There are two news items which you might expect to see in today's Slate. They're not here, and they're not here on purpose, because at some point today we'll have actual stories posted about them. So exercise some patience, and be rewarded.
BracketCat hits number 45 with Marquel Bryant. That means today is 44, the Number of the Beast. WOOHOO!
Also, in case you missed it, your benevolent despot was on Bulldog Sports Radio talking with Justin Sutton about the Mississippi State/K-State series. No ads, no pictures, no cookies, no having to listen to other stuff, just pure clean audio.
Jake Waters is on the Davey O'Brien Award watch list, which is a surprise to precisely nobody.
K-State wasn't the first game to sell out at Owen Field this year, but it won't be the last either. The Sooners announced yesterday that the October 18 game is all booked up.
The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel reports that officials this year are going to crack down on coaches' sideline shenanigans, which will have pretty much zero effect on Bill Snyder, right?
Dave Miller at SI's National Football Post (how many different college football outlets is SI running, anyway?) runs down five teams he thinks are sleeper picks to make the playoff. Guess what?
Hey, guess what? Big 12 Media Days will be on television, maybe even your television. What I'm saying is you may want to call in sick Tuesday (Monday too, if you're inclined, but K-State's up on Tuesday) and tune into FSKC, FSMW, FSSW, FSOK, or FSC Central from 9am-12:30pm CT. Or, if you have to work and your jerb allows it, it'll be streaming on the Big 12 Media Network.
Kelly McHugh continues bringing us the finest in athlete profiles. Yesterday, she rounded up Malik Harris.
The Capital-Journal's John Zetmeir reports that associate head coach Brian Ostermann is pretty jazzed about Breanna Lewis's progress.
Also from the C-J, Rick Peterson reports that Brad Hill walked into Topeka Hayden RHP Brogan Heinen's house with a scholarship offer and landed Heinen's commitment within minutes. Heinen threw a perfect game in the Class 4A tournament last year, and struck out 17 guys in a seven-inning travel team tournament this year, so you gotta figure Hill knew what he was doing.