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Cy's House of Trivia

Cy's House of Trivia

Cy's House of Trivia is an annual marquee event bringing together the best fans in the country for a competitive and fun game of trivia. Located on the floor of Hilton Coliseum, teams of eight enjoy an evening full of trivia, food and beverages, interaction with Cyclone coaches, former student-athletes, media personalities and a whole lot of fun!

Cy’s House of Trivia 2022 took place in Hilton Coliseum on April 9th, 2022.  Check back in 2023 for information on Cy’s House of Trivia 2023.

The evening features eight rounds of interactive trivia with ten questions each round (trivia categories cover anything from movies, history, geography, music, sports and more). Cyclone celebrities, coaches, former athletes and other special guests will join in the fun and rotate throughout the evening as a “ninth player” helping trivia teams. From its humble beginnings in 2007 with less than 30 tables to now being sold out with 100 tables, this event is one all Cyclone fans look forward to each spring.

2022 Recap

Table Lottery Information

Returning teams from the previous year are given the first opportunity to renew their tables for each year's event. New teams have the chance to join in the fun by entering the lottery table registration. Non-renewed tables from the previous year, plus five tables, will be placed in a random lottery to allow new teams to join in the excitement of Cy's House of Trivia. Winning lottery teams will be selected at random and anyone can enter the lottery pool.

Each year's table lottery winners will be given the first opportunity to secure non-renewed tables the following year (if available). Priority is given based upon the order of lottery selection. If all tables are renewed the following year, lottery winners will have to re-enter the table lottery each year.

Important registration dates

January 24 Table renewal registration and lottery entry open
February 25 Table renewal registration and lottery entry closes
February 28 Lottery winners drawn at random
April 9 Cy’s House of Trivia 2022

Enter Lottery

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Cyclone tailgate tour

Cylone Tailgate Tour

The ever-popular Cyclone Tailgate Tour, powered by MidAmerican Energy, is a traveling caravan throughout the state featuring Iowa State coaches, Athletics Director Jamie Pollard, the "Voice of the Cyclones" John Walters, student-athletes, spirit squad and Cy! This event, which takes place annually in May, is appealing for Cyclone fans of all ages and draws huge crowds across the state. Admission to all tour stops is free and open to all fans and friends of the Cyclones.

2022 Cyclone
Tailgate Tour


Week 1:

May 16 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Carroll
Carrollton Hotel & Event Centre

May 16 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Council Bluffs
Mid-America Center - Convention Center

May 17 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Sioux City
Siouxland Expo Center

May 17 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Okoboji
The Roof Garden at Arnold’s Park

May 18 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Sheffield
Sukup Manufacturing Co.

May 18 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Clear Lake
Surf Ballroom

Week 2:

May 23 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Iowa Falls
Highland Golf Club

May 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Marriott

May 24 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Ottumwa
Bridge View Center

May 24 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Bettendorf
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center

May 25 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Dubuque
Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center

May 25 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Waterloo
Cedar Valley SportsPlex

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Cyclones unplugged

Cylones Unplugged

Cyclones Unplugged is a season kickoff social event where Cyclone fans have the opportunity to mix and mingle with coaches across all sports at Iowa State. This annual event is free to attend and open to the public. The evening features food and beverage for purchase, a short program and live music.

Unplugged 2022

Cyclones Unplugged 2022
will be announced at a later date.

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