TO BE, OR TRAUDT TO BE Isaac Traudt, 6’9 SF, received a scholarship and shared his appreciation via twitter.
Grateful to have received an offer from Iowa State University!! pic.twitter.com/xySNKWx2AC— Isaac Traudt (@ittraudt) July 21, 2020
ALL CONFERENCE 13 Cyclones made the cut for Phil Steele’s All-Big 12 teams.
A total of 13 Cyclones made @philsteele042 preseason All-Big 12 teams.— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) July 18, 2020
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BREECE LIGHTNING Breece Hall is ready for a big sophomore season, hopefully giving the Cyclones a more balanced offensive attack this year.
WATCHLIST SZN Greg Eisworth and Mike Rose are the most recent Cyclones to get watchlist hype.
THE SINFUL SEVEN Read the first chapter of “The Sinful Seven: Sci-Fi Western Legends of the NCAA,” a new book written by Spencer and a few people from the Banner Society and now-defunct Every Day Should Be Saturday. It’s absolutely worth your time.
WHERE DID HE GO? Heisman-hopeful Chuba Hubbard’s Twitter account suddenly disappeared shortly after he called for the resignation of an Oklahoma County DA David Prater.
SPEAKING OF THE COWBOYS If you didn’t catch it, Matt Brown from the Extra Points Newsletter FOIA’d the emails between Mike Gundy and the OSU administration after the OAN shirt controversy consumed Twitter for a few days.
TREVOR LAWRENCE GOT ENGAGED And this Louisiana sports anchor saw the opportunity to pounce.
Nothing better than seeing your son take the next step as a man.— Matt Trent (@MCTrent23) July 18, 2020
Congrats to Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence on his engagement. @JoeyB is one proud dad!! #GeauxTigers #LSU pic.twitter.com/86IS8mENdF
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL It was announced this morning that Texas high school football will largely take place as normally planned, but the two largest classes will start approximately a month late.
CALIFORNIA...NOT AS MUCH In contrast to Texas, the California Interscholastic Foundation announced that their high school football seasons won’t take place until December or January.
PILING ON Among the many hurdles facing college football this fall, contact tracing and the mandatory 14-day quarantines for positive contacts could completely derail the entire college football season.
THE REAL PROBLEM Tony Kornheiser gave an honest opinion that people in the Washington area are actually far more concerned with getting Dan Snyder removed as owner, rather than changing the name of the team.
NO POSITIVES The NBA’s latest round of COVID tests from within The Bubble produced exactly zero positive tests.
BUBBLE COURT The court the NBA will be playing on during the bubble season is actually pretty sweet.
The NBA’s bubble court is pretty sweet. pic.twitter.com/N5oJmxr9gQ— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) July 21, 2020
WHO’S STARTING? How do the starting fives of every NBA Bubble Team rank?
NEW THREADS The Atlanta Hawks announced a new uniform set that’s reminiscent of the Dominique Wilkins days, and is a much-needed refresher after the inexplicable neon-green highlighted uniforms.
We got something new for you, Atlanta. Forever #TrueToAtlanta.— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 21, 2020
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HE’S COMING No matter what the starting lineups look like this season, you’ll need to keep your eyes out for the Nuggets’ Bol Bol, who apparently has a twenty foot wingspan.
Nikola ➡️ Bol— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) July 20, 2020
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HE MIGHT BE COMING? Could the Dallas Mavericks really snatch Giannis Antetokunmpo away from the Bucks?
OFF-SCRIPT Bob Costas, the famed NBC sports reporter, writes in the Players Tribune that sports can’t be scripted, and discusses his perspective from the press box over his long career.
THE VOICE The St. Louis Cardinals’ young ace Jack Flaherty has become a voice for young players in the league, and has been particularly vocal about the structure of free agency and the state of social justice in MLB.
BALLON D’OR There will not be a Ballon D’or awarded for the 2020 season, which will come as extremely disappointing news to Robert Lewandowski, who, amid the greatest goal scoring effort of his career, looked set to win the award, which has been won by somebody not named Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo just once since 2007 (Luka Modric, 2018).
When you have the best goal-scoring season of your career and the Ballon d'Or ceremony is canceled. pic.twitter.com/GrkQ3Angbk— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 20, 2020
NWSL TO LA Backed by a star-studded ownership group that includes Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria and Natalie Portman, along with former members of the US women’s national team, Los Angeles will be getting an NWSL team starting in the 2022 season.
NEW DIGS The Raiders showed off a few pictures of their new facilities in Las Vegas.
Now this is a facility. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/dSDkCf2Y9D— Raider Posts (@RaiderPosts) July 20, 2020
ESPORTS Check out the Q2 most influential eSports on PC, featuring a couple new additions.
The Most Impactful PC #Games of Q1 2020: #LeagueofLegends and #CSGO stay at the top and are joined by #Dota2 and #RainbowSix, reaching Tier 1 for the first time. pic.twitter.com/fmXPz7SLpy— The Esports Observer (@esportsobserved) April 28, 2020
WHY Relive a classic Manny Ramirez-Being-Bad-at-Fielding moment.
July 21, 2004: Manny Ramirez inexplicably cuts off Johnny Damon’s throw in the middle of the outfield and David Newhan ends up with an inside-the-park home run. Manny being Manny. pic.twitter.com/1g1ZAURBC8— This Day In Sports Clips (@TDISportsClips) July 21, 2020
98.3 VIBE OF THE WEEK As I’m moving out of my apartment in Ames today, and graduate in two weeks, a big thanks to everyone in Ames who made my ‘adventure’ well worth it.