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The Mid-Morning Dump: Expansion and Cyclones and Bears, Oh My!

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PERSONAL RECORD. Thomas Pollard, son of JP MONEY, ran a PR at the U-20 World Championships -- good enough for 16th place overall.

LUCK O' THE IRELAND? Iowa State Football's strength and conditioning program added Brandon Ireland as an assistant coach. He was previously on staff at the University of Illinois.

NEW YEAR, NEW FACE AT OC. Joel Lanning is preparing to play for his fourth offensive coordinator in four years with ISU.

JACKSON NEARING 100%. Incoming guard Donovan Jackson is almost completely healthy and is growing alongside Monte Morris.

PREPPING FOR CAMPBELL'S ISU. The rest of the Big 12 is preparing for Iowa State and its new head coach.

PUT IN EDOZIE! Here's an update on the recent fan-favorite Cyclone big man.

Big 12 News

GOT THE ALL-CLEAR. The Big 12 Board of Directors has authorized Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to gather information on expansion.

THE CASE FOR EXPANSION. Bobby La Gesse takes a shot at explaining why expansion is good for Iowa State.

EXPAND OR DIE. The Big 12 risks falling behind other Power 5 conferences if it doesn't expand soon.

ACC LOCKED IN. Thanks to the ACC's new Grant of Rights, all of the conference's schools are locked in until 2036 (!!!). Here's what that means for the Big 12.

JIM GROHHHHHBE. To say Jim Grobe's responses to questions yesterday about Baylor's "situation" were bad is probably an understatementMore on Grobe's inadequacy here from ClonesJer.

BEATING A DEAD LONGHORN. Charlie Strong claims Texas didn't even show up for last year's 24-0 debacle in Ames.

Around the Country

THAT'S EXPENSIVE. Don't try to intimidate skateboarders in your $250,000 McLaren. They'll smash your windshield and run away.

PUTIN WOULD BE PROUD. The Carolina Panthers bought their current owner a statue. Because why not.

SUPERTEAMS? NAH MAN, RINGS. Gregg Popovich doesn't care about your superteams, folks.

TOKYO DRIFT IN THE WOODS. Here's Japan doing Japan things, like drifting in the woods.

CONGRATS, ROOK. After hitting a homerun, the Angels gave rookie Ji-Man Choi the ghost celebration treatment.

ALL THE V'S. Just watch this Batman V. Superman Honest Trailer. It's good.