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K-State Slate: 7.22.14: Big 12 Media Days roll on

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Standing in for our Benevolent Despot today...

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Less than 40 days to FOOTBAW, as demonstrated by BracketCat's countdown at #40, Ian Patterson.

Don't miss Jon Morse's excellent coverage of Day 1 of Big 12 Media Days, with more expected later today, including Bill Snyder addressing the media.

The BatCats are in action this summer. Highlights include Alex Bee hitting his first homer of the season, and Brooks DeBord and Max Brown helping Junction City beat Jake Wodtke's Topeka Golden Giants to win the league championship.

So some guy named Collin Klein is coming back to K-State. According to the latest media guide, his official designation is Assistant Director of Recruiting/Defensive Quality Control. That sounds like a made-up position slightly higher up the food chain than graduate assistant.

The National Football Post previews the Big 12 ahead of the conference media days. K-State is designated a "sleeper" pick.

This piece ranks K-State #35 in the country, but looks ahead to a strong season and possible 10 wins.

Bryce Petty discusses his Heisman chances, and it looks like Baylor pretty much owned the first day of Big 12 Media Days.

Bob Bowlsby's opening remarks were high on the conference, but suggested dark days ahead for the NCAA.

Meanwhile, Jimbo Fisher called out the Big 12 for not having a conference championship game:

Baylor's Art Briles felt compelled to respond with the following:

Finally, WVU quarterback Clint Trickett, whose father is a Florida State assistant, joined in:

The Big 12's "one true champion" seems a bit problematic to everyone not actually in the Big 12, including (in)famous KSU naysayer, Bill Connelly:

Keep a look out for continuing Big 12 Media Coverage today!