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The Mid Morning Dump: Signing Day

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Iowa State celebrates a successful season on the trail

YESTERDAY IOWA STATE SIGNED THREE MEMBERS of its 2020 basketball class with a fourth expected to ink down his sheet today. The class ranked 15th as per 247Sports with two 4-star and two 3-star signings.

HERE’S A CLIP OF FOUR STAR RECRUIT XAVIER FOSTER shattering a backboard at the US Basketball camp. Oh yeah, he was 16 when he did it:

COACH BILL FENNELLY ALSO HAD A GREAT DAY in signing four recruits for 2020 and also the highest class in program history.

HERE’S COACH FENNELLY SPEAKING ABOUT IT:

IN FOOTBALL NEWS Brock Purdy has been named a Davey O’Brien Award Semi-Finalist. Purdy is one of three nominees from the Big 12. The most nominees from any conference.

IOWA STATE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR TOM MANNING has been named one of of the semi-finalists for the Broyles Award. An award given to the top assistant coach in the Nation.

IOWA STATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR and beloved local celebrity around Ames, Jamie Pollard, had a few choice words for the visiting Texas AD:

JAMES WISEMAN AND MEMPHIS continue to tell the NCAA to “shove it” as Wiseman is still suiting up and playing for Memphis despite being told he should not.

ADAM GASE WILL REMAIN THE JETS COACH through this season and the offseason says Jets CEO Christopher Johnson.

JACOB DEGROM HAS WON BACK TO BACK Cy Young awards in the National League. As for the American League, Justin Verlander took home the hardware.

DWIGHT HOWARD CONTINUES HIS RESURGENCE in another great performance for the Lakers. Despite all the controversy, something seems to be working in L.A.: