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Iowa State University

Iowa State University (ISU) is an American public land grant university located in Ames, Iowa.

ISU is primarily known for its degree programs in engineering and agriculture.

It is also noted for VEISHA[?], which was once the second largest beer festival in the world (after Oktoberfest).

The sports teams are nicknamed the "Cyclones" because their football team was said to play football like a tornado. In 1895, the Iowa State football team went to Northwestern University and trounced them 36 to 0. A Chicago newspaper proclaimed that the team "struck like a Cyclone", and the name stuck. The Cyclones are led by "Cy the Cardinal" because it is too difficult for the engineering school to make a stuffed cyclone costume. Their colors are red and gold, and they play in the NCAA's Division I-A, and in the Big Twelve Conference.

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