Iowa State now good enough to look bad and win

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Iowa State didn’t show up for the first half against Texas Tech. The Red Raiders out-hustled the Cyclones for 20 minutes. Fortunately for ISU, the Cyclones have so much more talent than Tech, they were only down four. Fred Hoiberg generally stays calm, but I imagine Hoiberg gave his players two earfuls at halftime. The Cyclones woke up, and blew out Tech by 18. A 22 point swing. You won’t see many less impressive routs. The positive is Iowa State has reached a point where it can take a half off and still cruise against a bad team…

The Cyclones are likely in the NCAA tournament right now. They have 20 wins overall, and more importantly, 10 in the conference (first time in 10 years). A 21st win makes ISU a lock, and the Cyclones can improve seeding if the total climbs (file that under “duh”).┬áThe Clones have now clinched a Big 12 tourney bye…

Congratulations to the Des Moines Register for winning the Associated Press Sports Editors triple crown. I start every day with the sports secton. Not online either. I like to hold the actual newsaper…

Forbes reports all Gannett newspapers, including the Register, plan paywalls for digital content by the end of the year. There will be much resistance to this idea, but other companies will soon follow. We’ve all grown used to the idea of getting our online news for free, but the people providing it don’t work for free…

Former Register sports columnist Sean Keeler is leaving Iowa for a job with Fox Sports Midwest in Kansas City. Keeler wrote his goodbye to Iowa column in Cityview, and it’s not boring: http://www.dmcityview.com/2012/02/23/columns/sports.html

Hold the phone! Ed now says 6 inches of snow possible in the metro Thursday. Wait, what?!
Have you seen this video of the fight who knocks himself out?