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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 2024 will take place in Hilton Coliseum on Saturday, April 20, 2024. For more information, including table lottery entry, please click HERE.

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 2023 Recap

Table Lottery Information

Returning teams from the previous year (permanent tables only, excludes lottery tables) receive 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 for the annual lottery tables. Lottery winners will be drawn at random, and anyone can enter (limit one entry per person). Lottery tables are just a one-year assignment and do not guarantee a permanent table in the future.

Each year's "table lottery" winners receive the first opportunity to secure non-renewed permanent tables the following year (only if available). Priority is given to the order of the lottery selection. If all tables are renewed the following year, lottery winners will have to re-enter the "table lottery" for their chance to participate.

Important registration dates

FEBRUARY 1, 2024 Table renewal registration and lottery entry open
FEBRUARY 23, 2024 Table renewal registration and lottery entry closes
FEBRUARY 26, 2024 Lottery winners drawn at random
APRIL 20, 2024 Cy’s House of Trivia 2024

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Cyclone tailgate tour

Cylone Tailgate Tour

The ever-popular Cyclone Tailgate Tour, powered by MidAmerican Energy, is an annual 12-stop tour throughout the state of Iowa each May. Each tour stop is open to Cyclone fans of all ages and is FREE to attend.

The Cyclone Tailgate Tour provides the opportunity for Cyclone fans to interact with Iowa State coaches and administrators, including Athletics Director Jamie Pollard, the “Voice of the Cyclones” John Walters, football coach Matt Campbell, men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger, women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly, volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch, wrestling coach Kevin Dresser, and Cy.

This family-friendly event includes giveaways, food and beverage available for purchase, and allows fans to connect with fellow Cyclone fans in celebration of Iowa State Athletics. All kids in attendance receive a complimentary gift. Official Iowa State merchandise is available for purchase at all evening stops.

2023 Cyclone Tailgate
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Week 1:

May 15 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Paton
209 Main

May 15 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Council Bluffs
Mid-America Center - Convention Center

May 16 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Sioux City
Seaboard Triumph Foods Expo Center

May 16 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Okoboji
The Roof Garden at Arnold’s Park

May 17 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Webster City
Briggs Woods Conference Center

May 17 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Clear Lake
Surf Ballroom

Week 2:

May 22 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Marshalltown
Emerson

May 22 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Waterloo
Cedar Valley SportsPlex

May 23 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Dubuque
Grand River Center

May 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Cedar Rapids
Veterans Memorial Building - The Coliseum

May 24 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Bettendorf
Isle Casino Hotel - North Tower Lobby

May 24 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Des Moines
Midmerican Energy Company RecPlex

Week 1:

May 15 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Paton
209 Main

May 15 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Council Bluffs
Mid-America Center - Convention Center

May 16 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Sioux City
Seaboard Triumph Foods Expo Center

May 16 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Okoboji
The Roof Garden at Arnold’s Park

May 17 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Webster City
Briggs Woods Conference Center

May 17 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Clear Lake
Surf Ballroom

Week 2:

May 22 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Marshalltown
Emerson

May 22 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Waterloo
Cedar Valley SportsPlex

May 23 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Dubuque
Grand River Center

May 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Cedar Rapids
Veterans Memorial Building - The Coliseum

May 24 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Bettendorf
Isle Casino Hotel - North Tower Lobby

May 24 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Des Moines
MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex

2020 and 2021 Virtual Tailgate Tour

2020 Show 2021 Show

*The Cyclone Tailgate Tour was a virtual event in 2020 and 2021.

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