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The Mid-Morning Dump: Itching for Football Season

Every day in July turns in to one less day until September.

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WALKER MONTGOMERY. David Montgomery has been named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, given annually to the nations’s best running back.

WHY NOT? Sports Illustrated gives page space to Joel Lanning for his move to middle linebacker.

FOLLOW PEAVY. Brian Peavy is stepping up to the plate as one of Iowa State’s leaders, and his teammates are following.

GROWING C-RTC. Earl Hall and Ben Durbin have decided to stay close to home and train at the Cyclone Regional Training Center under ISU’s assistant coaches.

CAMPBELL DOES BRISTOL. Matt Campbell and the Big 12 coaches are in Bristol today filming spots for ESPN.

FAN FEST! August 20th! Enjoy some inflatables and all the autographs you can stand to wait in line for!

MINNECONSIN. The other former MAC coach that Brian Ferentz hates is trying to turn the Golden Gophers in to challengers in the Big Ten West.

AT LEAST THIS ISN’T ISU. Louisville has a bad arena deal that they just made worse. At least Iowa State owns Hilton Coliseum.

FROZEN OUT. Embattled Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze resigned yesterday not due to the NCAA allegations, but because of behavior that violated the “moral turpitude” clause in his contract.

THERE’S SO MUCH MORE. Houston Nutt suing Freeze and Ole Miss for defamation started this, and there’s still that whole NCAA issue.

BRITISH OPEN! The Open Championship is this weekend and here’s a look at what Friday will bring.

RIP CHESTER. Chester Bennington, Linkin Park singer and voice of early 2000s rock, died yesterday at 41, but leaves behind a legacy for his fans.