Sports, Monday, August 9th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

NFL: Bizarre Twist Leads Former Cyclone Basketball Player to the NFL:

In an unprecedented move, the Seattle Seahawks announced they are signing former Iowa State basketball player Michael Jacobson — yes you heard that right — to a free agent contract.

Jacobson, who is listed at 6-7, 244, last played football at Waukee High School in 2014.

He earned a scholarship offer from Iowa State, but instead he went to Nebraska to play basketball.

After two seasons with the Cornhuskers, Jacobson transferred to Iowa State where he started 67 games over two seasons, averaging 9.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

As a junior, Jacobson helped lead Iowa State to a Big 12 tournament championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, earning Big 12-All-Tournament Team accolades after averaging 9.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in the Cyclones’ three wins.

After finishing his college career, Jacobson spent last year playing in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague — the highest division in Ukraine.

He was reportedly signed to play tight end.

College Basketball: UNI Lands Huge In-State Prospect:

The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team got better over the weekend, securing a commitment from highly touted in-state prospect Trey Campbell.

Campbell has starred at Cedar Falls High School and will stay close to home in his commitment to the Panthers.

Campbell is ranked in the top-5 of most all recruiting services for the Class of 2022 in the State of Iowa.

He held offers from South Dakota and Virginia Tech.

Campbell averaged just south of 14 points per game for Cedar Falls High School last year.

College Football: Iowa State’s Campbell Talks Big 12 Re-Alignment 

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is focused on his team and not the long-term future of the Big 12 Conference.

Texas and Oklahoma announced they intend to leave the Big 12 to join the Southeastern Conference, leaving the future of the eight remaining schools in doubt.

Campbell, who led his team to the Playstation Fiesta Bowl a season ago and are in most every preseason polls’ top-10, have not been hurt on the recruiting trail either — despite the ongoing uncertainty regarding the school’s conference affiliation.

The Cyclones boast a top-25 class — with room for more in the Class of 2022 — anchored by a pair of four star commits in Hunter Deyo of Lewis Central and Greg Gaines of Tampa, Florida.

Iowa State opens at home on September 4th against Northern Iowa.

You can listen to that game on FM 98.5 and AM 1130.