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Monday News: Preparing for the Tax Storm Edition

It's kind of a slow news time in the K-State sports world, which is probably a good thing for me with finals looming.  That said, here are a few items of interest to tide you over until I awake from my post-exam nap tomorrow afternoon/evening.

There's still time to vote for Jordy Nelson to win the Biletnikoff Award. Vote here.  The award doesn't go out until this Thursday, and Jordy currently trails Tech's Michael Crabtree by about seven percentage points.  Nelson has also been named an All-American by the AFCA.  A fine representative of K-State, and an outstanding football player.

As mentioned in the comments on Saturday night, the K-State volleyball team lost a heartbreaker to Oregon in the NCAA tournament second round at Ahearn Fieldhouse.  Damn those Ducks, twice in a week!  But on the positive side, this was a great season by the Cats in response to last year's injury-plagued and supremely disappointing campaign.

The women's basketball team won the Commerce Bank Classic for only the 10th straight year.  Unfortunately, the victories came over Lipscomb and UTEP, which doesn't do much to aleviate the apprehension that appeared after the Cats' 2-3 start to the year.

Bo Pelini is the new head coach at Nebraska.  Houston's Art Briles will direct Baylor.  Texas A&M apparently didn't learn from Nebraska's mistake and hired Mike Sherman, an NFL guy, to lead them into the 19th century in College Station.

Big 12 basketball teams are heating up.  Yesterday, the Texas Longhorns dropped #1 UCLA in Westwood, while the 'beaks down the river topped freshman hot dog O.J. Mayo and USC.  Time for us to start picking up our end of the bargain, starting tomorrow with the game in The Garden against Notre Dame.  Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m, on ESPN.

Happy Monday, y'all.