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Bring on the Podcast with Josh Kinder

The Manhattan Mercury's sports editor joins AA and Derek to talk about Kansas State's issues at quarterback, his doubts about Oklahoma State, and why the Pinstripe Bowl is so terrible.

The one constant in life is change.

There is a great deal of discussion about the college education bubble and for that matter economic bubbles in general. A bubble is typically defined as a mis-allocation of resources due to...

And Then the Balloon Fluttered to the Ground

Just like that, the 2012-13 academic year sputtered to an end.

The National, 3/5/13: Wait, the National? What?

IT'S ALIVE. Jon finally finds some free time and explains that there's really only one revenue sport now, at least if your school plays big-boy football.

The National, 3/5/13: Wait, the National? What?

IT'S ALIVE. Jon finally finds some free time and explains that there's really only one revenue sport now, at least if your school plays big-boy football.

Florida preview: The McGruder Problem

Something is troubling Rodney's offensive game, and if he doesn't figure it out, it's going to be a long season.

Opportunity is knocking

The 'Cats need to answer the door either today against #14 Gonzaga or next Saturday against #5 Florida.

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 14)

Another strong but not spectacular performance against Texas probably wasn't enough to win Klein the Heisman, but it sure was a fun ride.

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 13)

It's now or never for K-State's quarterback as all of the other true contenders get set to watch comfortably from the clubhouse.

The National, 11/19/12: Carousel.

The wheels of realignment are spinning again, and Jon explains why it's imperative for the Big 12 to get off the pot immediately.

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Assessing Weber's first week in Manhattan

It's hard to tell much about a basketball team that beat North Dakota, Lamar, and a miserably overmatched squad from Huntsville, but I gave it my best shot.

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Klein and Te'o make college football about football again

When I was a child — not so very long ago — sports were fun. My mother ran a daycare out of our house and my fellow young hellions and I would often be shoveled out the door and into the summer sun...

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 10)

Injury speculation won't do anything to stall our hero's Heisman hopes, and there's a guy out in Oregon who had a Heisman-like day Saturday.

Supporting K-State Is Supporting College Football

The mass media's been trying to downplay K-State, and there's a surprising reason you haven't even thought of. Jon explains it, and tells you why you need to assert your media independence.

The National, 10/15/12: Shreveport.

Still in shock, Jon recaps the insanity in Shreveport on Saturday night, then breaks down the BCS rankings.

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While Sooners claim to be rebuilding, Snyder just keeps building

Give Bill Snyder 22 youngsters and some duct tape, and he'll make you a football team. That's how I feel hearing Sooner fans complaining about K-State's victory over them on Saturday, citing...

London 2012: Day 13.

London 2012: Day 13. Team USA shifts into fifth gear, the decathlon is a rout, the Jamaicans pull off a medal stand sweep, and a guy runs 200m on a broken leg.

Revisiting the Penn State Scandal after the Freeh Report

With the Freeh Report, we learned of a massive leadership failure at Penn State. This failure should serve as a reminder that college athletics should not be accorded more importance than that to which it is rightfully entitled.

Countdown to London.

Countdown to London: a reminiscence about past games, and the greatest individual moment for a K-State Wildcat in our generation's memory.

Our New Natural Rivals.

Our New Natural Rivals. Why the only choice for West Virginia's Most Hated Conference Rival is K-State.

Academic Progress Rate and Kansas State

You've probably heard by now that it became official UConn will not be playing in the Big East or NCAA basketball tournaments next season because of inadequate APR. If you think that means the...

Who Won the Big 12 in 2011-12?

Who Won the Big 12 in 2011-12? It's not an answer any Big 12 fan wants to hear right now.

Conference Realignment: I Reflect on Past Predictions (Post 3)

Conference Realignment: I Reflect on Past Predictions (Post 3) - How did I do with past predictions? Well, I take a look and reflect.

Conference Realignment: What Matters in Realignment? (Post 2)

Conference Realignment: What Matters in Realignment? (Post 2)

Conference Realignment: Why is this happening? (Post 1)

Conference Realignment: Why is this happening? (Post 1)

Waxing nostalgic on the days of small conferences

Like rednecks and their pickup trucks, the prevailing trend among college conferences is that bigger is always better. I would argue that in both cases, that notion in false. Of course, it's been...

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