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The Mid-Morning Dump: Gold for Alaska

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WORD FROM UP TOP Jamie Pollard and Wendy Wintersteen released a video yesterday discussing the current realignment situation and what the future holds for Iowa State. There isn’t a lot to extrapolate from this video, but it’s still worth your time to watch it.

IOWA STATE TO THE BIG TEN? Should the Big Ten look at adding any of the leftover Big 12 teams? Scott Dochterman from The Athletic addresses that question in his mailbag.

BEEN THERE Iowa State football hosted 2023 defensive end Maverick Noonan on campus. Noon is rated an 87 by 247Sports.

DONE THAT Fortunately (or not) for Iowa State, this isn’t our first realignment rodeo, and the leadership at the helm has experience navigating through these waters.

JUST AWFUL Simone Biles has been forced to withdraw from the 2020 Olympics after sustaining an injury.

THE KID FROM SEWARD 17-year-old Alaska-native Lydia Jacoby is now an Olympic champion after taking home the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke while wearing her pink childhood goggles. Her hometown’s reaction is outstanding.

THE SEC GOES FOR A DRIVE

OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL Oklahoma and Texas have requested invitations to join the SEC.

WHAT NOW? Dennis Dodd ponders what’s next in realignment now that the OU/Texas move to the SEC is all but finalized.