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THE TED CRUZ/GRAYSON ALLEN JOKE HAS BECOME SELF-AWARE.

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Iowa State Athletics

A WIN’S A WIN. Iowa State prevailed over Kansas State even though they blew a huge lead in the 2nd half.

THOMAS EXPLOSION. Matt Thomas went off for a career-high in points, and it was absolutely necessary to get a win.

EXPECTED THOUGH? The Cyclones are consistently inconsistent, writes Chris Williams.

RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY. Defensive back recruit Michael Onyemaobi has a great relationship with the coaches at ISU.

DEBBIE DOWNER. Travis Hines says the process is more important than the results for the Cyclones going forward.

Around the Country

TED CRUZ EMBARRASSES DEADSPIN. In the internet burn you never saw coming, Ted Cruz absolutely annihilated Deadspin on Twitter yesterday.

TOP 100 GAMES. Iowa State makes two appearances on the top 100 college football games of 2016 list, but both were from losses.

ELITE RECRUITS. Which states do most elite recruits come from? Take a look.

EA = TOUGH. Erin Andrews has a case for being the toughest person at the Super Bowl.

CRAZY NIGHT IN CBB. Kansas, Villanova, and Kentucky all lost last night. Prepare for a world with Gonzaga at #1.

CELEBRATE SO HARD. One Tennessee player celebrated so hard against Kentucky that he split his pants.

GOOD GUY HUGGY. Bob Huggins made an extra $100K for cancer research by beating Kansas four times.

SLIP... SCORE! Andrew Wiggins nearly fell to the ground before hitting a game-winning shot.

COAST TO COAST. Jack Eichel went coast to coast down the ice to win it for the Buffalo Sabres in overtime.

OH, KOREA. The Korean basketball all-stars did the Mannequin Challenge in the middle of their game.

SKITTLES SUPER BOWL. Super Bowl ads are starting to come out. Here’s one from Skittles.