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The Mid-Morning Dump - 9/2/15

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On This Day in History
SEPTEMBER 2, 2013. Sixty-four year old Diana Nyad becomes the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage for protection.
Iowa State Football

RETURN DUTIES. After being bored at practice and trying his hand with the scout team, punts now belong to Allen Lazard.

THIS AND THAT. Rob Gray talks Dondre Daley, Quenton Bundrage, JUCOs and prepping for UNI's defense.

ALL I KNOW IS NO DAVID JOHNSON. Wally Burnham scouts the UNI O.

YEAH, WE GET IT. Opening Day hasn't exactly been a strong suit.

HOW ABOUT A HIT TAPE? This is almost certainly a repost, but hey, enjoy. (WARNING: Plenty of reminders about how much you're going to miss E.J. Bibbs)

Iowa State Basketball

SCOUTING REPORT. Chris Cuellar looks closer at new commits Donovan Jackson and Solomon Young.

SO FAR, SO GOOD. Chris Williams on Prohm's recruiting efforts, Monté Morris and who's next.

THE WEIRD AND WATCHABLE. ESPN's five teams they can't wait to see (me either).

Seattle Mariners

HOUSTON? NO PROBLEM. The M's, powered by three home runs, took game two of three from the first place Astros 7-5.

Around The Country

GET TO KNOW HIM. All eyes are about to be on 17 year old American tennis prodigy Frances Tiafoe.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Marshawn Lynch appeared on Evine Live to sell Skittles and get hit on.

FEDERER SMASH. Roger Federer did the Wii Tennis thing where you hit the ball impossibly hard, except in real life.

SUPERFLY SUPER IN TROUBLE. Former wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the 1983 death of his mistress.

SEMI-TRUCK JUMP. The new world record is now 166 feet after this.

THE FALL OF ROBERT GRIFFIN III. There's no doubt RG3 has been a disappointment, perhaps a failure, but Rodger Sherman writes that it's not all his fault.

WEEK 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS. Man, that feels good to say.

NOT A RIVALRY. Steven Godfrey penned an outstanding article on the Baylor-TCU not-rivalry rivalry.

CASUAL TUESDAY. A feat the common man only dreams of accomplishing, Vince Wilfork went to work in overalls.

THE NFL TOP 100. An ESPN panel, 70+ people strong, have ranked the top 100 players in the NFL.