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ICE MAN COMETH. Behind a stat line that included 5/5 shooting from three, Matt Thomas helped lead the Lakers to a summer league championship.

POISED. The middle of the Big 12 is more crowded than ever, giving Iowa State a prime opportunity to strike.

O FACE. Don’t get comfortable Cyclone fans. Major change is coming yet again to ISU's offensive line.

GORGEOUS GEORGES. Despite being waived by the Indiana Pacers, Georges Niang is “optimistic” about future amid uncertainty.

THE PROCESS. How Marcel Spears vaulted to starter on Iowa State Football’s depth chart.

SIREN WATCH. Iowa State Football is hosting multiple Houston-area recruits this week, including a top target.

ODDS ARE. Bovada in Las vegas released its over/under odds for the upcoming football season. Where did Iowa State get pegged?

HYPE TRAIN. Iowa State's late addition in the 2017 class of running back Johnnie Lang could prove to be one of its biggest.

PEER PRESSURE. The Big 12 quarterbacks weighed in on Joel Lanning’s move to linebacker.

PARTY IN THE BACK. Oklahoma State player's Mike Gundy costume includes a mullet and a rattlesnake

D’OK. Meet Calvin Roberts, the 61-year-old seriously trying to make an NBA roster.

THEMS THE RULES. We saw these veiny, Neapolitan post Tour de France legs, so now you have to. Sorry, not sorry.

WINTER IS HERE. Game of Thrones: 7 Easter eggs, references, and callbacks you might have missed in the season opener.

NETSCAPE? IS THAT YOU? Oklahoma State’s punter launches Heisman campaign, complete with 1990s GeoCities GIFs.

VERY CAREFULLY. How top MMA trainers would prepare Conor McGregor for Floyd Mayweather.

NO TRIANGLE. Carmelo Anthony has told the Knicks he does not want to come back to team.

YOU MUST ACQUIT. O.J. Simpson’s bid for prison release ‘the parole hearing of the century’.

2K TO TASK. Joel Embiid expressed frustration with his player rating on NBA 2K18.