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K-State Slate: 4.8.14

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SlowNewsDay Tuesday...

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Filling in for Morse...

K-State baseball tries to bounce back after losing to KU and falling into a 2-4 hole in the Big 12. Wichita State comes to Tointon next (Tuesday, 6:30 PM), followed by Nebraska (Wednesday, 5 PM). Kellis Robinett notes that coach Brad Hill remains upbeat, but every at bat counts come here on out.

Meanwhile, freshman Tanner DeVinny was named Big 12 newcomer of the week.

For those of you who live under a rock or are otherwise cut off from civilization, Shabazz Napier and the UConn Huskies won the NCAA men's basketball tournament last night. Although the score was somewhat close, the outcome was never really in doubt, and the Huskies led the entire game.

This is UConn's fourth championship in fifteen years.

In basketball news closer to home, Mitch Richmond was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, along with Alonzo Mourning, Gary Williams, and Nolan Richardson. Richmond weighs in on the honor, and Blair Kerkhoff explores the local angle.

The men's golf team is currently in eighth place at the 2014 Wyoming Cowboy Classic, 13 shots behind team leader Oklahoma.

K-State is all set to host five summer football camps in Manhattan.

The Collegian's Mike Stanton offers an opinion on the Northwestern NLRB decision. No prizes for guessing which part of this op-ed piece is most irksome.

Construction on the College of Engineering expansion is underway. The $40M project is expected to be completed by Fall 2015. Classes remain in session during construction.