We're off to a shaky start at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, where the Big 12's worst teams -- Iowa State and Texas A&M -- will square off tonight at 6. Two hours before kickoff, the press box had to be evacuated because of a fire alarm.
Anyone else think this might be an omen of sorts? One thing's for sure: Another loss by the Aggies (2-5, 0-3 Big 12) today will certainly qualify this seson as an official disaster. In fact, whoever loses today might not win again this season.
There is one bit of good news for Texas A&M, though. Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was in Iowa this weekend. She was also in Albuquerque when the Aggies defeated New Mexico for their last road win.
A good omen? You betcha.
-- Lori Dann