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The Mid-Morning Dump - 12/22/11

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Iowa State Basketball

The Cyclones defeated Lipscomb 81-64, though Ames native Jordan Burgason kept the game close for a while.

Iowa State Football

3 mid-year transfers for the Cyclones in T.J. Mutcherson, Clifford Stokes, and Cory Morrissey. They will be eligible for spring practice.

Iowa State is around the 5,000 mark for Pinstripe Bowl ticket sales.

Around College Football

Our new Big 12 friends TCU come in with a W, beating Lousiana Tech 31-24. TCU QB Casey Pachall just broke Andy Dalton's single season passing yardage and completion records... and he's just a sophomore. With a sweet haircut.

Pitt couldn't get one Paul to interview, so they settled on hiring another: Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst will be the Panthers' new head coach.

Todd Graham, meanwhile, saying that he never should have taken the Pitt job in the first place. Is there anything believable that can come out of this guy's mouth anymore?

And in the "obvious fact that somehow people spent money to research" study of the day, Oregon researchers have proven that greater team success equates to male students performing worse academically.