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The Mid-Morning Dump - 10/2/12

A daily collection of links about the Cyclones and sports in general.

OPEN QB COMPETITION... OR NOT? Paul Rhoads spent most of his press conference defending Steele Jantz, but also declared the best QB in practice this week would start this weekend.

UNDERDOGS AGAIN! Iowa State starts as an 11 point underdog to TCU.

TALKING TCU. Iowa State players discuss the upcoming battle against the Hypnotoads.

STILL ALIVE. Iowa State is one of 31 teams still alive for the National Championship.

STATS ARE MISLEADING. Except these ones from Kirk Haaland, where Iowa State falls exactly where you'd think they'd be.

NEW ROYCE? Fred Hoiberg indicates that he will use Will Clyburn in a lot of point-forward situations

MAKING HISTORY. Libero Kristen Hahn was named Big 12 Defensive Player Of The Week for the 3rd straight week, the only Cyclone to ever three-peat.

GUSGASM. Since you probably missed Texas-Oklahoma State while watching our game, here's Gus Johnson calling screaming the game in 70 seconds.

WHAT'S THE OPPOSITE OF MEAN MUGGIN? Brandon Lloyd had time to smile for the cameras while making a diving TD catch.

MIKE LEACH TALKS ABOUT BELTS AND SHOTS. The Pirate talks about belt styles and refs catching him being bent over getting B-12 shots.

JIM MORA IS A DICK. That's pretty much it, writes Jason Kirk.

EYE GOUGING IS COOL AGAIN. Ohio State says Michigan State was eye gouging in the bottom of piles.

ONE PLAY CHANGES EVERYTHING. Bill Self's successful career at KU may have never been if Davidson had hit a single jumper.