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DOWN TO D-LEAGUE. Georges Niang has been sent down to the D-League, but that may not be such a bad thing for him.

IT’S A RIVALRY AGAIN. The Cy-Hawk basketball rivalry had some down years, but it’s back to being healthy, writes Brent Blum.

NIANG STILL INVOLVED. Did you really think Georges Niang’s presence wouldn’t be felt during Cy-Hawk week?

JABBING BACK & FORTH. You guys will love the exchange Niang and Prohm had.

BURTON EMERGENCE. Raw power and skill are turning Deonte Burton into must-see TV.

UNLEASH THE BEAST. Solomon Young is now a full-go following his hand injury.

JACK(SON) THE BACK(UP). Donovan Jackson is settling into his role as Monte Morris’ backup.

STRIPES OR NAH? Iowa is planning on striping Carver-Hawkeye tomorrow, but we have a better idea of what that’ll look like.

SWOLL. Cole Netten took home AP All-Big 12 First Team honors at kicker.

GLIMMER OF HOPE? Iowa All-American wrestler Cory Clark is out for the Cy-Hawk dual.

FUNKY. No one wrestles like Iowa State’s Colston DiBlasi.

MASON CITY REUNION! Jadda Buckley and Makenzie Meyer, Mason City alums, will square off when the Iowa and Iowa State women play tonight.

STEPPING UP. No one has stepped up for the Twister Sisters as much as Meredith Burkhall.

Around the Country

WILLIE, COME ON DOWN! Willie Taggart is the next head football coach at Oregon.

FOR AND AGAINST. Why each CFP team will and won’t win the ‘ship.

BLOCKBUSTER. Fireballer lefty, Chris Sale, is now a member of the Boston Red Sox.

LOOKED COOL THOUGH. This spin move was unnecessary, but it worked.

O’S SAY NO. If you’re wanting the Baltimore Orioles to sign Jose Bautista, it’s just not going to happen because of the fans.

TAKE THAT! A soccer fan was arrested for throwing a hamburger at a police horse.

...BEAVERS. These TV reporters share our sense of humor.