Iowa State Football
BIG GET #1. JUCO Cornerback Octavious Morgan committed to Iowa State over the weekend as a member of the 2017 class. Alex Halsted has quotes from Morgan over at Scout.com ($).
BIG GET #2. 4-star offensive lineman Caleb Chandler, who lives in the heart of SEC Country, committed after a visit on Saturday. Halsted once again has quotes from Chandler and a few Iowa State coaches ($).
THE FUTURE? Cleveland gets a title, the Cubs are cleaning up almost halfway through the season, and Iowa State is...
So @cavs won an NBA Title, D. Johnson won a major and the Cubs have the best record in baseball. Iowa State football = 2017 National Champs.— WRNL (@WideRtNattyLt) June 20, 2016
Iowa State Basketball
FOOTBALL DRIVES THE BUS. Conference expansion is driven by football television contracts but basketball will certainly be changed should the Big 12 choose to expand.
KASONGO KOMMITS. Tennessee forward Ray Kasongo committed to the Cyclones over the weekend and will sit out the 2016-17 season and have two years to play once he's eligible.
MOVE ASIDE SDW. Naz Mitrou-Long decided that it was a good time to break the Capital City League single game scoring record by dropping 72 points last night.
SPORTS & FATHER'S DAY. Travis Hines writes about the intersection of sports and Father's Day.
CROWN THE KING. LeBron James delivered on his promise to win a title in Cleveland after beating the Golden State Warriors on the road in Game 7, 93-89.
THE BLOCK. The block that won a title.
GREATNESS VALIDATED. It's time to recognize that James is one of the all-time greats and any doubt of his ability is a thing of the past.
THAT INCLUDES YOU, SKIP BAYLESS. Scott Van Pelt threw some shade at the LeBron haters last night, the most vocal one being Skip Bayless, who left ESPN after the Finals concluded.
LOVE 3:16. Kevin Love did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression last night.
THIS ONE WAS FOR CLEVELAND. There were so many moments that defined Game 7 that it's had to choose just one, but at the end of the day this was a championship for the city of Cleveland.
Around the Country
NATIONAL CHAMPION JOHNSON. Dustin Johnson won the US Open yesterday in survival fashion and erased the memories of last year's mistakes.
THE USGA DIDN'T HELP. Johnson had a ball move on him as he was addressing his putt, the USGA didn't originally assess a penalty, then kind of did, then kind of didn't, and then finally did. It did not go over well with Johnson's peers.
JACK OF ALL TRADES. Standford running back Christian McCaffrey is good at pretty much everything.
PRO SATELLITES. If the NCAA takes over administration of satellite camps they might end up holding them at pro facilities, which is actually a decent idea.