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No Monday Games = No Tuesday News

NCAA Football: Cactus Bowl-Kansas State vs UCLA
Alex Delton was No. 1 in the Cactus Bowl. Is he co-No. 1 with Skylar Thompson in Spring practice?
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To say there is not much K-State news today would be overstating it. Thank goodness the athletic department took advantage of the competition lull to give us some feature content.

Football

In an article that we overlooked among the plethora of Spring Football coverage yesterday, Tim Bisel gave us a rundown on the “dead even” quarterback competition between Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson. Both guys are saying all the right things. But you know they both want to play. Here is hoping the staff learned its lessons in the Daniel Sams/Jake Waters debacle and will handle this competition better.

Women’s Golf

Women’s golf coach Kristi Knight ordered her players to stay away from the golf course for two days. The players objected, but she was adamant: We don’t want to see you out here. Though the tactic elicited whining from some of the squad, it was not intended as punishment. Coach Knight hopes to eliminate a grinding case of trying too hard and free up her young squad’s minds to allow them to enjoy the game more and play loose headed into this weekend’s Big 12 Championship tournament at the Dallas Athletic Club.

Baseball

I know, I know. We’re not talking about it. But the baseball team will try to reacquaint itself with the stranger that is the win column tonight in Nebraska at the awesomely named Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.

Volleyball

Suzie Fritz’s volleyball team, with thirteen returning letter winners, announced its full season schedule, which includes a trip to Honolulu and matches against 13 non-conference opponents from 11 different conferences. The article also includes an impressive overhead photo of Peyton Williams focusing in the air as she prepares for a spike. (Now you have to go look.)

Basketball

Bruce Weber and his staff has announced their summer youth camp schedule, which includes a Friday-Saturday father/son camp June 8th and 9th, day camps for two separate age groups and a two-day team camp. I suspect interest in these camps may be higher this year than in the past few summers.

Miscellaneous

K-State student athletes have teamed up to help Soles4souls, a non-profit that provides gently used footwear to the needy in the United States and 127 countries. Players from K-State donated 428 pairs of shoes to the cause.

Because it’s a slow day, and because it’s fun anytime we can ridicule the Toronto Blue Jays, yesterday’s game against the Royals at the Rogers Centre had to be canceled because ice falling from the adjacent CN Tower had punctured the stadium's roof. The fun part comes from the snarky chirping the Bluejays had done about its previous games being canceled due to weather in Cleveland, which could never happen to the Blue Jays at home, since they play in a lovely, comfy dome, right? Ah, karma!