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The Mid-Morning Dump: Signing Day Recap Edition

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Iowa State Athletics

CYNING DAY. Here’s what you need to know about National Signing Day if you’re just a casual fan, and here’s what you need to know about 2018 if you’re a recruiting junkie already looking ahead.

IT’S FATE. Devon Moore loved Matt Campbell. He also loved ISU and its proximity to home. Fate brought them together.

POWER OF THE PEOPLE. How was Coach Matt Campbell able to pull together the best class in school history? It’s all about the people, man.

BRIDGING THE GAP. The class man be one of the best we’ve seen, but CMC knows it won’t make a difference for a couple years, so he brought in some dudes to bridge the gap.

TWISTER SISTERS. The Cyclone Women fell at home to #2 Baylor last night thanks to a dominating second half by the Bears.

Around the Country

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY. Lot’s of stuff happened yesterday, but here’s the 26 things you need to know. It also lead to some way too early top-25 rankings in which half the Big 12 is ranked.

POUTASI POUTASI. After signing with Cal yesterday, lineman Poutasi Poutasi lost his mother to diabetes.

S&P+ 2-YEAR RANKINGS. If you’re an analytics nerd and are familiar with the S&P+ analytics system, you’ll be pleased to know that Iowa State made the largest positive jump (68th to 49th) of any Power 5 school.

HOIBERG PROBLEMS. As if the Bulls weren’t struggling enough, now Butler is worried that assistant coaches are spying on players and conversations for management.

BORING BASKETBALL. It sounds odd to say, but the Warriors really have been relatively boring this season.

NOT BORING BASKETBALL. There was a ton of college basketball happening last night. Rather than subject you to just reading about KU/Baylor, here’s all the winners and losers from the action.

RE-TIGER WOODS. Tiger Woods is BACK! And it’s not going particularly well.

RETIREMENT. Colts punter, Pat McAfee is retiring to work at Barstool Sports.