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IT'S ALL BIG 12 TALK ALL THE TIME AND TEXAS IS BEING WEIRD ABOUT IT.

Iowa State Athletics

DRIVEN COTTON-MOYA. Kamari Cotton-Moya talks about the one thing that's driving him this season and it has to do with his health.

THREE OFFERS IN THE WILD. Steve Prohm has been busy this summer and handed out three offers for 2018 signees this week.

I-S-OLYMPICS. Iowa State has a rich tradition of Olympic participants and medal winners, and will look to add to it at the Rio Games in August.

Big 12 Expansion

RANKING CANDIDATES. A legitimate ranking of eight potential Big 12 candidates based on a litany of criteria that the Big 12 says they want in new schools.

EXIT FEES. It's not just the P5 schools that might have large checks to cut if they leave their conference for the Big 12.

TEXAS CONSPIRACIES. It's not Texas if there isn't a conspiracy involved, and there are some big ones being thrown around after UT's president tweeted support of Houston's candidacy.

Around the Country

SAD NEWS. Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died after a team workout yesterday.

EVERYONE LOVED GRIFFEY. The most transcendent player of our childhood will go in to the Hall of Fame this weekend as a first ballot hall of famer.

GOLD SHOES STILL EN FUEGO. 20 years ago Michael Johnson rode his gold shoes to gold medals in the 200m and 400m races at the Atlanta Olympics.

NOT OK ZEKE. Ezekiel Elliot had an apparent domestic abuse episode with his girlfriend recently, and she has the photos to prove it.

LUCHA UNDERGROUND. The 25 secrets of Lucha Underground, a wrestling promotion that does story telling better than anyone else.

FRIDAY READ. Tesla released Master Plan, Part Deux the other day, and part of it calls for an autonomous electric semi truck.