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The Mid-Morning Dump: Halfway Through Hate Week

Hate week is full speed ahead!

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RUN IT Brock Purdy addresses recent speculation that he’s not relying on his run game as much.

FEELING ROSEY Mike Rose is adjusting to a different look on defense.

NEWS AND NOTES Some musings from yesterday’s press conference.

AND THE WINNER IS ... the Cyclones, at least according to one CBS pundit.

FROM THE OTHER SIDE The Hawkeyes are perfectly fine with the potential Gameday ‘distraction’ in Ames. That said, it’s hard to deny the buildup from either team, and Hawkeye fans are already preparing their tactics.

NOT SO FAST, THOUGH because Matt Campbell is determined to squash any potential distractions ... and if anyone is capable of that, it’s our ‘superstar’ coach.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS New Patriots WR Antonio Brown has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit. His accuser will meet with the NFL next week.

CLUBHOUSE DRAMA The Pirates’ Kyle Crick needed surgery after an altercation with a teammate.

PAY THEM? A new bill in California would allow college athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness.

AW, SHUCKS So, Oyster shucking competitions are a thing.