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10-06-04

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Mary Pink, ISU Athletics, (515) 294-3558

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News Tip: Cy turns 50; special events planned for Oct. 9 Homecoming game

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University's mascot, Cy, turns 50 years this year. Cy's milestone will be honored at the Oct. 9 Homecoming football game at Jack Trice Stadium. Game time is 6 p.m.

The Iowa State University Alumni Association and Iowa State Athletics will sponsor a balloon launch at halftime and a fireworks display following the game. The Iowa State Marching Band will play "Happy Birthday" and Cy's former little helper-- Clone -- will make an appearance.

A story on the history of Cy from his birth in the 1950s to the "friendly Cy" we know today may be found at http://www.iastate.edu/Inside/2004/1008/cy.shtml. Downloadable photos of the evolving Cy costumes and activities also are available with the story.

Quick look

Cy turns 50 and will be honored Oct. 9 during the homecoming football game.