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The Mid-Morning Dump - 3/26/13

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MORE SADNESS. The fifth seed Cyclone women fell to the fourth seed Georgia Bulldogs last night, 65-60.

GO TYRUS! You knew he was a great shooter, but just how good was he this year?


THE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING UNDERDOGS.
Brent Blum pens a piece on the team that gave you fits, but was oh so much fun to watch. Sad fact: In five of Iowa State's 12 defeats, the Cyclones led or were tied in the final minute.

PLAYING FOR THE DRIVE. Chris Babb and Georges Niang say they wanted Aaron Craft to take the three that doomed the Cyclones' season.

PRO DAY/NUMBER CHANGES. Iowa State players will take part in pro day today, and results will be updated throughout the day. Also, Jacques Washington and Grant Rohach are switching their numbers.

LOT TO WORK WITH. The Cyclones head into spring football with a lot of promise, but lots to work on.

SPRING CAMP. David Ubben breaks down Iowa State's spring camp.

UH, WHAT? Royce White is returning to Rio Grande after leaving it just last week, blaming it on a miscommunication or something. Who knows at this point?

FGCU IS AWESOME REDUX. A detailed report on why Florida Gulf Coast is the best school ever.

WHAT'S A COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER WORTH? Freakonomics estimates the value of a win for a program, and in turn, the value of each player.

TUBBY SMITH FIRED. Minnesota let Tubby go yesterday, and CBS has guesses of who the next coach will be. Fred Hoiberg is mentioned, but not in the capacity that will make you sad.

THE MORE YOU KNOW. Maryland doesn't have a copy of the agreement it signed with the Big Ten, just so it can avoid answering to public information act requests. This is standard with TV contracts, too.

MOVING ON UP. Georgia Southern and Appalachian State are moving up to FBS football, and joining the Sun Belt conference.

DEAR MARSHALL. After another controversial string of events at the NCAA tournament, USA Today has a good column on the rebellious Rebel. Somewhat hated columnist Gregg Doyel tells Marshall Henderson to not be like him.

MANZIEL SHOVES GA. Johnny Football got into an altercation with a grad assistant at a scrimmage on Saturday.

GAY NFL PLAYER? Mike Freeman reports that there is a current NFL player who is considering coming out, and playing afterwards. Bravo if so.