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Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg takes a photo with fans Wednesday in Sioux City. Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg takes a photo with fans Wednesday in Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - The Cyclone Tailgate Tour made a stop at the Sioux City Convention Center on Wednesday. It's a chance for Iowa State fans to meet their favorite coaches in person.    It's also gives the coaches a chance to say thank you for all the support.

No one signed more autographs or took more pictures than men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg. The Cyclones won the Big 12 tournament title and went to the Sweet 16 last season, losing to eventual national champion Connecticut.

In the last three years, Hoiberg has averaged 25 wins per season and the expectations keep getting bigger.

"The summer and the fall programs will be very important leading into the school year and into our season," said Hoiberg. "But I'm excited. We've got the returners, the guys that sat out and then the new players we've got coming in. I think the biggest thing is to get them to mesh together and build great chemistry. I think that's what we've done well with the last couple teams that we've had."

Football coach Paul Rhoads is entering his sixth season. After three bowl trips in his first four years, Rhoads went just 3-9 in 2013.

ISU has set football attendance records each of the last three years. Jack Trice Stadium will be expanded to 61,000 seats in 2015 but Rhoads says that doesn't bring more pressure.

"There's always pressure," said Rhoads. "It doesn't matter if the crowd is half there or fully there. We don't need attendance figures to put pressure on ourselves. We're about winning football games and graduating outstanding young men and that's what we're working hard on a daily basis to do."

The Tailgate Tour also stopped at the Arnolds Park Pavilion in Okoboji.
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