Jon did work yesterday, first recapping the final day of NCAA Track & Field action from Saturday in Sunday’s Slate (yes, we don’t normally link Slates in Slates (#inception), but the recap is totally worth it). The biggest news, sophomore (SOPHOMORE!!) Shadae Lawrence continued her dominance of all things women’s discus with a huge final throw to win the NCAA outdoor title, the programs first women’s discuss title.
A little later on Jon dropped his next set of historical K-State athletic reviews, starting with a conference title in 1906-07, then following up with one of the worst seasons ever in the history of K-State basketball in 1907-08.
Last but not least, BracketCat got us to countdown day 83 with a profile of walk-on wide receiver Dalton Schoen (yes, his older brother is the Mason Schoen on the basketball team).
K-State senior-to-be Connie Jaffrey took home a big prize this weekend, taking a comfortable lead before holding off a challenger to take the Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Bridge of Don, Scotland this past Saturday. A native of Scotland, Jaffery was the stroke average leader in 2016-17 for the Wildcats. She returns to action this week at the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Course in Wales.
Terence Newman will always have a solid place in the hearts of Wildcat fans, but there is a possibility that he could stay in purple after he retires (in 20 years when his Superman powers wear off). Chris Tomasson at the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports that Newman, who is showing no signs of slowing down heading in to his 15th season as has no plans to retire any time soon, has a standing invitation from Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer to join the coaching staff when Newman finally decides to hang up his cleats. Newman is also entering some rare company, at 39 he is now older than Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was when Sanders retired (38), and only three years from matching Hall of Famer Darrell Green’s mark of 42.