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The Mid-Morning Dump: The Big 12 Just Can't Get Anything Right

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Whether it's Baylor, Baker Mayfield or expansion, the Big 12 just can't seem to avoid looking dumb to the rest of the country.

Iowa State Basketball

HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER. Iowa State Men's Basketball has a new strength coach, but it's a familiar face around Cyclone Basketball in Pete Link.

MADNESS. What's the only thing madder than March Madness? Putting out a bracket prediction nine months early, that's what. But Lunardi seems to like Iowa State, so I'm cool with it.

#RIPBDJ. A New Orleans Pelicans fan club from England, made this little video highlight tribute to Bryce Dejean-Jones.

Iowa State Football

JOST HAPPY TO BE HERE. The #1 ranked offensive tackle in Illinois is excited to be a Cyclone. This has to be music to Cyclone fans' ears, as the Cyclones don't have the depth of a lot of top programs.

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER. Head coach Matt Campbell, has begun his satellite summer camp tour and Scout's Allen Trieu has a recap of a North Central camp.

ALL OF THE LIGHTS. The official beginning of the Matt Campbell era will begin at 7:00pm on September 3rd against UNI and will be broadcast on Cyclones.tv. Some other early season kickoff times were announced yesterday as well.

I-SEC-U. One of the best safeties in the south, with a host of SEC offers is scheduled to visit Iowa State this summer. Kam White talks about why a commitment could be coming sooner rather than later.

Around the Big 12 Country

LONEHORNS. It's beginning to sound a lot like Texas wants to skip Big 12 expansion and get to the next round of realignment where they can leave the Big 12 all together.

ONE BILLION DOLLARS. Looks like the League will be presented with information at its meetings this week that will show how the Big 12 could gain $500 million by adding two teams and a cool $1 billion by adding four.

DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN. This issue is so important, it's now reached the Children's Museum of Memphis.

NO, NOT THAT TOM HILL. Baylor Football fired two more staffers yesterday.

JUST SHUT THE DAMN THING DOWN. A victim of rape by two Oregon State football players 17 years ago has a pretty strong take regarding the situation at Baylor.

THEN THERE'S THIS. I'm almost sure it has to be pure chaos down in Waco at this point.

UNCLE KEN. Nothing surprises me about Baylor anymore after watching the interview on ESPN's Outside the Lines. Yahoo Spots' Dan Wetzel breaks the whole thing down.

KICK THEM OUT? Apparently there is a way for the Big 12 to expel Baylor, should it choose to do so. Based on recent decision making patterns by the conference, I can safely say that I have no clue what they will do with this information.

SOOOOO-KLAHOMA SORRY. The Big 12 voted against a rule that would allow walk-ons to transfer from one school to another without having to sit out a year. It also would have given another year of eligibility back to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who had this to say:

DEFLATE-GATE. Who doesn't love a great minor league baseball promotion. Especially one this savage.

ADVANCE THE STATISTICS. All you KenPom haterzzzz and people in general that dislike the role that advanced analytics are playing in sports (specifically basketball), should read this article explaining what role they should be playing in basketball today.

WELL DON'T YOU FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT...AGAIN. Marlon Byrd will be suspended for 162 games following his second positive PED test result. The same Marlon Byrd who famously quipped that "you'd have to be an idiot to test positive, and I was one of those idiots" after his first failed test in 2013.

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