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Published: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:04 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:31 a.m. CDT
From left, Cooper McDermott, Jay Wolfe and Ben Irr complete a 50-minute run early today at the Creston High School cross country practice. Coach Pat Schlapia said the squad of more than 50 ran between four and 6.5 miles during the workout. The team is preparing for the Sept. 2 opener at Dallas Center-Grimes.
Senior Maria Mostek (left) and Jessica Beatty complete the training run.

Big Mondays

AMES — The Iowa State men’s basketball team will be featured in at least three games on ESPN’s Big Monday, with the possibility of a fourth game. The schedule was released today by the Big 12 Conference.

Iowa State will play on Big Monday three straight weeks. The Cyclones’ first game will be on Jan. 26 when they host Texas at Hilton Coliseum. On Feb. 2, Iowa State travels to Kansas and on Feb. 9 the Cyclones visit Oklahoma. All games will start at 8 p.m. (CT).

Iowa State’s home contest on March 2 is part of a “flex pick” option for ESPN. The network will choose between the Cyclones-Sooners and Baylor at Texas.

The three or four games on Big Monday will be the most for Iowa State in a single season.

The Cyclones played a pair of Big Monday games last season, beating Oklahoma State in a triple overtime thriller in Stillwater and falling to Kansas at home.

Iowa State’s entire 2014-15 Big 12 schedule will be announced at a later date.

2015 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule on ESPN’s Big Monday (all times central):

Jan. 5 – Oklahoma at Texas (ESPN or ESPN2), 8 p.m.

Jan. 19 – Oklahoma at Kansas, 8 p.m.

Jan. 26 – Texas at Iowa State, 8 p.m.

Feb. 2 – Iowa State at Kansas, 8 p.m.

Feb. 9 – Iowa State at Oklahoma, 8 p.m.

Feb. 16 – Kansas at West Virginia, 8 p.m.

Feb. 23 – Kansas at Kansas State, 8 p.m.

March 2 – Baylor at Texas or Oklahoma at Iowa State, 8 p.m.

Student tickets

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Office is now accepting orders for single game football tickets from current UI students.

Tickets are available on a single game basis for all home games of the 2014 Iowa Hawkeyes, except the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series event with Iowa State on Sept. 13. A limited number of tickets to that game are available, but, at the present time, those can only be purchased as part of a season ticket purchase by a member of the general public, UI faculty and staff, or UI student.

Current UI students can make their purchase online behind the “BUY TICKETS” link in the upper right hand corner of hawkeyesports.com, the official web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes, and then following instructions for ticket purchases by UI students.  UI students must be signed into their student account.

The price of single game tickets for UI students and UI student guest tickets are listed below.  A student who purchased a seven-game or six-game student season ticket paid $25 per game.

Northern Iowa (Aug. 30) — UI Student:  $30; UI Student Guest:  $40.

Ball State (Sept. 6) — UI Student:  $25; UI Student Guest:  $30

Indiana (Oct. 11) — UI Student:  $30; UI Student Guest:  $40.

Northwestern (Nov. 1) — UI Student:  $30; UI Student Guest: $40.

Wisconsin (Nov. 22) — UI Student:  $35; UI Student Guest: $55.

Nebraska (Nov. 28) — UI Student:  $25 - General Admission in the student area; UI Student Guest:  $40 - General Admission in the student area.

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