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Iowa State Men's Basketball

BYE, SON. The Cyclones let NDSU hang around for a bit, but eventually pulled away in the second half for a 20 point victory.

FIVE TAKEAWAYS. Jared Stansbury has five takeaways from the win last night.

MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY. Steve Prohm when Georges Niang went down holding his leg last night: "Man, just make sure it's not an ACL."

SO MUCH FOR THAT. Jameel McKay's Twitter hiatus only lasted two days, as he was back to retweeting last night. Meanwhile, Jordan Ashton joined the Twitter venting party.

Iowa State Football

IT'S OFFICIAL. ISU announced the additions of John Kuceyeski and D.K. McDonald to the staff yesterday. They will serve as the director of scouting and cornerbacks coach, respectively.

THESE TWO TOO! Also joining the staff are offensive line coach Tom Manning and tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh.

GRANT-ED HIS RELEASE. Backup quarterback Grant Rohach will transfer in the offseason, Iowa State announced yesterday.

FIRST TASTE OF MAGIC. Matt Campbell took a break from the recruiting trail and spoke during the under-8 media timeout at the men's basketball game in Hilton Coliseum.

BLOWN AWAY. That's how Campbell describes the atmosphere that he took in when Toledo was in town to play ISU a couple years ago.

FIRST FAMILY OF FOOTBALL. Meet the Campbell family, Iowa State's new football royalty.

Iowa State Women's Basketball

CANCUN CONFIDENCE. Sophomore center Bryanna Fernstrom has impressed Bill Fennelly so far, and he notes that her confidence grew while the team was in Cancun.

Around The Country

THEY'RE IN, RIGHT? Oklahoma stayed at #3 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

INSANE HOPS. Look out for Texas' Kerwin Roach. He'll totally dunk all over you.

BROKEN ANKLES. Maryland's Melo Trimble put a North Carolina defender on his butt last night, but UNC held on to win the battle of top-10 teams.

DIALLO DEBUT. In case you missed the news, freshman Cheick Diallo made his season debut for Kansas last night. He even unleashed a Karl Malone "Mailman" dunk in his first game.

OLD MAN DEFENSE. Dirk Nowitzki did his best impression of you, YES YOU, playing defense in your local rec league.

YOUNG MAN DEFENSE. Meanwhile, James Harden is proving night in and night out that you can make a killing in the NBA despite not giving a shit on defense.

CANCER-FREE. Devon Still announced that his daughter Leah is cancer-free.

LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING. Happy holidays from the hood.