K-State Slate: 12.18.13

He behaved. He really did. - Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

More honors roll in, and both football and basketball hold press conferences. Oh, and big news.

Previously on BotC: KITCHEN.

Football:

As posted yesterday, Ty Zimmerman was named AP third-team All-American. There were some other honors handed out later in the day. Ryan Mueller made the CBSSports.com third team, while Mueller, Zimmerman, and Lockett earned honorable mention at Sports Illustrated. With all the major selections out of the way, K-State will not have a first-team All-America selection this year.

The big news of the day, however, is this: barring any setbacks, Zimmerman will play in the Buffalo Wild WIngs Bowl. This was revealed at yesterday's pre-bowl press conference, where Bill Snyder, Mueller, Curry Sexton, Tre Walker, Blake Slaughter, and Jake Waters were available to the media. Other than that, there wasn't a great deal of interesting material in the presser, other than the fact that Tre Walker did not call the Wolverines lazy:

"Michigan is a great, outstanding football team. I believe they have the most college football wins in the FBS. You do not do that by not working hard and not playing hard. We are just excited for the opportunity. We know that they are going to come out ready to hit us in the mouth and it is going to be a great game."

Ken Corbitt digests the presser if you're, ah, pressed for time.

Basketball:

That wasn't the only press conference yesterday. Bruce Weber, Shane Southwell, Will Spradling, and Thomas Gipson addressed the media yesterday about the upcoming Gonzaga game in Wichita. Key quote from Spradling:

Coaches have really been on me, especially last week, about shooting the ball. In games before that I would be 2-9 and normally I would have stopped shooting, but last week they really got on me to just keep shooting.

Well, you can make of that what you will, I suppose.

National:

President Obama sent a subtle message to Russia when he announced the US delegation to the Olympics. Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow are going, while neither Obama, his wife, Vice-President Biden, nor any former President will be attending.

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald visited Austin yesterday, but it was not for a job interview, pinky swear ... former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla suffers, I think, from a case of the stupids. He declined to enter the drug court program to deal with his cocaine possession charge, which would have gotten the charges dismissed and left him free to go to Las Vegas to train for the NFL Draft, Now the court won't let him leave the state while they keep haggling over the charges ... Shockers rolled the Tide last night to improve to 11-0. Grr.

Reminder:

The Bowl Pick 'Em will launch at 10am. Get ready!

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