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The Mid-Morning Dump: BLOOD WEEK

And Gareth Bale has a bad day.

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BIG 12 SLATE Iowa State’s conference basketball schedule was announced yesterday, and it’s going to be playing four games on the new ESPN+ streaming service.

HIGH PRAISE ULM head coach Matt Viator had some glowing reviews of Matt Campbell and the Iowa State football program as a whole.

GO KENE GO Cyclone running back Kene Nwangwu has impressed thus far, and the coaching staff thinks he can be ‘really special’.

BAIL OUT Jamie Pollard and Gary Barta released a joint statement yesterday on the allegations of mistreatment of the Iowa band last Saturday that felt more like Pollard bailing out Gary Barta for mishandling yet another situation.

HONEST OPINION NFL Draft agents give their honest opinion of top prospects for the 2020 Draft.

PLAY FOR PAY? A New York senator has introduced legislation to allow college athletes to be paid.

WONDER NO MORE The “ban replay” crowd got some more ammo after Gareth Bale’s wonder goal was disallowed after a VAR review found a very slight handball infraction.

BLOOD WEEK How to spot when a college football weekend is going to be particularly chaotic.

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SPORTS but this article about why human forest fire lookouts are still important as technology as begun to replace much of the industry is really interesting, and absolutely worth taking a few minutes to read.