“If you done it, it ain’t bragging!”

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Seventy Division 1A football programs played in a bowl game last season. Iowa State was one of them. Tennessee (1998 national champion) was among the schools that didn’t play in a bowl last season.

Twenty-seven schools played in a bowl game and earned a trip to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Iowa State was one of them. UCLA, Maryland, Arizona and Pitt are among the schools that didn’t make the NCAA men’s field this year.

Sixteen schools played in a bowl game and earned invites to play in the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. Iowa State was one of them. North Carolina didn’t make the NCAA women’s field this year.

Eleven schools played in a bowl game, earned invites to play in the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships and the NCAA Volleyball Championships. Iowa State was one of them. Pacific (two-time national champ) didn’t make the NCAA volleyball field last season.

You get the idea. The Cyclones are in select company.

The other schools that reached post-season play in all four sports were Big 12 members Baylor, Kansas State and Texas along with Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, California, Louisville and Florida.

As poet Walt Whitman once said, “If you done it, it ain’t bragging!”

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