It’s the highlight of my week and I hope yours, it’s links time!

If you’re itching for football season, whet your appetitive with this stats-centric breakdown of the Cyclones’ outlook for 2013 courtesy of SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/6/12/4419582/iowa-state-football-2013-preview-schedule-roster

Here’s the Ames Tribune’s Bobby La Gesse with a column about how ISU brings us another example of athletes getting eaten up and chewed out by the system: http://amestrib.com/sections/sports/isu-cyclones/la-gesse-column-amardi-situation-highlights-why-changes-are-needed-lois

I probably don’t give enough love to the ISU Daily, so here’s a feature about ISU female athlete of the year Betsy Saina: http://www.iowastatedaily.com/sports/article_4d959b58-d37b-11e2-98e8-001a4bcf887a.html

This picture of a high school baseball game being played in Colorado while a fire rages in the background is pretty crazy:  http://deadspin.com/colorado-forest-fire-produces-incredible-baseball-photo-513355958

Fan made logo facemasks? Fan made logo facemasks: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1668133-arizona-wildcats-bring-their-a-game-to-football-helmet-facemasks

Alright, so maybe that wasn’t the highlight of your week but at least the weekend is here so go out and make a highlight for yourself.