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SLATE: NFL draft prospects, Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball...Must be Spring

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No basketball for us—and very little for the Big 12 left on the men’s side

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Briley Moore hopes to hear his name called on draft day.
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The Big 12 and Big 10 are each down to a single team in the NCAA basketball tournament, an ignominious feat for two of the anointed “best” conferences in the nation. If you love either the PAC-12 or mid-major mayhem, then this COVID-affected tournament year is for you. As for us, we will look to other things. Not that there is much to see today.

A piece from the Fan Nation arm of SI featured four players with ties to the University of Northern Iowa who have NFL draft aspirations. First on the list? K-State’s grad-transfer tight end, Briley Moore.

In baseball, pitcher Jordan Wicks continues to receive attention, including this feature from KSNT News. Wicks and his teammates are scheduled to play the Wichita State Shockers tonight at Eck Stadium in Wichita. The Shockers are 8-8, having just completed a 2-5 road trip. One of the wins was a 10-9 victory over No. 13 Arizona.

The tennis team has suffered through some struggles of late, but it has not struggled in Manhattan, where the ladies have yet to drop a match. That streak remained intact yesterday, ad they swept DePaul. After securing the doubles point, K-State got straight-set wins from Maria Linares, Manami Ukita and Ioana Gheorghita in the 2, 4 and 6 singles to close out the match.

In an attempt to boost its NCAA tournament credentials, K-State volleyball has added a match at No. 6 Baylor on Wednesday, March 31 and will play Wayne State on Sunday, March 28. At 12-7, 10-6 Big 12, the Wildcats are considered a bubble team to reach the 48-squad NCAA field.