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K-State Slate: 6.15.12

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K-State Football

Offensive lineman Manase Foketi has left K-State and wants a release from his scholarship to finish his career closer to home in California. K-State has not granted the release at this point. On one hand, it sounds like Foketi waited until the end of spring ball to inform the coaches of his decision to leave, which essentially wastes his scholarship for next year. On the other hand, withholding a scholarship release accomplishes little and is exceedingly unpopular.

Florida State linebacker Jeff Luc is transferring to Cincinnati. We really could have used a player like Luc to help ease the post-Arthur Brown transition period.

K-State Golf

Former K-State golfer Aaron Watkins fired a two-over-par 72 and stands tied for 23rd after the first round of the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson are four shots and six shots behind Watkins, respectively. Watkins is in great shape to make the cut if he plays a solid round today.

K-State Basketball

Bruce Weber appeared on the Big 12 conference call yesterday. He thinks the Big 12 will be a little higher-paced, higher-possession league than the Big 10. Yeah, probably.

Call it the Kelvin Sampson Plan

College coaches may now call and text message recruits who have completed their sophomore season as much as they want. Bob Huggins compared the restrictions to Prohibition.

College Football Playoff

A college football playoff changes nothing. We'll still complain and argue about the format, who gets chosen, who gets left out, and a million other things. And that's OK.