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The Mid-Morning Dump - 1/28/14

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MUST READ. Rob Gray gets the background on Daniel Edozie, who has overcome poverty to even make it to D1 basketball.

1 VS 2. Kansas has 5 victories over ranked opponents while Iowa State has 4, good for first and second in the nation.

WELL, THAT'S REASSURING. A day after dropping the hate on Bubu Palo, ISU President Steven Leath says that now that the matter is out of his hands, he "won't coach from the President's office."

DOING IT WITH DEFENSE. Kirk Haaland writes that the Cyclones' defense has been just as important as the offense when it comes to winning.

PREVIEWING KANSAS. Iowa State players talk about the anticipated rematch with KU.

WHAT SLUMP? Bill Self doesn't think the Cyclones were in a slump at all.

KIRBY KILLING IT. Of the Big 12 players in the Senior Bowl, Jake Trotter notes that Kirby Van Der Kamp made perhaps the biggest impact with a 46.9 yard average and a long of 54.

IOWA STATE AT THE SUPER BOWL! Here's yet another story on Super Bowl coaches John Fox and Pete Carroll both coaching at Iowa State.

CUSTER HIGHLIGHTS. Some clips of him at the Timberwolves shootout.

OU ON A ROLL. The Sooners upset their in-state rivals somewhat easily last night in Norman, continuing their path to a tourney bid.

NOBODY LIKES JAMEIS. Max Olson has a fascinating story of Jameis Winston's earlier days.

RYAN MILLER, SB NATION FAN. Team USA's first choice goalie has a very patriotic mask for the Olympics, and it features the SBN logo.

OMAHA! The Denver Airport has changed arrivals and departures featuring Omaha to Omaha! in honor of Peyton Manning.

NOBODY LIKES THOSE NBA SLEEVED JERSEYS. Well, at least the players don't. Somehow, the jerseys are selling well among fans though.

NO GAYS HERE! The mayor of Sochi says the town has absolutely no gay inhabitants. Right.