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K-State Slate: 4.14.5-Non-Revenue Stepping Up.

Kansas State's non-revenue sports are stepping up to take the spotlight away from the soap opera.

Are the BatCat turning the corner?
Are the BatCat turning the corner?
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With the spring game just around the corner, spring practice is heating up, and position battles are happening all over Kansas State's rosters. One battle that may surprise you is for place kicker. Even though Matthew McCrane was selected as a Freshman All-American, he says there is still a stiff competition between himself, and Jack Cantele. (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital Journal)

My motto is bad news first so let's get the basketball news out of the way. Yesterday, reports came out that Marcus Foster will take a visit to Creighton this weekend, and is also considering LSU, Cincinnati, and Gonzaga.(staff reports, Topeka Capital Journal)

In other not so good news for Kansas State, and the Big 12 as a whole, Perry Ellis announced his plans to return to KU for his senior season. (Blair Kerkhoff, Wichita Eagle)

Okay, now that the bad news regarding Kansas State sports (specifically basketball) is out of the way, let's move onto the good news. Yesterday, Max Brown was awarded the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week award, while Tyler Wolfe was named the Co-Newcomer of the week.(

Meanwhile, the homestand continues tonight, with Wichita State coming into Manhattan. First pitch is at 6:30 pm, and is available on TV for those folks who have the Cox Kansas channel.

Having played for the New Zealand national team in the World Baseball Classic, Max Brown is unfazed by the pressure's of college baseball. (Kellis Robinett, KC Star)

Coming off an impressive indoor track season, the women's outdoor track team is proving that was no fluke, as they moved into the top 10 in the latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings, checking in as the 9th place team.(

After finishing second in the Big 12 Championships, the 9th ranked Equestrian team looks to make a splash in the 2015 NCEA Championships beginning Thursday in Waco, TX. (