K-State Slate: 12.30.13

Goodbye, John. Thank you. - Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

All the good news (and fallout) from K-State's 31-14 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over the Michigan Wolverines.

There was a big football game Saturday night, I hear. Let's see what people had to say about it (and other things) on Sunday, shall we?

Football:

LOTS of game recaps for you to peruse: USA Today (essentially Michigan-centric, as it was provided by Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, who also provided a different recap for his own paper), the Garden City Telegram's Arne Green, azcentral's Zach Buchanan, CBSSports.com, Rachel Lenzi of the Toledo Blade, FOX Sports' Jack Magruder, SI's Zac Ellis at Campus Union, my recap, our colleagues over at Maize N Brew, and of course Kevin Haskin at the Cap-Journal and the Star's Kellis Robinett.

Robinett also reports on the post-game celebration, while the AP's Dave Skretta talks about the 2014 Wildcats, the Star's Blair Kerkhoff digs into Bill Snyder's record against the top ten blueblood programs, Ken Corbitt eulogizes the K-State career of Ty Zimmerman, and Sports Extra exults.

Some feedback from the Michigan-area press, including Rachel Lenzi of the Toledo Blade on an unsatisfying year, Mark Snyder on how the Michigan players are taking responsibility, and Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News on the questions this season presents.

Basketball:

Star recap of the Tulane win, as well as Ahearn's take on the same, the Cap-Journal story, and the Star's basketball notebook.

The women, meanwhile, got smoked in San Diego by North Carolina State (12-1). Leti Romero led the way for the Lady Cats (5-5) with 15 points, but had to chuck 21 shots at the basket to get there. They play Cal-Riverside (4-8) tonight at 5:30, while the Wolfpack face San Diego State (3-6) at 8pm in the nightcap of the Surf and Slam Classic.

Other:

Kirk Schulz offers his year-end review of the state of the university, noting that the school brought in $151M in new research grant funding this year (an increase of $41M over 2012, bucking a national trend which is seeing grants decrease) and pulled in $152M in private donations to the university foundation.

Kevin Haskin writes about DeLoss Dodds as his stewardship of the Longhorn program comes to an end.

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