Big day, so let's dive right in, shall we?
I suppose Art Briles' press conference might be of some interest, yes?
CBSSports preview of Saturday's game.
Some very interesting comments in this piece from Kellis: Dante Barnett says Baylor has benefitted from mistakes in the secondary, Marquel Bryant presses the critical importance of the defensive line keeping things inside on Saturday, and Kyle Klein notes that the offense's problems have largely been a result of miscommunication on the field -- including the quarterback calling one play but the receivers hearing something entirely different. DOH. (Meanwhile, let's all feel sorry for poor Tevin Reese, who's not having any fun because he only gets to play until halftime. Boo. Hoo.)
More general quotes courtesy of Ken Corbitt, but at the bottom is a list of this year's K-State Athletics Hall of Fame class, led by Steve Henson, Jaime Mendez, and Austra Skujyte. The induction ceremony is Friday at 7:30 in the Alumni Center, and will be broadcast on K-StateHD.tv. The new Hall of Famers, along with Collin Klein, will be at the stadium from 11:30 to 1:30 on Saturday to greet fans, and will get an additional moment in the spotlight at halftime.
Bruce Weber joined the other four "KC-area" head coaches, along with former Tiger coach Norm Stewart, last night for the Coaches vs Cancer Tip-Off fundraiser last night.
Lady Cats head to Ames to try and even their record tonight, and here's a profile of senior Lilla Porubek, who turned down a chance to play professionally in Hungary to come be a Wildcat. Oh, and another profile: Tristan McCarty. (Is it just me, or is volleyball coverage surging?)
The men came in fourth in a sixteen-team field at the Firestone Invitational in Akron. K-State shot an 877, 13 over par; that was a mere six strokes behind tournament winner South Carolina-Aiken (that's right, Akron invited two D-II schools to their tournament, and one of them went and won the damn thing). Washington State and Eastern Michigan took second and third ahead of the Cats. Alex Carney and Matt Green were part of a three-way tie for third at two under, but still seven strokes off the lead.
Relax, the shutdown's not affecting construction of the central utility plant at NBAF.
KSHSAA announces the sites for the 2014 state basketball tournaments; Bramlage will host 2A, while the 6A bracket will be at Koch in Wichita. Apparently Allen Fieldhouse is either too snooty or not good enough.
Kinda big news: K-State music instructor Bryan Pinkall has been selected by the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee as a producer for the Opening Ceremony.
There are now three million books at Hale. Huzzah!