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Kansas State Rowing cleans up at SIRA; BatCats blow four run lead at West Virginia

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We're football-light today, but hey! Rowing!

Seriously, the BoatCats mauled the competition this weekend.
Seriously, the BoatCats mauled the competition this weekend.
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Much slowness today, and with one exception our entire plate this morning consists of non-revenue sports. But this week should get much more exciting very quickly, as we steamroll toward the Spring Game.

This video is a week or two old, but your fearless leader didn't see it until Saturday night. The Florida Gators won the SEC women's gymnastics championship, and they give a huge portion of the credit to... Denzel Goolsby. This is one of those really cool instances where two schools suddenly develop a strange and heartwarming connnection.

The winning streak is over, as the Wildcats (16-20, 3-9) blew a four-run lead in the eighth inning and failed to get the sweep over West Virginia (18-16, 5-6). But it's a series win, and on the road no less, which is all that matters right now. Tuesday night, the BatCats play a one-gamer against Nebraska at Tointon.

The Wildcat men entered Sunday tied for second place at the Hawkeye Invitational, one over par along with Iowa State. The Cats shot even par on Sunday, but dropped all the way to fifth place as a result as Kansas, Iowa, Iowa State, and SMU were all well under par on the day. Kyle Weldon finished tied for fifth individually. Whispering Pines in Trinity, Texas, is the next stop; that's the Big 12 championship April 29-May 1.

The rowing team, on the other hand, had a fantastic weekend. At the SIRA Regatta in Oak Ridge, Tenn., K-State won three of the four races on Sunday after claiming three preliminary victories on Saturday. Big 12 squads claimed ten of the twelve medals on offer. That haul included three golds (Varsity 8+, JV 8+, and Novice 8+), a silver, and a bronze (both in Varsity 4+) for the Wildcats. Old Dominion took the Varsity 4+ gold, two silvers, and a bronze, and Tennessee claimed a silver. Purdue and Dayton snuck off with the other two bronze medals.

Next up: the Sunflower Showdown in two weeks.