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The Mid-Morning Dump: Prepping for a Showdown with the Hawkeyes

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Iowa State Basketball

HEALING UP. Monte Morris is a little banged up after the outing against Buffalo, so he was held out of practice on Tuesday. He's expected to be good to go against Iowa.

ERNST REDSHIRTING. Freshman forward Brady Ernst will end his season and seek a medical redshirt after the staff felt he wasn't progressing as well as they'd hoped coming off his ACL tear last year.

MASTER TROLL. Rob Gray recalls the memories All-World troller, Georges Niang, has provided us the last few years in association with the Cy-Hawk rivalry.

TALL TASK. Bill Fennelly explains why it'll be tough for the Twister Sisters to defeat the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes when they play in Hilton on Friday night.

DEDICATION. Some Iowa State students were already camped out in line for the men's game against Iowa on Tuesday... Two days before the game is played.

Iowa State Football

THREE WISE MEN. Bobby La Gesse profiles how three men ensured that Matt Campbell ended up at Iowa State.

GETTIN' PHYSICAL. The plan is for Coach Campbell to use physical schemes and run the ball according to this story in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

CLASSY TO THE END. Former head coach Paul Rhoads sent a letter to high school coaches around the state of Iowa thanking them for the past seven years.

Iowa State Volleyball

POSTSEASON AWARDS. Caitlin Nolan and Jess Schaben were named as All-Midwest Region First Team and All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention, respectively. Schaben was also the Midwest Region Freshman of the Year.

Around The Country

HEISMAN SNUBS. SB Nation's Bill Connelly explains why Derrick Henry is awesome, but 3 other players deserve the Heisman trophy even more.

WATCHABILITY. Wanna know which bowl games you should tune into this year? Check out this list, which breaks down every bowl by its appeal to viewers.

BOWL GIFTS. There's some sweet gifts being handed out to the players at this year's bowls, including Xbox Ones, Best Buy gift cards and life-sized player decals.

POWER RANKINGS. In the latest college basketball power rankings, Iowa State comes in at #9.

ON THE MOVE. There was a bundle of trade news in Major League Baseball yesterday. The Cubs shipped out Starlin Castro to the Yankees, but brought in Ben Zobrist. Also, the Diamondbacks added to their rotation by trading for Shelby Miller.

SO COCKY, YET SO GOOD. The Golden State Warriors are now 23-0, and they're all celebrating shots before they even go in.

#SIXERS. Wanna go to a Philadelphia 76ers game? Tickets are cheap. So cheap, that beer is actually more expensive.

NINE DAYS! Until Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released for our viewing pleasure.