AK47 & Special K Top List of Big XII Linebackers


ESPN's Big XII blogger named Iowa State's linebacking corps second best in the Big XII.

Twitter / @BobbyLaGesse: It's a big day for ISU com ...


Iowa State picks up their fifth football commit for 2012 - in an area of need, no doubt. Mitchell Meyers has said yes to Iowa State as a DT.

St. Ray's Okoro to Iowa State -


Coach Fred Hoiberg gets one of his top targets in the 2012 class in Nkereuwem Okoro. Don't worry, we'll try to figure out ways to remember his name, but thankfully, he also goes by Kerwin. Okoro is a shooting guard, generally regarded as a three-star prospect, but his offers are impressive. Okoro chose to become a Cyclone over offers from Arizona, Pittsburgh and Texas A&M. More to come.

Father's Day reads from


Happy Father's Day to everyone out there. In my mind, it's a day that is rightfully entwined with sports. Anyway, here are a few great articles on some of the good and the not-so-good fathers in the sports world.

Iowa State RB Duran Hollis Suspended Following Controlled Substance Charge -


Linking to an SBNation about that? Anyways, Hollis was going to be fighting for time in the backfield. He was impressive in practices as a true freshman, but the job is Shontrelle Johnson's to lose for now. Expect Hollis to be suspended for possibly a game.

NewsOK's Preseason Big XII basketball rankings


These rankings have been making their way around the internet. It is early, and that makes things hard to project in my mind. Case in point: Baylor is ranked number one. I know they are bringing back some good talent, but I'm not sure they can make that jump. Iowa State is at number nine. I guess the team will need to show some stuff on the court, as it will be hard to project anything about the team with all the transfers. Overall though, a good discussion piece.

John Meeks commits to ISU wrestling


According to the Des Moines Register, ISU picked up 3 time Iowa state champion John Meeks of Roosevelt who changed his commitment from Nebraska. This makes me excited for the following reasons: "John Meeks is ranked fifth nationally at 130 pounds by Meeks is 123-0 in three high school seasons."

Iowa State vs. Michigan. The War of Orr?


Iowa State with a quality OOC team coming onto the schedule. Assume this means for the 2011-12 season.

Oklahoma MLB Austin Box Found Dead


I know I'm late on this, as usual. It's too bad when people go way before they were supposed to. My thoughts go out to OU's football team.