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The Mid-Morning Dump - 8/18/14

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FRED DOES EVERYTHING BETTER. Mayor McDreamy partakes in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges Harrison Barnes and Doug McDermott.

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY. Our old friend Kirk Haaland has gone to the dark side and is now a permanent member of the CycloneFanatic team. Seriously though, good luck to him and the CF crew, who we don't hate, I swear.

SCRIMMAGE TALK. Both coordinators talk about the Saturday scrimmage.

DEFENSE DOMINANT. Either the first team defense was really good, or the second team offense was awful.

MIND OVER BODY. Paul Rhoads says that freshmen adjusting mentally to the Big 12 is just as important as the physical component.

ONE DOWN, ONE WIN. The Iowa State women won their first game against Italian Select in their tour of Italy.

EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION. The English Premier League got under way this weekend, and so began the usage of the vanishing spray introduced during the World Cup.

JANSEN'S BACK. Jansen Watson is back with the Raiders after taking some time off.

NEAR UNANIMOUS. Florida State is number 1 in the first AP preseason poll.

TROTTER TALKS BIG 12. Crimson and Cream Machine got ESPN's Jake Trotter on to talk about the state of the conference.

THE CFL CHRONICLES. Jon Bois does his usual completely inane but wildly entertaining post, this time on Tim Tebow's travels through the CFL.

KIRBY TIME? , Kirby' Van Der Kamp is trying to keep busy while waiting for a shot with an NFL team. After watching Carolina Panthers punter kick the ball 8 yards. maybe A.J. Klein is willing to give KVDK a reference.