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On This Day in Sports History

OCTOBER 22, 1939. The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 23-14.

Iowa State Football

BIG-BODIED BACK. Mark Mangino is leaning on true freshman Josh Thomas in big, short-yardage spots.

CYCLONE SCUTTLEBUTT. This week's edition here.

MITCHELL MEYERS. A belated happy birthday to the one and only, who plans to make the trip from to Waco from Houston this weekend, where he's being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma.

WE ARE STOPPING OURSELVES. The Cyclones need to find a way cross midfield and get the ball into the end zone.

TEN THINGS FOR THE SECOND HALF. Jake Trotter trots out your 10 Big 12 things to expect from the second half of 2015, and Iowa State makes an appearance.

Iowa State Basketball

TOP 40, BABY! Dick Vitale's preseason top 40 is a diaper dandy.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Eamonn Brennan writes how the Big 12's disappointing NCAA Tournament showing is adding fuel to the fire the conference's returning veterans.

Around The Country

#THEYWEREOK. The Cubs 2015 postseason run is over. Daniel Murphy smacked a home run in an MLB-record sixth straight postseason game, and the Mets swept Chicago at Wrigley Field to advance to the World Series.

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SB NATION NBA SEASON PREVIEW. Get it while it's hot.

YEAH, I'D LIKE TO RESTRUCTURE MINE TOO PLEASE THANKS. Backup PF and Cavaliers rebound specialist Tristan Thompson has agreed to a fully guaranteed five-year, $82 million contract after four months of negotiations. And Kings C DeMarcus Cousins is as surprised as you are.

TWIS. This Week in Schadenfreude is hilarious, and there's a Jake Rudock "trash" reference for old time's sake.

BACK TO THE FUTURE, VIKINGS STYLE. Minnesota Vikings players celebrated yesterday's oft-mentioned "Back to the Future" day with Marty McFly impersonations.

DEZ BOUGHT IT. Monkeys are pretty cute, so Dez Bryant now owns one named Dallas.

WHAT'S THAT LIKE. Florida State hasn't even turned the ball over yet this season.

A FATHER'S LOVE (HOPEFULLY). Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus, formerly committed to UCLA, says he only played football so his dad would love him.

TEXAS MONEY. The biggest apparel contract in college athletics is Michigan's $169 million agreement with Nike. It's being reported that Texas now has a 15-year Nike deal of its own... and it's bigger than that.