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The Mid-Morning Dump: College Basketball is Nearly Upon Us

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EYE OF THE STORM Steve Prohm announced yesterday that Cameron Lard will face some disciplinary measures to begin the season, but they relate to the incidents last spring, not anything new.

TRUTH HURTS Matthew Bain chimes in with his latest recruiting mailbag. Does Iowa State have a chance with 5-star guard Jalen Suggs?

RAISING HELL The new redshirt rule is already paying dividends for Iowa State, but now it will have some decisions to make as some true freshmen are nearing the four game limit.

DELIVER US FROM EVIL With the depth of Iowa State’s frontcourt seemingly dwindling by the minute, combined with the talent the Cyclones have on the wings and at the point guard spot, Iowa State will need to play a lot of small ball this season.

PLEASURE AND PAIN Fred Hoiberg’s Chicago Bulls finally picked up the fourth win last night on the back of Zach Lavine’s fourth consecutive 30+ point performance, but injuries are starting to pile up, leading many fans to ask the Bulls to start tanking to draft one of Duke’s young starlets.

PLAYING GOD FIFA is looking to revamp the annual Club World Cup to expand it to 24 teams, but UEFA is not having any of it.

THE LAST FIGHT The Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the World Series last night.

PIECE OF ME Yadier Molina became the fifth St. Louis Cardinals player to win the Roberto Clemente Award after leading substantial relief efforts in Puerto Rico.