K-State Slate: 1.21.14

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It was a busy holiday weekend, and we're sliding right into Tuesday hoopyball.

Previously on BotC: A recruiting update, Jason on the Lady Cats upset of the Cyclones, and indoor track is rolling.

Football:

Terrell Clinkscale news all up in this piece. Kellis Robinett mentions it, as does Ken Corbitt (who also informs us that Ross Kivett landed his third first-team All-America selection, this one courtesy of Perfect Game). Corbitt also mentions that Dominique Robertson committed, as reported in that recruiting update above; both mention Jesse Mack, although he actually committed last month. John Curtis at the Dodge City Daily Globe gets a little more in-depth, but surprisingly has little information we haven't already discussed, and Sam McKeown of the Omaha World-Herald finally got Clinkscale on the phone and got more details. Short version: K-State kept after him and really wanted him, while Nebraska mostly treated him as a done deal.

Basketball:

Recapping the West Virginia win, we've got Corbitt at the Cap-Journal and Robinett at the Star, plus Kellis's post-game notebook.

On the analysis front, the C-J's Corbin McGuire examines K-State's ability to pass the ball around and earn assists, and Robinett notes that the offense is -- slowly, but surely -- starting to catch up to the defense. Bob Huggins sure seems to agree. Still, it's defense that's taken the Wildcats back into the top 25, as Corbitt points out.

Robinett also dropped a piece on the 1964 reunion. One minor disappointment: no mention of the late Ron Paradis, though Kellis did provide the information that the reason Willie Murrell was unable to attend was due to health reasons.

Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune -- a Big 10 writer, mind you -- says the Big 12 may be the best conference in basketball, and marks Saturday's showdown at Hilton as a major Game to Watch this weekend.

Normally I wouldn't link this, because it's a pay site and I don't even know what the article says after the first sentence. However, the Sumter Item has a feature on local boy Brandon Bolden, and I suppose if anyone's really interested they can check it out. Or you could watch this video from October.

Women's Basketball:

For the second time this season, Leti Romero has snagged the Big 12's Freshman of the Week honors after pouring in 48 points last week to go with 8 boards and 9 assists, including her 27-point outburst against Iowa State.

Friday night in Clay Center, a jersey was raised to the rafters. The Tigers retired the #3 worn by Nicole Ohlde. It only took them almost ten years after K-State retired her jersey, but that's okay.

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