Jordy Nelson is finally getting the recognition he deserves, as he was named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Of course, given the Cats' struggles down the stretch, he's probably a long shot at this point. If I had to bet, my money would be on Michael Crabtree.
Eight K-State football players were named to the Big 12 All-Academic team. Big congrats go to those guys for working hard in the classroom and on the field.
Apparently the local media is more interested in talking to K-State players about the Border War than the Cats' upcoming game against Fresno State. Memo to the media: I don't care, I hope both teams kill each other and I hope all the fans of both teams kill each other (OK, I really don't, but I will be in Kansas City Saturday night and do expect the city to be in flames).
Basketball coach Frank Martin is looking forward to the team's next six games. It's going to be gut-check time for the Cats early this season, as they will face George Mason and possibly Villanova and/or N.C. State at the Old Spice Classic this week in Orlando, Fla. After that, it's a home game with Oregon, against Notre Dame in NYC, then back home to face Cal.
I just hope the excitement leading up to these games doesn't leave us flat like it did last year, when we got drilled by New Mexico and Cal.
That's it for today. I'm back in KC and it's freaking cold. Thanks for having all your nice weather last week, Mother Nature.
We'll try to take a look at Fresno State later today or tomorrow.