BracketCat is now 60% of the way through. Friday was #43, Drew Scott; Saturday was #42, Kade True; Sunday, #41 Isaiah Riddle. Also this weekend, KSUEMAW! broke down the pre-season All-Big 12 teams and award candidates, which y'all should go check out since it appears to have gotten lost during the weekend.
Stay tuned throughout the day as we cover the thrilling excitement of Big 12 Media Days. Lots of stories this morning leading into the event:
- Jimmy Burch at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram runs down some non-awards.
- The Oklahoman offers their staff picks for the football season. They've all got K-State third or fourth.
- Also at the Oklahoman, Berry Tramel lists ten questions he's hoping he'll get answered in Dallas.
- NBC's John Taylor also has some questions, but his won't get answered until December.
- Chuck Carlton at the Dallas Morning News has his own lead-in to this week's event.
- Lastly, Randy Peterson at a paper called the Register in some city I've never heard of vaguely talks about Media Days before predicting that Iowa State will go 6-6, 4-5 in the league. Um, Pan?
Kelly McHugh has a pre-season gab with Ryan Mueller.
In another story from the Star-Telegram, Eric Zarate reports that new NCAA rules prevent any Division I coaches from attending the Texas High School Coaches Association convention because it's classified as a "coaches' clinic" and is associated with the state all-star football and basketball games. Directly affected, among others, are Bruce Weber and Texas football coach Charlie Strong, who were slated to appear.
Kellis Robinett observes that K-State is far from the only school which had a quarterback get tired of waiting for his shot this year. Indeed, nearly 20% of Division I FBS watched quarterbacks shuffle off to other climes. Utah even landed two of them.
Crimson and Cream Machine ranks the Big 12's receiving/TE corps... and somehow comes to the conclusion that K-State, despite Tyler Lockett, is ninth, behind at least three teams with nothing. Troll on, Hofeld. Troll on.
Greg Riddle at the Dallas Morning News reports on Madison (TX) shooting guard Admon Gilder, who's holding an offer from the Wildcats. Gilder doesn't even know where he's playing his senior season of high school ball thanks to a wholly sordid story (with which he's not involved).
Bri Kulas, former Shawnee Mission North star who started at K-State before ending up at Mizzou, has signed with Club Baloncesto Islas in the Canary Islands. Yes, those Canary Islands.
Strangely, K-State Athletics hasn't reported this yet, and we only stumbled upon it buried in a page of Shocker notes from the Wichita Eagle. But decathlete Devin Dick finished sixth in the Pan American Combined Events Cup last week in Ottawa, Ontario; he was the highest-placed American in the event.