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K-State Slate: 12.9.11

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K-State Basketball

The Wildcats couldn't hold on to a second-half lead and lost, 85-80, in two overtimes to West Virginia in Wichita.

K-State Football

The awards keep rolling in, as Tyler Lockett (first-team KR) and Nigel Malone (second-team DB) were named to the Walter Camp All-America team.

Collin Klein (all-purpose) and Arthur Brown (linebacker) made the AP all-Big 12 team.

K-State Volleyball

K-State takes on Pepperdine in the regional semi-finals tonight at 9 p.m. We'll have an open thread up for that one.

KU hires Charlie Weis

In the face of universal ridicule from national football pundits, KU hired Charlie Weis as its next football coach. Yes, Charlie Weis, the architect of that 102nd-ranked Florida offense, is now the savior of KU football.

As a college head coach at Notre Dame, Weis was 35-27 in five seasons, or basically a 7-5 average. He took the Irish to two BCS bowls, but I kind of doubt KU gets a BCS bowl berth at 9-3 or 10-2 like Notre Dame does.

Pan summed it up pretty well on the thread yesterday. This is an easy hiring to mock for a lot of reasons, but given KU's situation right now, there are much worse hires it could have made.

College Football

I haven't had time to read this stuff yet, but here's Frank the Tank's look at the possible plus-one scenarios.