Most Bland Day of the Week: Thursday or Tuesday? Discuss.

1 - The Iowa Hawkeyes made easy work of their opponent South Dakota in round one of the NIT last night. Details and a preview of the Madness when we do That Sports Thing at around 7:35am on The Morning KIIK Start.

2 - Another sure sign of Spring is here: Registration for the Bix 7 Race is now open. You can register here. If you've often thought about being involved, but look at running up Brady Street hill and say, "yeah, not doing that," they are also looking for volunteers to help on race day. Spring-like weather begins its return today. WQAD Meteorologist Eric Sorensen has the details here.

3 - Disney could have one of its biggest openings ever when the live-action Beauty & The Beast opens tomorrow. More entertainment news when we do That Hollywood Thing about 8:35am on FM 104.9.

4 - I was tired and feeling a little wiped out last night when I ran across this video of the "World's Strongest Man." I got a great laugh out of it and it salvaged my day.  I hope it starts yours with a smile too.

Have a great Thursday.

- Craig