Previously on BotC: Cowgirls hold off K-State, as reported by BotC's newest contributor: Jason Dannelly. Jason was the founder of the Victory Sports Network, which for years has been pretty much the go-to site for NAIA news and discussion. He's got a long background in covering sports, and now that he's moved to Manhattan to pursue a Masters degree at K-State and do some work with Mass Comm, he reached out to see if we might have any use for him. Jason will primarily be focused on bolstering our coverage of non-revenue sports. Try not to scare him off, okay?
Also, don't miss this week's Bring on the Podcast, with special guest Sam Mellinger of the Star.
Louisburg Herald has a profile of walk-on QB Kody Cook. Of course, the article states Cook was the third-string quarterback this year (which isn't accurate) in the same sentence as it states he redshirted (which is), but whatever.
No link, just a blurb: Bill Snyder may want to make sure he's got some people lurking in Maryville, Missouri. In response to our post earlier this week about all five college national champions being unbeaten, it was pointed out that every organized football program in the city of Maryville went unbeaten this season -- not just the local college eleven, but the seventh grade team, the eighth grade team, the freshman team, the Maryville JV, and the high school varsity, who went 15-0 on the way to winning the Missouri 3A title.
Kelly McHugh takes a peek at Shane Southwell in yesterday's Sports Extra.
Ken Corbitt notes that Thomas Gipson is stepping into the leadership sneakers, and that the key to the season's turnaround has been, basically, grit. (Based on quotes, it sort of feels like Trent Johnson threw his team under the bus, too.)
You already heard this, but Bruce Weber says he'd be open to playing Wichita State.
This is both men's and women's, but you can check out Cowboys Ride for Free's video Hangout Recap if you'd like to hear their take on last night's game (and OSU's win over Texas).
Star recap, C-J recap, ours is better, yay us. Also, the department recap, with full quotes and notes, of course.
The Weekend Ahead:
Both basketball squads are in action on Saturday, with the women traveling to Norman for a 7pm tip, preceded by the men heading downriver to Allen Fieldhouse at 1pm. Before all that, the track team will be in Lawrence for the Bill Easton Classic on Friday. Kansas (obviously), Oral Roberts, and UMKC will be there, as well as a scattering of lower-division teams.