Previously on BotC: Everything you need to know about National Signing Day is right here. Also, in the chaos of NSD, you may have missed Ahearn chatting with Barking Carnival's Jonathan Tjarks in this week's Bring on the Podcast. If you miss Bring on the Podcast, you'll be sad. When you're sad, you... okay, that's as far as we need to go with that joke.
Today on BotC: In a couple of hours, I'll be profiling the seven guys we didn't get to on Tuesday because we didn't know we needed to. A couple of hours after that, Ahearn will be around with Tournament Thursday, and in the afternoon Curtis will have a sort of post-NSD wrapup, focusing on how we can expect these guys to contribute in 2014. You won't want to miss any of today's stuff.
Other people have opinions besides us, apparently. Shocking.
- Kellis Robinett at the Star is impressed.
- Star high school scribe Sam McDowell covered the Blue Springs Three and their momentous signing.
- John Zetmeir at the Collegian seems pleased.
- Big 12 signing day capsules from the AP via the Star
- John Helsley at the Oklahoman also looks at the Big 12 and handwaves K-State's low ranking
- Sean Keeler says not to worry, because with K-State, it just doesn't matter.
Elsewhere, Daren Williams doesn't regret flipping back to Tulane.
Dalton Risner, on the other hand, is totally jazzed.
Everest HS (Weston, Wisconsin) senior Mitch Boals, a 6'0" 175 wide receiver with a 4.5 40, will be heading to Manhattan as a preferred walk-on. He never took a visit, but he's familiar with the territory; his grandparents are K-State alums and live in Manhattan. Check out his Hudl reel.
I brought up Don Matuszak Tuesday in connection with new Wildcat WR Dominique Heath. Now here we've got K-State Sports Extra's Mark Janssen looking back at the epic February 3, 1958 showdown between the 'Cats and Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse, won by the good guys in double overtime. Matuszak was on that team, along with Bob Boozer and Jack Parr.
My mortal enemybuddy Pokelahoma has had just about enough of Travis Ford, and is starting a campaign to replace him. With Doug Gottlieb. BRB, gotta make popcorn. Someone restrain Pan.
For the third time this year, Leti Romero has been named Big 12 Women's Basketball Freshman of the Week. She's the third Lady Cat to achieve that milestone.
Kelly McHugh profiles Bri Craig for Sports Extra.
Romero wasn't the only Wildcat picking up hardware this week. Devin Dick, winner of the heptathlon at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames last weekend, was named Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Erik Kynard and his fabulous socks are still killin' it. He's competed in four events this year, and won three of them; he came in second in the fourth.
Team captain Rachel Webster will be competing in the WEF Collegiate Equitation Challenge this Friday.
Kevin Haskin's notebook.
And some international sporting event or other is kicking off today.