Uncle! It was fun while it lasted. Yesterday, Texas Tech scored 19 runs on 19 hits, including nine runs in the first inning alone, to bury the Cats 19-4 in a seven-inning contest.
The loss leaves K-State tied with its sister school down the river for seventh place in the Big 12 standings. Both schools stand 1.5 games behind Texas and Baylor. Next weekend, the Longhorns visit Manhattan, and will be coming in shorthanded after Augie Garrido designated 11 players for assignment. Well, that's the MLB term for it, but basically he and his team leaders apparently identified 11 players who were hurting the team and sewed a scarlet "A" on their uniforms. Or something like that. (H/T Rock Chalk Talk)
Time for some golf: This weekend (April 25-26), the Links Cats will take to, well, the links in the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship in Trinity, Texas. Pairings were announced last week by the Big 12 office, and K-State will be paired with Oklahoma and Iowa State in the first round. You can follow the tournament via live scoring at Golf Stat.
No pairings announced yet, but the K-State women's team will also be competing in the conference championships this weekend in Stillwater, Okla.
It's Coming: SBN 2.0! Follow the link to the revamped Burnt Orange Nation to see what SBN 2.0 will look like if you haven't already checked it out. Right now, I'm not sure when BOTC will be making the change, but it is likely coming within the next month. Don't worry, when it happens the good folks who run SBN will have ample instructions for what little you as readers need to do and I promise the new platform will be much more user-friendly.
That's it for today. Sorry, it's kind of a light news day and I'm really getting locked in on studying for finals. I have some ideas for some more creative posts coming up, but I'm not sure if I'll have time to get to them or not.