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Drafting a kicker in the first or second round is going exactly as we expected.

Iowa State Football

EVERYONE IS TICKED. Matt Campbell is ticked and he hopes the players are too after two fourth quarter collapses.

LAZARD BACK. Allen Lazard is finally back to 100% and it’s time to ball out.

GIVE WARREN THE ROCK. Campbell explains why tailbacks only got three second half touches and why going deep is a solid strategy against the Longhorns.

BEST FRESHMAN? Is Deshaunte Jones the best offensive freshman in the Big 12? It’s certainly a possibility.

TIME TO WIN. Jeff Woody notes that the improvement is nice and all, but it’s time to actually start closing these games out.

Iowa State Basketball

NIANG-BERG. If you can’t get enough material on the recent meetings between Niang and Hoiberg, Cody Westerlund has the best one yet.

GEORGES THROWING MORE SHADE. Georges Niang was interviewed on KXNO’s Morning Rush, and the end of his interview is vintage Niang.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. It’s former Cyclone fan favorite, Daniel Edozie’s birthday today.

Around the Country

BLOW THE GJALLARHORN. The Vikings are the league’s last remaining unbeaten team and that gives them the right to blow that damn horn whenever they want.

NO GIANT KILLER? The San Francisco Giants have now won 10 straight elimination games, so I’m sure tonight will go well for the Cubs.

WINDIANS. Cleveland had no problem sweeping Boston yesterday and joins the Blue Jays, who swept the Rangers, in the ALDS.

DOINK. Remember when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent a second round pick on Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo? Well it almost bit them in the ass last night with a professional doink, but he did kick the game winner.

HOCKEY BACK. The mothership has dropped their NHL season preview, and if you’re not on board with the NHL, you really should be.

TIGER NOT BACK. Tiger Woods was supposed to return to competitive golf at this week’s Safeway Open, but he pulled out of the event citing a vulnerability of his game.