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The Mid-Morning Dump: Kobe-mania Takes Over

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LARD ON BOARD. Post recruit Cameron Lard officially signed with the Cyclones yesterday.

OTZ OUTZ. ISU assistant TJ Otzelberger will become the next head coach for SDSU, leaving a vacant assistant coach spot in Ames.

SUE THE BASTARDS. Former ISU professor Larry Curtis would be proud of Bubu Palo, who's suing the University and Board of Regents over the handling of his 2012 sexual assault case.

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THE ISU BRAND. If you like jersey concepts, you'll love Kagavi's latest article explaining how ISU can add Jack Trice to its brand.

SOUND THE SIRENS. Campbell & Co. picked up their sixth class of 2017 recruit last night in Richard Bowens III.

BRIAN PEAVY HAS A FAN. Who's that fan? Matt Campbell, after watching Peavy's performance against Texas last year on TV.

Kobe, and Some Other Stuff

KOBE PERFORMANCE. In his final game, Kobe Bryant put up 60 points on 50 field goal attempts in helping the Lakers to a win.

KOBE CHUCKIN'. The 50 shot attempts was the most in over 33 years.

KOBE PEERS. So who tuned in to watch Kobe's last game? Oh, just about the entire NBA.

KOBE KANYE. With a variety of celebrities in attendance, even Yeezus cracked a smile during Kobe's last game.

KOBE PRAISE. Magic Johnson went so far as to call Kobe the greatest Laker ever in the pre-game introduction.

KOBE LETTER. A basketball wrote a letter to Kobe. Yes, you read that right.

OH YEAH, A RECORD. The Golden State Warriors won their 73rd game, breaking the record of the '95-'96 Bulls.

ANOTHER RECORD. Steph Curry became the first player in league history to make 400 3-pointers in a single season.

SAVAGE. Kids are punking NBA players these days.

UHHHH. Donald Trump asked "How's Joe Paterno?" during a rally in PIttsburgh.

KOBE HIGHLIGHTS. See them for yourself in the video below.