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The Mid-Morning Dump: Happy New Year!

If you rung in the new year with the College Football Playoff you were probably pretty disappointed.

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Iowa State Football

MANNING IS THE BEST. O-line coach in the country, at least according to Football Scoop.

Iowa State Basketball

FIX IT, PLEASE. Iowa State's perimeter defense has been questionable, and it needs to be shored up before the match up in Norman tomorrow night.

Iowa State Wrestling

MIDLANDS RESULTS. Tanner Weatherman finished second at 165 pounds in the 2015 Midlands Championship, and four other Cyclones finished in the top 8.

College Football Playoff

CLEMSON CLAMPS DOWN. Behind a strong rushing attack, and a defense that didn't allow Oklahoma to do the same, Clemson won the Orange Bowl in blowout fashion and moves on to the National Championship.

ALABAMA IS BORING. The second blowout of the night saw Alabama shut out Michigan State and give Nick Saban a chance at his fifth national championship.

BIG MONDAY. January 11th is the date for the National Championship game in Glendale, AZ, and at this point does anyone feel it isn't Alabama's to lose?

EGG ON ESPN'S FACE. Putting the semifinal games on New Year's Eve was a gamble by ESPN, and it backfired completely with two blowouts.

Around the Country

MORE FOOTBALL. New Year's Day brings even more football and here's your schedule.

THE OTHER BOWL YESTERDAY. Tom Herman's Houston Cougars beat Florida State by two touchdowns in the Chick Fil-A Peach Bowl, and then he started quoting Drake.

WINTER CLASSIC IS ON TOO! The NHL Winter Classic pits the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins against each other in Foxboro today (Noon, NBC).

BELICHICK IS DISAPPOINTED. Bill Belichick feels Chip Kelly deserved more time in Philadelphia, and throws some shade at players who left the Eagles.

GOFF SURPRISES NO ONE. Cal quarterback Jared Goff has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft.

ALLEY OOPS. The Blazers saved a ball out of bounds and it somehow turned in to an alley oop.