K-State Slate: 6.6.14 - Waters, Lockett on Phil Steele All-Big 12 Team

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A bit low on K-State news, so have a few national stories instead...

BracketCat's countdown rolls on, with a look at #86, true freshman wide receiver Tyler Ahrens.

Phil Steele's All-Big 12 team is out. OU is the big winner, with eight players selected on offense and ten on defense. Baylor and K-State are not far behind. Predictably, Tyler Lockett, B.J. Finney and Cody Whitehair made the first team for K-State on offense, with Ryan Mueller taking the honors on the defensive side. QB Jake Waters is on the second team. Lockett also gets a special teams nod, although he's only on the third team.

ESPN breaks down the rankings, and notes that only Iowa State has any real cause for complaint, although TCU not having a single player on offense on the first, second or third teams might give our horned purple friends some pause.

Meanwhile, season tickets are sold out at K-State, and single game tickets are expected to go on sale soon. Other schools, however, are struggling with ticket sales, and attendance appears to be dwindling across the country. At Michigan, they're blaming a new policy (first-come-first-served) for the decline, but ticket sales tend to be soft because young alumni seem less motivated to buy tickets. Interestingly, TV ratings are also on the decline.

BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall says BYU wants to be in the Big 12. I'm not sure the Big 12 is on board though, especially given all the noise from above about staying at ten teams.

Finally, to round out your Friday Footbaw news, the mothership has all your O'Bannon v. NCAA news and information.

Assistant coach Chester Frazier speaks to The Sports Ticket and previews K-State's season.

Do players have all the leverage in basketball recruiting? Discuss.

Abby Weaver, a 2V8 rower for K-State, has been named to the Capitol One All-District Team (District VII). A mechanical engineering major, Weaver has a perfect 4.00 GPA and was also named to the CUSA and Big 12 All-conference academic teams.

Petra Niedermayerova added to her already long list of accomplishments this week. She was named an Academic All-American for the second straight year.

At least one team at K-State is on an impressive streak. The quarter-scale tractor design team finished in the top three for the 16th time in the last 17 years at the International Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition run by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. K-State was the only school to finish in the top three for both the A team (juniors and seniors) and the X team (freshmen and sophomores).

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