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Iowa State schedule poster reminiscent of sour moments from last season

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Iowa State suffered two brutal losses last season, in part, because of bad block/charge calls, including one against Ohio State that helped knock the Cyclones out of the NCAA tournament.

So what does Iowa State do with its 2013-14 schedule poster? It uses an image that looks an awful lot like that moment against the Buckeyes in which guard Aaron Craft was able to coax a charging call even though his foot appeared to be hovering over the restricted area.

Craft went on to hit the game winner with less than 1 second remaining in what was one of the more memorable contests from the first weekend of last season's tournament.

An Iowa State official told in Des Moines that the poster was actually done by an outside company and it is purely coincidental that it ended up featuring a look reminiscent of those controversial plays. Iowa State also lost a regular season game against Kansas when a similar play didn't go its way.

Did we mention that on both occasions a higher power later said that the calls were incorrect and the Cyclones were victimized. The Big 12 Conference even apologized for how its officials ruled in the regular season loss to the Jayhawks and a national supervisor of officials told CBS studio hosts that the officials in the tournament game made the wrong call.

Given those facts, why wouldn't the Cyclones still be obsessed with those calls?

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Kyle Ringo is the assistant editor of The Dagger on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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