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K-State Slate: 12.19.14 - Unburdening Gipson

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No shenanigans this Friday. Just news.

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

KSUEMAW! updated us on recruiting, with the news of junior college player Aulelio Olomua committing to Kansas State. Meanwhile, BracketCat continued watching the RPI.

Kansas State hosts Texas A&M in this weekend's Wildcat Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. (K-State SID)

Is the mantle of leadership too heavy for Thomas Gipson? The senior is not playing up to expectations, and that may be because he's taking too much on himself. (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal)

It looks like Kansas State is interested in Semi Ojeleye after all. According to his AAU coach, the school has ramped up interest in bringing the Duke transfer to Manhattan, but may not have a scholarship to offer. (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star (via Garden City Telegram))

Twelve Wildcats have received postseason honors from Phil Steele, including Tyler Lockett (surprise!) and Matthew McCrane. (K-State SID)

Here's a short update on the fifteen new players committed to Kansas State. (Austin Nichols, Salina Post)

A Kansas State alum reminisces about a time when bowl games were special. (David Miller, Ponca City News)

Gary Patterson signed an extension with TCU. This is among various tidbits of conference news in today's Big 12 morning links. (Jake Trotter, ESPN)

An arrest has been made for the murder of former Kansas State player David Garrett. (Associate Press)

The mothership has an interesting longform piece on the NAIA: League of Lies. It's a good article, but you might want to maintain some level of skepticism while reading.

Happy Friday!