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K-State Slate, 4/20/08

Have a happy 4/20, Colorado...

K-State 3, K-State 0: The annual fake football game at Bill's House was a bigger snoozer than usual this year, as the only scoring came on a 51-yard field goal.  Nice boot, by the way.  As per my moral code, I will not take anything from spring football and use it as evidence that this next season will be either glorious or inglorious.  It's fake football, people.  We're talkin' about practice, man.

While we're on the subject... Nebraska set a new record for attendance when 80,149 bored souls showed up for the spring game in Lincoln.  No word yet on whether any airplanes went down from the glare of 80,000 people who have not seen a UV ray in eight months (and yes, I get to joke about that because I live in Houston).

Brooms! The baseball team took the series off Texas Tech yesterday with a 7-4, extra-innings victory.  Clutch hitting carried the day for K-State, as Byron Wiley blasted an RBI double on a two-strike count in the bottom of the ninth to send it to extra frames.  In the 10th, Jordan Cruz smashed a three-run home run to put the Cats ahead for good.

The Friday and Saturday victories have moved K-State into seventh place in the Big 12 standings, which would be good enough to make the postseason tournament.  There's still a lot of baseball left to play, and a final victory in Lubbock today would be a nice start.

Kingwood Classic: I spent most of the afternoon and part of the evening at the Kingwood Classic AAU event yesterday.  Matt Figger was there checking out some of the action, but I didn't see Dalonte Hill.  My buddy told me he saw him in the morning, but I couldn't get there until about 1 p.m.

Anyway, this piece from Orangebloods notes that Latavious Williams, a member of the Birmingham Raptors AAU squad, is a target of K-State coaches for the 2009 season and will take an official visit to Manhattan this fall.  He sounds like a Bill Walker-type player, all athleticism and rim-rattling dunks.

Unfortunately, DC Assault and K-State recruits Rodney McGruder and Wally Judge weren't in Houston this weekend.