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Craig Sager brought the nation to tears last night at the ESPY's.

Iowa State Basketball

NADER UNGGGGHHHHHHH. After discussing whether or not Abdel Nader has been the best rookie for the Celtics during Summer League Play, Hardwood Houdini further analyzes the former Iowa State forward after his game Tuesday night.

BABB-Y DADDY. Chris Williams catches up with former Cyclone (and new father) Chris Babb in this Off the Record podcast.

CAP CITY UPDATE. Garrett Kroeger has your weekly YMCA Capital City League update and some info on incoming graduate transfer David Bowie.

Iowa State Football

DARIUS WHITE OUT. Darius White is forgoing his senior season and entering the job world. Jared Stansbury analyzes what that could mean for the Cyclones this fall.

CURB YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Uncle Randy urges Cyclone fans to curb their expectations in the aftermath of Mike Warren and Allen Lazard being selected to the Preseason All Big 12 team because, well, the line is full of question marks.

Iowa State Golf

THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. Former Cyclone Scott Fernandez is competing in the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland. You can follow along here.

Around the Country

THE ESPYS. The best part of the ESPY's last night was TNT broadcaster Craig Sager's acceptance speech after receiving the Jimmy V award for perseverance.

LEAVING MIZZOU FOR BAYLOR? Imagine what a dumpster fire Missouri must be for their AD to bolt for Waco after just more than a year on the job.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD. Shea Serrano is writing again, and lays out how much different the NBA world could be had the Oklahoma City Thunder have won game six.

MINNESOTA HOMER ALERT. Jason Concepcion thinks that Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins might be the next Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

IOWA'S CADDYSHACK MOMENT. Lightning struck at Des Moines Golf and Country Club the other day (eye emoji).

ICYMI. Our gracious overlord took a swing at identifying which pokemon Iowa State basketball players would be.

HE KNOWS ABOUT BEING THE VILLAIN. Mark Cuban says the Warriors are the new NBA villain, and thinks that's good for business.

ALMOST THE SAME THING. Those who were looking forward to Tom Brady speaking at the Republican National Convention won't get to hear him, but will hear from an actual Heisman winning quarterback.