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The Mid-Morning Dump - 8/6/15

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Iowa State Football

I HAVE A FEW. The Cedar Rapids Gazette looks at the five biggest questions facing Paul Rhoads and the Cyclones as fall camp kicks off.

EXPECTATIONS. Aaron Gaffney of Heartland Sports talks expectations for the upcoming season (WARNING: you won't get through this without a NDSU reference).

THE LORD'S WORK. Redditor u/dybuell put together an EXHAUSTIVE 2015-16 college football preview guide, complete with the team schedule poster of your choosing. You can find Iowa State's herehere and here.

Iowa State Basketball

NO LONGER WAY TOO EARLY. ESPN released an updated Top 25, and Iowa State is in at No. 7.

Seattle Mariners

ROCKIES TAKE GAME 3. The M's missed a chance at a sweep and fell to Colorado in extra innings. It was gross, and Fernando Rodney hid in a tree.

Around The Country

SILENT TREATMENT. Rays rookie Richie Shaffer's first big league hit was a home run, so his teammates made him high-five air.

CRICKET THINGS. English cricketer Ben Stokes made a pretty phenomenal catch.

SOCCER TWITTER. The Timbers-Sounders rivalry has reached poop emoji status.

SHE WOULD BEAT MY ASS SENSELESS. How would Ronda Rousey fare against men? Fightland takes a look.

NO BUENO. Mexico allegedly faked times to enter swimmers into the World Championships.

COME BAAAACK! This tiny Oregon football fan already misses Marcus Mariota.

LINE 'EM UP. Donald Sterling and estranged wife Shelley are calling it quits.

THE INDISPENSABLES. Grantland looks at the 10 college football players who will prove to be most vital to their teams this season (one is from Louisana-Lafayette, so I feel as though research was done here).