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The Mid-Morning Dump: Basketball is almost here!

Bye weeks before basketball season are boring.

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ROAD SWEEP Cyclone volleyball was swept on the road down in Waco over Baylor this weekend.

BEHIND THE SCENES Meet four of the most important women in the Iowa State football program.

REDISCOVERY The bye week was an opportunity for Cyclone football to get back to its identity after suffering a crushing loss to Oklahoma State.

THE DANCE Bleacher Report currently has Iowa State projected as a ten-seen for the NCAA Tournament.

DID IT AGAIN Once again, the Minnesota Vikings dropped one at the buzzer, this time to the Kansas City Chiefs.

BEATDOWN The Baltimore Ravens ran the New England Patriots out of town, as the Fighting Tom Bradys struggled against the first decent team on their schedule.

ALL ABOARD How Ron Dayne rewrote the record book and ran his way to a Heisman Trophy.

CHANGE ‘EM The NFL forced Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry to change their cleats at halftime.

CHICKEN Deshaun Watson found the magic cure for his eye infection.