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The Mid Morning Dump: White Helmets Are Finally Here!

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The wait is over: the Cyclones will be changing up their uniform combinations this fall, adding an alternate white helmet/all white uniform combination.

Iowa State Football

THIS IS NOT A DRILL, FOLKS. After much speculation and hype via Twitter, Iowa State announced that they will wear alternate white helmets several times this upcoming season.

WHICH HELMET IS BETTER? You be the judge.

CYCLONE NATION'S COLLECTIVE REACTION TO GETTING WHITE LIDS:

ARTHUR MILLER OR RANDY PETERSON? Uncle Randidly chimed in on Big 12 expansion once more, this time portraying the off-season as a 4 act play. What part does ISU play in all this? Better check out Peterson's production...

Iowa State Basketball

ALL IS WELL, I THINK? For those of you constantly on the edge of the Cyclone basketball cliff, it appears that all of ISU's signees have made it to campus, with the exception of Cameron Lard, who will join the team for the summer in July.

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RIP KIMBO SLICE. Former MMA fighter/mountain of a dude Kimbo Slice passed away yesterday. I'm sure he's still whooping fools in some backyard up in heaven.

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THIS JAGUAR HAS RABIES. Jag's coach Doug Marrone wired up is.... interesting?

THAT POOR PINATA. David Ortiz is definitely your Pinata's worst nightmare.