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K-State Slate: 12.18.14 - Lockett, Finney, All-Americans

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Your week of slow news continues...

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We have not been setting the world on fire with quantity lately, but we make up for it with quality and consistency. We are the Snyderball of blogs, and in keeping with that, BracketCat dropped Week 16 of Wildcats in the NFL.

Tyler Lockett is a two-time All-American. None of this is news, but it's always nice to get confirmation of a thing we've always knows: Lockett is awesome. (Staff, Kansas City Star)

Lockett was also named to the second team as a wide receiver in the USA Today All-America team, where he was joined by B.J. Finney. Kicker Matthew McCrane was named to USA Today's Freshman All-America squad. (K-State SID)

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is leaving the school to join the NCAA as executive vice-president of regulatory affairs. (Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News).

This opens up Luck's spot on the college football playoff (CFP) committee, and Texas Tech's Kirby Hocutt appears to have the inside edge. (Heather Dinich, ESPN)

How will the Big 12 fare in the bowl games? Well, 5-2 sounds about right. (David Ubben, FoxSports)

In less pleasant news from the homefront, Steve Clark, a former Kansas State player and the parent of a current Oklahoma State player, claims he was racially profiled by campus police after the Oklahoma State game. He has filed a claim with the state attorney general's office. (Tony Adame, Wichita Eagle)

This SE piece on Gene Keady and his thoughts on Manhattan is an absolute gem. Also, this Holiday Q&A with Thomas Gipson is entertaining. (Kelly McHugh, K-State SID)

The Wildcats will take on Grambling State this Saturday. Kansas State leads the all-time series 9-0. General admission tickets to the game are only $3, and as part of Fort Riley's Operation Santa Claus drive, fans are encouraged to bring a toy for donation to the game.

Katie Brand and Kylee Zumach received honorable mentions on the All-America team from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Brand and Zumach were named to the AVCA Midwest Region All-America team last week, and Zumach is a finalist for national Freshman of the Year honors.