The Mid-Morning Dump - 2/12/13

LAZARD REASSURANCE. Allen Lazard was named the #1 WR (#24 overall) recruit in the country by Rivals yesterday, but he's telling fans that his commitment to Iowa State is as solid as it gets.

CYCLONE ALLEY! Fred Hoiberg has brought the students back in droves, and paired with Cyclone fans' ridiculous record of internet voting, Cyclone Alley is in the semifinals of the student section of the year contest.

TALKING WITH T.J. CFTV catches up with Coach Otz on the ISU rotation, Texas, and prized recruit Matt Thomas.

PARKING WOES. If you're going to the TCU game this Saturday, you should probably read this parking information.

OFFSEASON TO DO LIST. David Ubben highlights what Iowa State needs to do this offseason to ensure a successful 2013 season.

2009 BOOMS AND BUSTS. Looking at the hits and misses of the 2009 recruiting class.

#8 IN THE BIG 12. Durrell Givens checks in at #8 on Ubben's postseason list of the top safeties in the conference.

FACILITIES FUN. Iowa State's new football facilities played a big role in landing four early enrollees.

WEATHERMAN WINS! Redshirt freshman Tanner Weatherman is your Big 12 Wrestler of the week.

EARLY SIGNING PERIOD. Bob Stoops joins the brigade of coaches who are in for an early signing period.

KU IS BACK TO BEING KU. After a historic 3 game skid, KU thumped Kansas State in Lawrence, 83-62.

APATHY REIGNS IN AUSTIN. Things have gotten pretty bad in the land of Longhorn basketball.

KABONGO'S BACK. Maybe the apathy will decrease a bit as Myck Kabongo makes his return to the court against Iowa State (but probably not).

ASK A COMPLIANCE OFFICER. This is a MUST (and hilarious) read if you want to know if you're committing an NCAA violation as a "booster".

ROVELL IS CLUELESS. Will Leitch details the maddening fact that Darren Rovell is almost universally disliked, but is somehow not aware of this.

MCCARRON'S LADY. Katherine Webb is in SI's Swimsuit issue, so Brent Musberger probably bought 100 copies.

THE A STANDS FOR ARMED ROBBERY. Four Alabama players were arrested for various robbery charges.

NO MORE WRESTLING. The IOC is dropping wrestling of all disciplines as an Olympic sport after 2020.

SELF DENTISTRY. Devin Setoguchi got high sticked, so he pulled out his own loose tooth on the bench.

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