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Beasley says he wasn’t paid, Baylor expecting a tough go in Manhattan

Kansas State v Wisconsin
“Naw, man, I didn’t get a dime”
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Previously

Wildcat00 checked in mid-week with a Big 12 Roundup as we come away with KU’s moral victory, whatever it is Baylor was doing to Oklahoma, and the somewhat surprising TCU victory over OSU.

Men’s Basketball

As scandal rocks the college basketball world, Bruce Weber is proud of the high standards set for K-State basketball (Robinett, Eagle). He’s aided, in part, by the operations of his predecessor, who, according to Micheal Beasley (and no, we won’t touch on some of the more ridiculous thing she said), didn’t pay Beasley to come to Manhattan because, Beasley says, Frank Martin does things the right way and “he’s cheap” (Pete Grathoff, KC Star).

But overall, K-State basketball is attempting to move forward as usual as they head into the season. Except, that this year, for the first time in several years, the open fall practice without a glut of injured players. Barry Brown, along with fellow juniors Kamau Stokes and Dean Wade, lead a young but healthy group into fall practice for the 2017-18 season (Corbitt, C-J).

Most of this news was thanks to K-State basketball hosting it’s official Media Day yesterday.

Football

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced Wednesday that senior linebacker Trent Tanking has been named a semifinalist for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy — the "Academic Heisman”. Tanking is the latest in a recent string of Wildcats to be named a finalist for the award, joining Tyler Lockett (2014), Stanton Weber (2015), and Will Davis (2016).

Bill Snyder is still impressed with one former Wildcat, but seeing as the guy is Darren Sproles, it’s hard not to be impressed. Snyder is most impressed that Sproles wasn’t changed by the NFL culture and was able to remain “Darren Sproles” (Robinett, Eagle).

With a game against Baylor looming this weekend, we’ve got a few takes on the game out of the Lone Star State. John Werner at the Waco Tribune says that K-State is always tough at home, and even though the Bears have gotten the better of the Cats in the last two trips to Manhattan, this Bears team is not those Bears teams and he predicts Baylor continuing their winless streak to start the season. A little further north, Sports Day, a unit of the Dallas News, has their own game preview and also predicts a K-State victory.

Women’s Basketball

On Wednesday, K-State Athletics announced the television schedule for the 50th season of women’s basketball. For the seventh consecutive season, all K-State home women's basketball games will be televised by K-State's broadcast partners of ESPN3, Cox Channel Kansas, or K-StateHD.TV. In combination with the four selections by the Big 12 Conference television partners, Kansas State will have 25 games broadcast this season on television and digital platforms.

Other

Business Facilities Magazine took a look at all the facilities K-State has added in the last few years, as well as a look into the future. If you want a good, concise breakdown of everything that’s been built recently, this is for you.