BracketCat checked in with a pair of #39s; a morning post profiling Austin Katsorelos and then a look at Cameron Morgan in the evening. We also had the second half of Big 12 Media Days, and you can check out all 12 posts on that event in our Media Days storystream. Of vital importance: our recap of Walt Anderson's presentation, outlining the minor (but significant) rule changes for 2014.
We'll start out with a rundown of media reactions to yesterday's pressers:
- First and foremost: the transcript of Bill Snyder's session with the media.
- The most important pieces start with Ken Corbitt of the Capital-Journal reporting on what K-State's player contingent had to say yesterday, and on Snyder's comments.
- Also checking in: Kellis Robinett, with a general recap of K-State's appearance, a closer look at Snyder's comments, and details of the player session.
- Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World recaps not only Snyder's comments but the players as well, with a second feature focusing on Tulsan Tyler Lockett. Also from the World, John Klein recapped Snyder's session.
- The players were polled on a variety of questions; the money shot is the final quote from B.J. Finney in reference to the poll question regarding the most annoying mascot in the league.
- Sean Keeler at FOX also reported on Snyder's session... before launching into his opinion that Snyder deserves to name his successor. Uh-oh.
- General rundowns of the day's top quotes via the Capital-Journal's Jesse Newell, Brice Cherry at the Waco Tribune, Benton Smith at the Lawrence Journal-World (which also ran a live blog of the day's sessions from various writers), and Berry Tramel at the Oklahoman.
- Rustin Dodd at the Star zeroed in on the Paul Rhoads session and Mark Mangino's return to college football.
- An uncredited piece from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal recapped Dana Holgorsen's session (because he used to be the offensive coordinator there).
- Via the Louisville Courier-Journal, the AP's Stephen Hawkins says Charlie Strong really riled up the Longhorn fanbase. Jimmy Burch at the Star-Telegram also focused on Strong.
- SI's Lindsay Schnell's report focused on Baylor and the optimism surrounding their defense.
- Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News reported on Trevor Knight's side session, including his thoughts on the Sugar Bowl win.
The Sun Belt also had their Media Day yesterday, with commissioner Karl Benson speaking about the Sun Belt's position on the Power 5 autonomy bid.
Marshall Weber at Frogs O' War analyzes the Big 12 pre-season poll, and is pretty sure that neither Oklahoma nor Baylor is going to win the thing this year.
Jay Paterno, along with former Penn State assistant Bill Kenney, have sued Penn State over their dismissals from the coaching staff. Why? Because some people just don't know when to shut up.
Bowling Green running back William Houston was arrested and charged on allegations of attempted rape, and Winona State lineman Shawn Afryl, a transfer from Illinois, died of cardiac arrest during practice Monday night.
Kelly McHugh continues profiling the volleyball squad (and yes, it just occurred to me she's going through the entire incoming class). This week, it's freshman Bryna Vogel.
The newest class of the prestigious Blue Angels team members includes F/A-18 demonstration pilot Lieutenant Andrew Talbott of Sedan, who graduated from KSU-Salina in 2005.
There's another entry in the social media space called The Junk Machine, which aggregates and promotes pop culture news stories. The platform was created by K-State graduate Ben Karst.