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The Mid-Morning Dump: Big 12 Media Days Starts Today

We’re going to get some of our first looks at Big 12 players and coaches this week.

MEDIA DAYS Matt Campbell won’t be taking the podium until tomorrow, but we’ll be hearing lots of different quotes from players and coaches over the next few days.

DPOTY Heartland College Sports voted JaQuan Bailey as their Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

THT Talen Horton-Tucker inked a two year, fully guaranteed NBA contract with the Lakers this weekend.

MORE HYPE The Austin American Statesman has Iowa State as their 17th-ranked team in the country.

WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE Rasir Bolton took the crown in the Cap City League Dunk Contest with this absolute ridiculousness.

CROOTS Steve Prohm is sitting well with another 5-star prospect in Minnesota point guard Jalen Suggs. Paired up with a Xavier Foster commitment, and you’d have likely the best recruiting class in school history.

PEYTON MANNING, WHY? Peyton Manning could have been on the call for Monday Night Football, but we apparently can’t have nice things.

DWIGHT HOWARD TO THE LAKERS? Apparently the Lakers need a 6th center, and Howard is game.

AD TO BE NUMBER 3. After LeBron James’s number switch was denied by Nike, Davis is taking number 3.

MARCUS MORRIS FIRES RICH PAUL. Because he didn’t get very rich during free agency.