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K-State Slate: 4.18.12

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K-State Basketball

Bruce Weber got his first and, unless someone transfers soon, only commitment for this season at K-State. Darrell Johnson is a three-star prospect out of St. Louis.

It sounds like Jerrance Howard is going to SMU to join Larry Brown and Tim Jankovich's (?!?!?!?) staff in Dallas. This is just a head-scratcher all around. Hiring 71-year-old Larry Brown can be understood only as a stopgap measure. Jankovich is leaving a Missouri Valley program where he has won the conference tournament championship as a head coach to be an assistant coach (and yes, I know they're going to be in the Big East, but this is SMU).

K-State Football

With three starters gone from last year, competition is fierce for the starting jobs on the K-State offensive line. K-State isn't short on candidates for possible replacements, either.

Tight end Travis Tannahill has been the star of K-State's spring practices. Not sure how I feel about him having to make highlight-reel, one-handed catches when we're hoping for improvement in the passing game, though.

Under new NCAA legislation, junior-college transfers must have a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for a four-year school. That's higher than initial-eligibility requirements for freshmen (2.3) and the continuing-eligibility standard at most universities.

K-State Baseball

The Bat Cats needed a walkoff double to get a 4-3 win over Northern Colorado last night at Tointon. The teams meet again tonight before K-State heads to Columbia, Mo., to face the Missouri Tigers this weekend.

Kansas City

Anthony Bourdain's show "No Reservations" came to Kansas City this week to try out the BBQ.