On September 30, 2015, Travis Hines seemingly dropped a bombshell article that claimed from multiple sources that “the day after claiming the Diamond Head Classic championship in Hawaii in December 2013, the Iowa State men’s basketball team used luggage as beds and pillows in a hotel ballroom.”
According to this Iowa State Daily article by Ryan Young and Max Dible, Pollard had the following question for Hines: “So if Fred Hoiberg told you three weeks ago it wasn’t true, doesn’t it make you kind of scratch your head and say, ‘Gosh, what’s the motive to all this?’”
Hines went on KXNO-AM to have his side of the story heard: “The allegations and facts there that are presented aren’t traced back to one single source. All of the things in there are attributed to multiple sources. I think it’s a fair concern for people reading the story about anonymous sources, but that’s the way we decided to…proceed in writing the story.”
Thanks to @ISUMayor32 for setting the record straight. He has always been a class act.— Jamie Pollard (@IASTATEAD) September 30, 2015
Jamie not only had the last tweet, he had the last words too, per to our recap of this forgettable event in Cyclone history.