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On This Day in Sports History

JANUARY 12, 1969. After guaranteeing a win to a random heckler in the days leading up to Sunday, Joe Namath and the 19-point underdog New York Jets stunned the Baltimore Colts 16-7 in Super Bowl III. Broadway Joe completed 7 of 28 passes for 206 yards.

Iowa State Basketball

RANDY'S REMEDIES. A slow start isn't the end of the world, but the next three games may define Iowa State's entire regular season. Randy Peterson gives us his remedies for the Cyclones' most glaring problems ahead of tonight's road test in Austin.

PUT IT ON ME. Several players will tell you this season is still a work in progress. But if things aren't going right, Steve Prohm wants the blame.

RUMBLINGS OF DISSATISFACTION. They're prevalent, and the players are doing the only thing they can do in response: embrace them.

BOL BOUND. If you rearrange the letters in Thik Bol, you can spell Hit Blok, which doesn't really mean anything but is still kind of cool because he's currently the 4th ranked JUCO shot blocker with 4.9 per game. His last name backwards is also "Lob." Anyway, he visited Iowa State yesterday.

Iowa State Wrestling

NATIONAL RECOGNITION. After 8-3, 4-3, 16-4 and 6-5 performances in the Virginia Duals last weekend, 10th ranked 133-pounder Earl Hall is your USA Wrestler of the Week.

Iowa State Football

HE'S GOING TO NEED A TROPHY ROOM. The Football Writers Association of America has named Mike Warren to its Freshman All-American team.

Around The Country

ROLL TIDE. Are you sitting down? Alabama won its 4th National Championship in seven years last night. In a back-and-forth game that nobody wanted to end, the Crimson Tide defeated Clemson 45-40.

THE WIZARD RETURNS. Bill Snyder is returning to Kansas State for his 25th season. I've crunched the numbers via simple subtraction, and Snyder is four entire decades older than Matt Campbell.

SHOCKERS-SOONERS. Beginning next season, Wichita State and Oklahoma will meet in a two-game series. The Sooners will "host" the Shockers in Oklahoma City in 2016, and WSU will get a true home game in 2017.

ABSOLUTELY ROBBED. An NSIC referee has been suspended after assessing a technical foul to Sioux Falls for celebrating a buzzer-beating three-pointer that beat rival Winona State. Winona went on to win on free throws, a result the NSIC will not overturn.

BRACKET WATCH. Bracketology in early January is a complete waste of time, but sometimes it's hard not to care. Sports Illustrated's first "Bracket Watch" has been released.

HE'S LITERALLY A VIDEO GAME. I've had about enough of Steph Curry's bullshit.

ONE TRUE MEETING. FBS representatives are meeting this week to discuss Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby's proposal that would allow conferences to hold a title games without expanding or splitting into divisions.