MURPHY’S LAW: Last Hurrah, Bouncing Back, No TV

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By Chris Hassel

Well, this is it. The last Saturday of college football of the season. Sure we only have 3 weeks until the bowl games begin, but nothing beats a college football Saturday. 

I can’t wait to hear nothing but Notre Dame football talk for the next six weeks.

Only a little over 30,000 fans showed up at Stanford Stadium to watch the Pac 12 Championship Game between Stanford and UCLA. The stadium holds 50,000. What a joke.  

It was bounce back Saturday for the ISU basketball team. After losing two straight the Cyclones blew out a pretty good BYU team at Hilton. Will Clyburn scored a career-high 32 to help put it away early in the second half. Royce White was a unanimous choice to win Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, last season. Clyburn will be in the running to bring the award back to Ames, this season.

The Hawkeyes also snapped a two game skid. Iowa jumped out to a 9-0 lead on Texas A&M Corpus Christi and never looked back. The Hawks have one more game against the little brothers of the poor before putting on their big boy pants. Iowa hosts ISU next Friday. That one should be fun. 

Neither Iowa’s, nor Iowa State’s game was on TV. The Hawkeyes were playing on something called “BTDN” — an Internet broadcast on I believe. The Cyclones once again played on We received several emails to the SoundOFF inbox from upset ISU fans. Some were more frustrated they had to pay money to watch the Cyclones on a computer. Others just don’t understand how to find the Cyclones on the Internet. The younger and more tech-savvy you are, the easier it is. I’m 27, but I still don’t know how to hook a computer up to my TV to watch a stream on a big screen. Bottom line: I don’t like where this is headed.