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The Mid-Morning Dump - 1/25/13

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LOVE AT FIRST BALL. The Des Moines Register profiles the relationship between men's assistant basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger and Marshalltown Community College head women's coach, and former ISU star, Alison Lacey. Props to Otz for the old school way of proposing.

SETBACK, NOT A DAGGER. Both the Ames Tribune and Chris Williams write about how the loss to Texas Tech on Wednesday was a setback, but not an end to the high hopes for this season.

STATS STATS STATS STATS EVERYBODY! Our favorite stat geek, Kirk Haaland, has two write-ups today. The first is a preview for Saturday's match up with Kansas State and the second is a breakdown of the fabled, and sometimes fatal, 4-0 run.

SAPP BRINGS THE SWAGGER. Warren Sapp, an alum of The U, gave the idea to Miami's basketball team to mock Duke's floor slapping routine late in their game on Wednesday. Be sure to watch the video.

TE'O VOICEMAILS. Someone called Manti Te'o and pretended to Lennay Kekua. Listen for yourself.

PARASITIC NCAA. Spencer Hall skewers the NCAA over their handling of the Miami investigation.

YAKUPOV'D. Not sure which is better, the goal, or the celebration.