Iowa State University

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Iowa State University
City: Ames, Iowa
Type: Public
Sports: basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling[1]
Colors: gold, red
Mascot: Cyclones

Iowa State University is a public university located in Ames, Iowa. It was founded in 1856, and was designated as a land grant college under the Morrill Act signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862. The team is athletically affiliated with the Big 12 Conference, and its mascot is the Cyclone.


In 2007, the university was criticized for denying tenure of astronomy professor Guillermo Gonzalez, allegedly because of his acceptance of intelligent design.


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