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The Mid-Morning Dump - 5/8/15

Iowa State Basketball

MORRIS-PAN. Monte Morris has been asked to try out for the Pan American Games this summer. The Roland Rocket Gary Thompson is the only former Cyclone to have played in the games.

Iowa State Football

WELL THIS IS NEW. Foot shooting penchants be damned, RB signee Sheldon Croney decides to shoot himself in the hand instead. Snark aside, get well soon Sheldon.

Seattle Mariners

WE LIKE BBQ. The Mariners were off last night, but if you find yourself in Seattle on June 6th be sure to drop by the Lookout Landing BBQ at Safeco Field.

Around the Country

TROLL MONEY TEAM. Floyd Mayweather is going to fight in September but would love for Manny Pacquiao to be on the undercard.

THIS SEEMS FISHY. The UFC has a huge new sponsorship deal with Reebok, but the fight payouts to UFC's fighters seem strangely low.  Bloody Elbow has a good breakdown of how this would have looked historically and it's still not pretty.

UNNATURAL SUCCESS. On one hand it's a good thing we didn't pick the Astros this summer, as they're actually pretty good and pull off one man DPs.

FLORIDA GOT THEIR GUY. Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White is heading to Florida to fill Billy Donovan's shoes.

A-ROD PASSES MAYS. Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays last night with his 661st career home run. Next up: Babe Ruth's 714 home runs.

CANAZN TREACHERY. Our very own CanAzn can relate to Sydney Leroux's transition from the Canadian to American National Team.

DEFENSIVE SCHEMING. Fans of defense can see how the 2-4-5 matches up against the 3-3-5, which is often employed by our riot brothers.

COLLINS A COWBOY. Yours truly is pretty happy about this as consensus first round talent La'el Collins signs with the Dallas Cowboys.

AT LEAST THERE'S NO EDWARD. The future of hockey looks bleak with the future stars having names like these kids.

ANKLES DON'T BEND THIS WAY. Michal Rozsival of the Chicago Blackhawks made mincemeat of his ankle last night.

DOESN'T MATTER, STILL WON. The Blackhawks held off a rally by the Wild to sweep the series, and the Montreal Canadiens blew out the Tampa Bay Lightning to remain alive.