Author Archives: Patrick Tarbox

About Patrick Tarbox

I'm in my third year as Assistant Director for Athletics Communications at Iowa State. I work primarily with ISU's volleyball, track and field and gymnastics teams. I worked as a student assistant in the Athletics Communications office from 2008-12, working primarily with swimming and diving along with other sports in minor roles. I got my ISU degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in May 2012. Last year I worked as a Graduate Assistant in the TCU Media Relations office, working with track and field and swimming and diving. I look forward to providing insight on what is going on in and around Iowa State Athletics. I'm on Twitter @PatrickTarbox. Go Cyclones!

Jack Trice Stadium, Star Wars Create Incredible “Movie Night”

Editor’s Note: There are no spoilers in this article, I would not want to ruin Star Wars for Matt Shoultz when he finally relents and watches all of them in one sitting. This story is almost a perfect storm for me, … Continue reading

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Ronayne Lives Dream at Boston Marathon

What can you accomplish in four days? The answer is quite a bit, with the advances in technology and travel we can do so much more in so much little time than we used to. However, the challenges of balancing … Continue reading

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There’s An App For That

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato, The Republic Life always throws obstacles and challenges and people, ruining our perfectly laid-out days that we go into the day knowing will go perfectly. Sometimes it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Next Cyclone In

There is not an official list of Christy Johnson-Lynch buzzwords or catchphrases, but there are words that you hear and it catches on that they are topics CJL likes talking about. “Passing” is always near the top of the list, … Continue reading

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Iowa State-Stanford a Match of Great Setting Schools

Programs in many sports get reputations for producing many elite level student-athletes at particular positions. At Iowa State, the position that has stood out has been libero as ISU’s libero’s have earned an AVCA All-America honor and the Big 12 … Continue reading

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Volleyball European Tour Day Ten – Discover Yourself

It hasn’t really hit me yet, and I don’t know if it has hit anyone else just yet, but it is over. Tomorrow morning we will get on a bus early in the morning, which has been the story for … Continue reading

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Volleyball European Tour Day Nine – Meeting Milan

The first half of Saturday in Milan was sort of a rest day for the Cyclones. This was different from previous “rest days” because we were not waking up early to get on a bus to go somewhere or not … Continue reading

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Volleyball European Tour Day Eight – Road to Monterosso

The biggest fear of international travel nearly struck the Iowa State volleyball team late Thursday night and early Friday morning. When we travel from country to country, when we check into our hotels we have to turn in our passports. … Continue reading

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Volleyball European Tour Day Seven – Where is San Marco?

Thursday was a travel day for the Cyclones, as Iowa State departed Maribor and Slovenia. However, it was an extended goodbye as to get to our destination of Venice, Italy, we would have to cut across Slovenia to get to … Continue reading

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Volleyball European Tour Day Six – Vine Expressions

Before we left the hotel for our journey into Maribor’s City Center, our guide for this leg of the trip, Cory, gave a really interesting speech. He said that this is what a lot of Europe is like, and what … Continue reading

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