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The Mid-Morning Dump - 10/30/12

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DG'S A SUN. Diante Garrett followed in his father's footsteps, landing an NBA contract with the Phoenix Suns. I'll always root for DG for sticking through some of the worst years of Iowa State basketball.

EVERYONE MISSES JAKE. Cyclone players react to the loss of Jake Knott for the season. Ernst Brun was notably surprised by the announcement itself, which gives you some idea of just how secretive Jake's status was.

SWAGGER NEVER LEFT? Durrell Givens says the defense never lost any of their confidence after the Oklahoma State debacle.

BACKING UP THE CLAIM. Steve Malchow with an interesting stat: Zero Cyclone opponent this fall have surpassed their season scoring average against Iowa State.

LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BIG WIN. Cyclone players are working hard to make Oklahoma the Paul Rhoads' upset special of 2012.

BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS LIKES US. Iowa State is the 30th ranked team in the nation.

JUST HOW BAD IS BAYLOR'S DEFENSE? Our Daily Bears takes a look at the nation's worst D against Big 12 competition.

DISCREPANCIES WITH MAURICE JONES. The Cyclones' newest transfer tells Travis Hines he wasn't actually academically ineligible at USC.

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER HAHN AWARD. Libero Kristen Hahn picked up another defensive player of the week award, her 5th of the year.

INJURY PROBLEMS AT MARYLAND. The Terrapins will be starting a true freshman linebacker at QB Saturday after their 4th QB of the year went down.

TERRIBLE, MIZZOU. I was embarrassed when Iowa State made a shirt to celebrate beating an over-ranked TCU team, but Mizzou has shirts celebrating beating 1-8 Kentucky.

SHUTDOWN FULLBACK. The guys are sending Gene Chizik to Spain.