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K-State Slate: 8.12.14 - Big Monday, Kivett gets promoted, Treasure wins gold

If this were a newspaper, K-State would have a lot of mentions in agate this morning.

William Powell's still kicking around, and on his way to a new assignment.
William Powell's still kicking around, and on his way to a new assignment.

#19, Kody Cook, takes the spotlight in Monday's installment of BracketCat's countdown.

The Capital-Journal retrospective continues with a pair of articles. The first is a December 31, 1997 article from Pete Goering in the wake of the Wildcats' win over Syracuse in the Fiesta Bowl; the second, a Kevin Haskin piece from November 14, 1998: K-State 40, Nebraska 30, Big 12 North Champions.

John Zetmeir on the Wildcats' search for a running back.

Newsday's 2014 Heisman Watch. Pictured: Tyler Lockett.

The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch is counting down the top 25 prep players in the STL area. Chris Gove profiles #24, 6'6" 300-pound offensive lineman Drew Swihart from Parkway West, who's high on K-State.

The AP's Ralph Russo on how recruits can scuttle their chances by being bad at Twitter.

David Davenport at Forbes discusses how current legal cases are blowing up the collegiate sports business model.

Bob Stoops and Mike Gundy are participating in the Oklahoma Coaches' Mentoring Challenge, a thing which started six years ago as a competition between Bill Snyder and Tom Osborne.

William Powell has a new employer: he's signed with the Houston Texans.

The Big Monday schedule is out. The Big 12's schedule features way too many Jayhawks; one of those too-manys is on February 23 at Bramlage.

Summer baseball update: It's the end for the still-enrolled, as they wrap their summer seasons and head back to campus. Levi MaVorhis finished on a high note, tossing three shutout innings and lowering his ERA to 4.38 on the summer. In the majors, Evan Marshall threw 3.1 innings of shutout ball, including a pair against the Royals, and leads all National League rookies in holds with 16. Carlos Torres wasn't so fortunate, giving up three runs in one inning over two appearances last week.

Down on the farm, Jacob Goedert hit .454 last week for AAA Buffalo, Nick Martini launched a grand slam for Palm Beach, and Austin Fisher struggled mightily in Mahoning Valley (1-15 with a walk on the week). But the big story for the week was Ross Kivett, who capped his stint at Low-A Connecticut by being named as a New York-Penn League All-Star... and was then promptly promoted to High-A West Michigan.

The promotional schedule for 2014 has been announced, and tickets go on sale next Monday, August 18.

Meanwhile, Kelly McHugh chats with incoming sophomore transfer Brooke Sassin, late of Mississippi State.

K-State had representation at the NACAC U23 Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia last weekend. Alyx Treasure nabbed a gold medal for Canada in the high jump; Team USA grabbed silver, as Treasure outjumped Shanay Briscoe of Texas. Devin Field also won silver for Team USA, taking second in the long jump. Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye, competing for Turks and Caicos Islands, was ninth. The final Wildcat, Puerto Rican Carlos Rodriguez, finished ninth in a preliminary heat in the men's 200.