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The Mid-Morning Dump: Robots are Taking Over Football

Cole Netten wants to keep winning for Matt Campbell, the Big 12 cellar looks terrible, and robots are taking over America's newest pastime.

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Iowa State Football

NETTEN IS CAMPBELL'S BEST BET. Cole Netten went through some struggles in 2015, but has kept his humor up and hopes to keep winning games for Matt Campbell.

HOLDING DOWN THE TRENCHES. Campbell's approach of building his team from the inside out includes targeting two more offensive tackles in the 2017 recruiting class, and the feeling appears to be mutual.

Iowa State Athletics

BUCKLEY ISN'T DISTRACTED. Jadda Buckley says that the lawsuit by Nikki Moody is not a distraction to her and her teammates as they prepare for the 2016-17 season.

TRACK IS GOOD. The Cyclones are sending 19 participants to the NCAA Track & Field West Prelims in June.

Big 12 News

COULD A CHAMPIONSHIP BE A MISTAKE? Ed Feng of The Power Rank takes a look at the research around the proposed Big 12 Championship game/expansion and comes up with some interesting results.

KANSAS MIGHT WIN A GAME! Bill Connelly has started his previews for Big 12 teams and he looks at Kansas, who will probably suck this year, but not suck as bad!

SNYDER'S LAST RIDE? BIll Snyder's ride in Manhattan is likely nearing an end, so does he have another miracle season left in him?

STRONG TURNAROUND. Can Charlie Strong move off the hot seat and turn Texas in to something that resembles what everyone expects the program to be?

UCONN MAKES THE CASE.Q&A with the SBNation UConn blog about how their school might possibly fit in the Big 12.

Around the Country

SHARK TANK. The San Jose Sharks won 3-0 last night to take a 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Blues and did so behind the strength of Joe Thorton's passing.

LEDOMINANCE. LeBron James is peaking and the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to destroy the Toronto Raptors.

FOOTBALL ODDS! Vegas came out with their over/under on wins for the 2016 season.

HORSE ODDS! The Preakness Stakes is tomorrow and here's all you need to know to bet on it.

MCMAKEUP. Conor McGregor says his relationship with Dana White is in good standing after meeting with him in Los Angeles this week.

MODEL X-ED UP. The Tesla Model X has some issues with build quality as one blog found out after some rigorous testing.

ROBOTIC TACKLING DUMMY. The Pittsburgh Steelers are practicing against robotic tackling dummies that reportedly move as fast as a real human being.