Tailgating Tradition Continues at Iowa State

Latham Hi-Tech Seeds continues its tradition of supporting Iowa State University (ISU) Cyclones football by hosting our annual tailgate and sponsoring the Latham Locker Room Report on Cyclone Radio Network. Be sure to tune into the Latham Locker Room Report after each game – whether it’s home or away – for exclusive interviews with ISU coaches and players!

Tomorrow the Cyclones play at home, and we will host our annual tailgate for Latham® dealers and customers. We’re looking forward to gathering with Team Latham members and fellow Cyclone fans! You can bet we will serve our signature cocktails, including CyRitas and Hail Mary’s with beef sticks in place of stir sticks.

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Latham ISU Tailgate with Matt Campbell, Head Football Coach

Although we always “Tailgate Victoriously,” we have especially high hopes for winning tomorrow’s game. Iowa State (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) comes into this game on a high after claiming the Cy-Hawk Trophy over in-state rivals the Iowa Hawkeyes for the first time since September 2014.

Coach Matt Campbell’s winning percentage is the best of any Iowa State head coach since Charles Mayser won .647 percent of his games from 1915-19. In addition, Campbell was named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year Award in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

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Chris Latham, CFO, Matt Campbell, ISU Football Coach, John Latham, President


The Cyclones are breaking in a new quarterback this year, but redshirt freshman Hunter Dekkers is one to watch. The Cyclones also lost their main running back after the 2021 season to the NFL draft, but Jirehl Brock returns to the starting lineup. His performance has been solid in the first two weeks.

Another fun fact is a new playing surface was installed in Jack Trice Stadium on May 3, 2022. The sod was grown at the ISU Horticulture Research Station.

If you haven’t driven past the stadium recently, you’re in for a treat. Football fans no longer have to dodge traffic and drivers should have less stress avoiding pedestrians thanks to the completion of the $10 million East Gateway Bridge. This bridge connects the Jack Trice Stadium area to expanded parking east of the stadium, including a new donor RV parking/tailgating area.

College Game Day tailgates feature everything from trail mix and Buffalo Chicken Dip to chili and ribeye sandwiches. Click here for a link to some of our favorite tailgating fare. We’re also featuring a recipe for crowd-pleasing Fall Snack Mix. It also makes for a great snack during fall harvest. Enjoy!

Fall Snack Mix from the Crazy Tupperware Lady



  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 5 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Salted Caramel Peanuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package candy pumpkins
  • 1 package M&M’s (optional)



  • In a large greased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereal and peanuts.
  • In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 6 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from the heat; quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy.
  • Immediately pour over mixture. Toss to coat.
  • Bake, uncovered at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Cool completely. Stir in candy pumpkins & M&M’s. Store in Tupperware® to keep fresh! Makes about 20 cups.

Recipe and photo credit go to Crazy Tupperware Lady.