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The Mid-Morning Dump - 2/5/15

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Iowa State Football

NEGATIVE RECRUITING? YOU DON'T SAY. Paul Rhoads talks about how he battled negative recruiting with his committed players.

TWO FOR ONE. After losing Devine Ozigbo to Nebraska, Louis Ayeni recovered with two of his running back targets.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE. Rhoads brags about his recruiting class.

HELP UP THE MIDDLE. Rob Gray talks about the JUCO help the Cyclones got on both sides of the ball.

GRADES FIXED. De'Amontae Jackson scared off some schools with his grades, but Iowa State stuck with him, confident he will qualify.

SALVAGED. Tommy Birch writes that the Cyclones finished with a decent recovery after a rough recruiting season.

Iowa State Basketball

THREE GAME SLIDE. The ladies fell to OU on the road in a weird Wednesday morning game.

Around The Country

A CALAMITY IN LUBBOCK. Kansas State is clearly trying to make their Farmageddon friends feel better at this point, putting up just 47 points in a loss to Texas Tech.

IOWA STATE, NOTABLY ABSENT. The 11 biggest winners on signing day.

HE'S GIANT. LET'S SIGN HIM. BYU signed an offensive lineman based on thinking he looked light on his feet during a pickup basketball game.

SNOOP SWITCHING ALLEGIANCES. After his son committed to UCLA, Snoop Dogg says he's ditching USC.

THE PATRIOTS ARE NEVER BORING. Julian Edelman endorses a Sherman meme, while LeGarrette Blount trolls Beast Mode. Meanwhile, Rob Gronkowski continues to be the world's largest and most amusing child.

TINDER TROPHIES. If you're an athlete looking for a booty call on Tinder, don't expect the ladies to keep quiet about it.

AMATEUR HOUR. The Heat lost LeBron and now can't even inbound the ball.

SIR SMILES A LOT. KU's Kelly Oubre is always happy.

SYRACUSE OUT. The long tourney streak for the Orange will be over as they've self-imposed a postseason ban.

AND JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT. Don't we all need more Saved By The Bell in our lives?