TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
FEBRUARY 2, 1876. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, which came to be more commonly known as the National League, was formed. The American League was established a quarter century later, with the first World Series being held in 1903 between the NL's Pittsburgh Pirates and the AL's Boston Americans.
IOWA STATE SHOOTY HOOPS
ABOVE THE CHAOS. Randy Peterson gets you primed for the week ahead (and beyond) in Cyclone basketball.
DOG FIGHT. Georges Niang likens West Virginia's press defense to being chased by a couple of wild pit bulls.
HAND ME A COUSY. Monté Morris has been named one of 10 finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to college basketball's best point guard. He is the Big 12's sole representative.
COACHES' CHARITY CHALLENGE. Do you hate being ranked 20th? Do you hate Steve Prohm being ranked behind both Fran McCaffery and Greg McDermott? Then vote, dummy.
WINTER STORM CAMPBELL
YOU CAN'T RECRUIT TO AMES, THEY SAID. In the past 24 hours, Matt Campbell has picked up commitments from 4-star WR Deshaunte Jones and former 4-star QB Jacob Park. Be sure you're checking into our recruiting stream daily — nay — hourly. We don't anticipate this ending anytime soon.
CHIPPEWA FALLS. Down 12-9 through five matches, Iowa State mounted a comeback and rolled No. 21 Central Michigan through the back half of last night's meet to win 25-12. It ended a three-meet losing streak for the Cyclones.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
THE GRAVEYARD. The Iowa Caucus was last night. This is all you really need to know.
Trump will join UNC, Michigan State and Oklahoma as number ones to lose in Iowa.— Mick Shaffer (@mickshaffer) February 2, 2016
IS DUKE RANKED? Well?
WRITTEN IN THE STARS. Tomorrow is National Signing Day. Here's why recruiting rankings matter.
TIT FOR TAT. Solid Oak Sketches is suing NBA 2K16 (more accurately, 2K) for the inclusion of tattoos it owns copyrights for.
CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH. Baylor QB Seth Russell has been cleared to play after his midseason neck injury.
To God be the glory! Prayers have been answered. Thanks to Doctor Emory, Doctor Russell and the… https://t.co/c9hsa1nFiT— Seth Russell (@S_Russell17) February 1, 2016
TAKE A BOW. Derrick Rose hit a late go-ahead three last night and was pretty proud of it.
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