Today's slate may be missing some stories published across the great wide interwebs late Sunday night and during the overnight period. Normally, I do Monday's slate early Monday morning, but we're having serious internet problems this weekend at BotC HQ, and therefore got the Slate compiled early just in case it couldn't be done later. If there's any late items of note, by all means link them in the comments.
Today, we'll officially be in the teens. BracketCat's countdown rolled past the three-week mark with #22 Dante Barnett on Friday, early and late on Saturday a pair of 21s in Kyle Echols and Jonathan Truman. early Sunday, it was time for DeMarcus Robinson, and later that afternoon the other #20, Dylan Schellenberg, got his due.
In other articles, k-stater86 made his debut with a look back at all of Tyler Lockett's touchdown receptions from 2013, and a poll in which you should go vote, while your benevolent despot unloaded every available barrel on the Power 5 autonomy vote and Ahearn checked out the Position Conditionof K-State's receiving corps..
The Star's Vahe Gregorian examines what's next for K-State when Bill Snyder finally hangs up the windbreaker.
B.J. Finney actually enjoys the limelight of team leadership, says Kellis Robinett. Ken Corbitt's also been in touch with Finney and the rest of his linemates, as he writes about the versatility of the line.
At Media Days, Kelly McHugh took some time to interview... the media. And what she found was that the media don't disrespect K-State at all. The best part: ESPN's Holly Rowe talking about the senior walk-on captains.
Sal Maiorana of the Rochester (NY) Democrat & Chronicle reports on the running back corps in Buffalo, including some guy named Bryce Brown.
Mitch Richmond is now, officially, a Hall of Famer. Richmond was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday in Springfield, Mass. Stories and reactions from Kellis Robinett, ESPN's Israel Gutierrez, and, courtesy of the Capital-Journal, an uncredited AP writer.
On Saturday, Justin Edwards scored a team-high 15 points as Klaipeda Nafta, from Klaipeda, Lithuania, fell 80-76 to the Athletes in Action team. Brandon Bolden added right for the American touring squad. AIA fell 67-60 on Sunday to Qatar's national team in Klaipeda, losing on a three-pointer with 1.3 seconds to go. Edwards had 14 for the Americans, trailing only Jayhawk Landen Lucas with 15; Bolden had five points in the loss. Next is a game on Tuesday in Riga, Latvia, against Latvia University, followed by the final game of the tour on Wednesday against The Barons.
Kelly McHugh reports on Marcus Foster and his busy summer.
Fall camp opened for the volleyball squad on Saturday, in the wake of the release of the Big 12 pre-season poll and awards. The Wildcats have been tipped for a fifth-place finish in the league, and we all know what happens when you pick K-State fifth. Sophomore Katie Brand was selected to the preseason All-Big 12 team.