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The Mid-Morning Dump - 2/25/13

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BIG MONDAY IS BIG. Randy Peterson details why tonight's matchup is a big deal for a variety of reasons. Meanwhile, Steve Malchow says the hype machine is in full effect for tonight.

FIRST TIME SINCE 2006. This is the first time Iowa State will be on Big Monday since 2006.

BUBBLE BOOST. Iowa State could use the boost from a KU victory to get off the bubble completely.

THE MAYOR'S GONNA MAYOR. A must read on the chronicle of Fred Hoiberg and Iowa State taking a risk on each other, and how much it's paid off.

OH, AND WE PLAYED ON SATURDAY. Lost amidst the Kansas hype is the fact that Iowa State rolled to an easy victory over Texas Tech, avenging the loss earlier this season. Most noteworthy was probably the fact that Melvin Ejim somehow outdid himself on "Ejim fouls", picking up a foul for getting elbowed in the face.

LADIES WIN TOO. Four players in double figures meant that the women also cruised to a victory, 69-50 over Kansas State.

PETE TAYLOR AND "THE RUN". It's been 10 years since we lost Pete Taylor, and is honoring his memory.

CHATTING WITH JAKE AND A.J. Iowa State Daily catches up with Jake Knott and A.J. Klein at the NFL Combine.

KLEIN ON KLEIN. A.J. breaks down his own game.

STILL AN UNDERDOG. AK47 still believes he's an underdog story, even after winning Big 12 defensive player of the year.

MORE FOR BETSY SAINA. The Cyclone Olympian won 3 more individual titles at the Big 12 Indoor Championships.

NEW RED RAIDER HELMETS. I actually kind of like these. Texas Tech goes 2 for 2 on offseason changes!

GET READY FOR THE OFFSEASON STORIES. Jason Kirk gives you the five storylines you'll be forcefed about [insert team here] this offseason.

TERRENCE GANAWAY SEEMS LIKE A COOL DUDE. The former Baylor player and current St. Louis Ram is working at Jimmy John's this offseason, and has a great attitude about it.

LINEMEN RUNNING THE 40. While set to Chariots of Fire. Gotta watch this, right?