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The Mid-Morning Dump: Sick Cows, Keeping Up and I Think Cumberland is Dead

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On This Day in Sports History
OCTOBER 8, 1916. Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland College 222-0, the most lopsided victory in college football (uh, sports?) history.
Iowa State Football

KEEPING UP IN THE BIG 12. To do so, you have to be able to rip off big gains. Iowa State is getting there.

KEEPING UP THESE NEXT THREE WEEKS. Wally Burnham has his work cut out for him, but Brent Blum explores some recipes for success (one of them is not applying for disaster relief funding).

KEEPING UP ATTENDANCE. Jon Solomon at CBS Sports compiled a list of Power 5 attendance numbers through four weeks compared to 2014. Iowa State ranks 28th overall in 2015 an saw an 11% increase from last season.

KEEPING UP THE CREATIVITY. Mark Mangino stifled David Beaty's defense last week on a couple occasions, and adding creative new wrinkles to the Cyclone offense will continue to be a point of emphasis.

Iowa State Volleyball

FARMAGEDDON. It's a sweep! The ladies improved to 10-5 (3-1) after beating Kansas State in straight sets.

Around The Country

1/13. Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta fanned 11, got in a fight, stole second and pitched a complete game shutout en route to a 4-0 NL Wild Card win over the Pirates. But yes, there was a bit of a scuffle and one unfortunate casualty.

BRAVE ANNOUNCEMENT. Bryant University assistant Chris Burns is college basketball's first openly gay coach. Through Outsports, he wrote about it here.

EVACUATE THE BLATTER. The FIFA ethics committee has provisionally suspended President Sepp Blatter and others for 90 days over ongoing corruption allegations.

BILL SIMMONS. If you listen closely, you can still hear him bitching about ESPN.

WE'LL PUT A GOLF SHOE IN YOUR ASS. The United States has jumped out to a 4-1 lead over the Internationals in the Presidents Cup.

BAYOU BRETHREN. Due to the recent flooding, South Carolina is moving their "home game" against LSU to Baton Rouge. In response, LSU plans to give all ticket profits back to USC, donate to their flood relief fund and play their fight song.

POOR BEVO.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bevo XIV will not be attending this weekend&#39;s OU game due to a life-threatening condition. He has been Texas&#39; mascot since 2004.</p>&mdash; Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) <a href="https://twitter.com/LonghornNetwork/status/651872360560230400">October 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I guess you could say poor Bevo's life...

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...is at steak.

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