K-State Slate: 3.6.14

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57 channels and nothing on...

If you thought yesterday was a slow news day...

...but at least later today, we'll have a gripping piece of investigative journalism from our own Derek Smith, who uncovers the sordid and unseemly details behind the creation of an iconic Manhattan event.

Men's Basketball

This premature look at the Big 12 standings show KU and TCU firmly at No. 1 and No. 10 respectively, but the rest is a logjam.

K-State grad and former assistant Brad Underwood could be making Stephen F. Austin into Florida Gulf Coast.

Football

The record for first day season tickets sales has been shattered, with nearly 2000 more tickets sold yesterday than last year.

Track and Field

K-State will be sending four athletes to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, March 14-15: Erica Twiss (pentathlon), Alyx Treasure (high jump), Kyle Wait (pole vault), and Devin Dick (heptathlon).

Men's Golf

The men's golf team finished 10th at the Del Walker Intercollegiate in Long Beach, shooting a 9-over 289 in the final round. Up next, the 2014 Desert Shootout in Goodyear, Arizona.

Tennis

No. 58 K-State hosts the higher-ranked Shockers this weekend. Petra Niedermayerova will attempt to improve on her already excellent record for the year, but she has been the lone bright spot for the team so far.

Equestrian

K-State's Savannah Smith is the Big 12 Rider of the Month in reining in, following a 3-0 sweep for February. K-State will be hosting No. 9 TCU this weekend at Timbercreek Stables.

Miscellany

Some stuff from outside the K-State universe, but of general interest:

Could a player's union change the rule where players have to sit out a year for transferring?

Jason Kirk on the anti-hurry up fiasco (with bonus pictures of Bret Bielema looking, well, like how he usually looks). Thankfully, the proposed rule change has been nixed.

Meanwhile, in a gift-that-keeps-on-giving sort of way, a former West Virginia player is bringing an antitrust suit against the NCAA for capping the value of athletic scholarships.

Finally, this longform piece on Myron Rolle, the Rhodes scholar who believes he didn't get a fair shake from the NFL, is food for thought. (It's also an older article, so apologies if this has already been posted or discussed).

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