April 24, 2015

AMES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa State men's basketball team will be paid $125,000 to open next season against Colorado in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Sanford Frontiers, the corporation that runs the Pentagon events center, will pay the Cyclones that amount according to a contract released by the school to The Associated Press on Friday.

Iowa State would owe Sanford $100,000 if it backs out of the game.

The contract did not say how much the Buffaloes will be paid for the Nov. 13 game.

High-profile college basketball games are nothing new to the Pentagon. The 3,200-seat gym has recently hosted Wisconsin, St. John's, Wichita State and Memphis.

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