Below are various video packages for I-State News, which aired on ISUtv, the television station at Iowa State University (Channel 18 on Mediacom in Iowa).
Practice makes perfect — Tyrus McGee excels beyond the arc
ISU men’s basketball guard Tyrus McGee made 96 3-pointers during the 2012-13 season for the Cyclones on his way to leading the nation in 3-point percentage with a 46.4 percent mark. McGee began shooting as a kid using milk crates and carried it over to his time at Iowa State at the Sukup Basketball Complex.
Inside the ‘Insect Zoo’ at Iowa State
The Iowa State Insect Zoo regularly makes trips around the state of Iowa to show off its various insects ranging from beetles and cockroaches to millipedes and tarantulas. Ginny Morgal oversees the operation and works closely with a few students at Iowa State University to make the zoo run.
Leonard Johnson — Returning to finish his degree
After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, former ISU football player Leonard Johnson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and worked his way into the lineup. Following his rookie season, in which he had three interceptions, Johnson returned to Iowa State to finish his college degree.
A ‘super’ internship — An ISU student interns at the Super Bowl
ISU student Kevin Hansen earned a big internship when he was awarded Toro’s turf management internship and a weeklong stay at Super Bowl XLVII in February 2013. Hansen spent the week working on the sporting world’s biggest stage in New Orleans and had the chance to work firsthand with turf management legend George Toma, who has worked on the field for every Super Bowl.
A life of movies — An ISU professor retires after 38 years of teaching students
ISU professor Tom Beell has been involved in movies his entire life. From working at a movie theater as a teenager to writing movie reviews and to teaching journalism students for nearly 40 years, Beell has lived through his passion for the film industry. Now, after 38 years at Iowa State, the longtime professor is retiring.