Friday the 13th, and there will be a full moon tonight. Is that ominous or just silly coincidence? I'm just glad it's Friday.
BracketCat profiles Chance Allen (#79) in his football roster countdown.
Also, don't miss Roll Bama Roll's Erik_RBR summarizing the last two days of action in the O'Bannon class action suit. There is a growing sense (and not just in this #take either) that the plaintiffs' case is a thinly veiled attempt to bring pay-for-play before a judge. What do you think?
Everyone expects big things from Maine transfer Justin Edwards. He averaged 16.7 points two seasons ago before sitting out last year. Even Marcus Foster thinks Edwards will lead the team in scoring.
Single game tickets are nearly sold out after the first day. Assuming a sellout, K-State consecutive streak of sold out games at The Bill will be at 20.
In lieu of K-State specific FOOTBAW news, have a collection of general stories instead:
Testifying in the O'Bannon case, former CBS Sports president Neil Pilson said that college sports will suffer if players are paid because fans primarily support the institution and the sport, not individual players.
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg writes on how college coaches regularly talk to their counterparts at other schools and even share information with that, despite their own competitive personalities.
If you've been following the strange case of Joker Phillips sudden departure from Florida, you'll be surprised (or perhaps not) to discover he was turned in to the NCAA for having his picture taken with a recruit during the official "dead period." This begs the question: where are those bag men when you need them?
The College World Series is up this weekend. At least one Big 12 team is definitely out after Sunday, as TCU and Texas Tech play each other in the first game. The winner takes on the winner of the Virginia-Ole Miss game. Meanwhile, on the other side of the bracket, Texas will take on UC Irvine for the honor of playing the winner of the game between Vanderbilt and Louisville. The complete CWS bracket is available HERE. You can catch the game on ESPN, or stream live on WatchESPN.com.
It's funny how spin works. While K-State athletes performed well below their Big 12 season standards, the K-State SID still thinks they had a "solid" outing at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Sara Savatovic's seventh place finish in the hammer throw and Sonia Gaskin's efforts in qualifying for the 800 m final ensured they will both be All-Americans. Erica Twiss only finished 16th, but that's good enough for second-team All-American honors.
The K-State women's 4x400 relay team qualified for the finals.
Meanwhile, long jumper Devin Field finished sixth in that event, and sophomore decathlete Reinis Kregers finished 10th. Devin Dick, who was in 9th place after the first day, did not finish all the events and ended the event in 21st place.
You can catch all the day's schedule and scores HERE.
Jon Morse's Day 2 Preview and Open Thread is up.
Meanwhile, here's your obligatory FIFA World Cup coverage from the mothership: Brazil vs Croatia and the phantom goal.
Also, those rumors about the 2022 World Cup not being in Qatar are heating up. Will the US be the beneficiary?