Oklahoma State stopped K-State five yards short of a touchdown that would have given K-State a chance to tie with a PAT kick or win the game by going for two, preserving a 52-45 win.
The Oklahoma State game was K-State superfan Robert Lipson's 150th consecutive road trip. And because it included an earthquake, Lipson will now have another story to tell.
Shortly after K-State's game in Stillwater, a 5.6-magnitude temblor that originated in Sparks, Okla., shook Stillwater and points beyond, including Kansas City. Even though I didn't even notice the tremor, I feel obligated to note that I have now survived a hurricane and an earthquake.
With new faces galore, K-State rolled to a 90-60 exhibition win over Fort Hays State. Freshmen Thomas Gipson and Angel Rodriguez led the way with 14 and 15 points, respectively. It was a balanced scoring effort, as Jordan Henriquez-Roberts, Martavious Irving and Will Spradling all joined the two freshmen in double figures.
Jamar Samuels was suspended from the game, and will miss the next two as well for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
K-State rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Texas A&M in five sets on Saturday.
The Missouri Saga f/k/a Conference Realignment
As posted here yesterday, Missouri is officially an SEC school as of July 1, 2012. In typical fashion, Brady Deaton fell all over himself at the press conference, trying to sound as southern as possible by saying "Missourah" instead of "Missouri."
With Missouri on the way out, it's unlikely that the Border War will continue, although I have to say the tweet from KU's official university relations account is shockingly petty.
Bill Self didn't mince words, saying most KU fans "don't give a flip about playing Missouri."
Big 12 interim commissioner said he personally believes Missouri's decision is a "mistake" and that Missouri is a better fit in the Big 12.