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The Mid-Morning Dump: Kliff Kingsbury Starred in The Notebook, TAKE THAT!

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Iowa State Basketball

RECALLING A RIM RATTLER. Jameel McKay remembers a time when eighth grader Deonte Burton dunked on a McDonald's All-American.

NOT LOOKING AHEAD. The Cyclones promise they're not overlooking Coppin State with a date in Norman against Oklahoma on the horizon.

ONE MORE NON-CON. When ISU comes out and plays the game "the right way," they can be fun to watch, according to Steve Prohm.

GET RESERVES SOME RUN? Randy Peterson argues that Coach Prohm should get his reserves some playing time against Coppin State, seeing as how Iowa has beat the Eagles by 35 and Creighton beat them by 25 already this year.

OCTAGON OF DOOM. The Twister Sisters actually start their conference play today, heading on the road to take on Kansas State.

Iowa State Wrestling

THE LONE RANGER. Tanner Weatherman is the only Cyclone wrestler remaining on the front side of the bracket at the Midlands Championship heading into day 2.

Around The Country

#1 GOES DOWN. Our rivals to the east managed to take down a Denzel Valentine-less Michigan State squad in Carver last night. Meanwhile, we helped ensure everyone's favorite Des Moines Register reporter was clear of the court storm.

SUSPENDED. Three Clemson players, including one who got reasonable playing time during the season, have been suspended from the Orange Bowl for failing drug tests.

KELLY OUT. The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Chip Kelly after the veteran coach made a bunch of questionable player personnel moves during the past season.

BIG 12 1-1. The Baylor Bears set offensive records in their win against North Carolina (and UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik), while Texas Tech got beat behind a big performance from LSU running back Leonard Fournette.

MOM JOKE. Kliff Kingsbury starred in the Notebook. TAKE THAT, KLIFF.

BETTER BUDDY. Oklahoma star shooting guard, Buddy Hield, is more than just a shooter now, writes SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell.

I CAN'T EVEN. Wanna see what it looks like to go from halfcourt to the basket while taking only one dribble and not traveling? Here you go.

IT'S HERE. Tom Herman finally got his diamond grill.

DEADPOOL. The second trailer for the Deadpool movie dropped over the holidays. Because we're all mature adults here, the red band trailer is below (NSFW language).