Iowa State held a pep rally at AutoZone Park for thousands of fans and then enjoyed the Liberty Bowl Parade on Beale Street.


There's no question that Cyclone Nation will pack the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for Iowa State's matchup vs. Memphis Saturday.

Another no-doubter: The supply of Busch Light is drying up.

Dozens of Iowa State fans attended's watch party at King Jerry Lawler's Hall Of Fame Bar And Grille Friday as the ISU men's basketball team hosted Kansas State Friday in a Big 12 Conference opener. The wrestling legend himself, Jerry Lawler, was there, too.

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In an interview with WHO-HD sports reporter Michael Admire, Lawler was asked about the significance of the bowl game as well as what he thought of Iowa State.

"The Liberty Bowl is great, and we have the Iowa State Cyclones in town. It's been awesome, a great turnout — come on let's hear it for you guys," Lawler said pointing back to the strong contigent of Cyclone fans.

Admire asks: "What's your impression of all these crazy Cyclone fans?"

"They packed the place last night, again tonight, again (Saturday). The only problem we had was: They drank us completely out of Busch Light beer!

"I didn't realize, in Memphis, Tennessee, nobody's ever heard of Busch Light beer. But apparently it's big in Iowa, right?"

You got that right, King. 

Watch part of the interview here:

Iowa State went on to defeat Memphis, 21-20.

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