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K-State Slate: 2.10.15-Majoring in Sports?

In a slow news days, we examine K-State's upcoming game against West Virginia, the newest member of the CFP committee, and if majoring in sports should be a new degree at Kansas State.

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I don't usually link yesterday's slate, but the opening editorial from Jon regarding the Men's basketball team is well worth your read.

Kansas State travels to West Virginia tomorrow as they hope to halt what is now a four game losing streak. It's hard to see how this happens against a West Virginia team that came into Bramlage and thoroughly confused K-State's players with their pressure. With Foster still expected out, this game could turn ugly quick. (

On Monday the College Football Playoff committee announced Kirby Hocutt as the replacement for Oliver Luck's position on the committee. Hocutt, of course, is a former linebacker at Kansas State from 1991-1994, and he also held the athletic director positions at Ohio, and Miami. (Ralph D. Russo, AP via Topeka Capital Journal)

Since it is an incredibly slow news day for slate readers I am including this article by Ben Strauss (New York Times, via Tampa Bay Times), which discusses the merits of offering a major in sporting for collegiate athletes. Of note in the article is the reference to Bill Snyder as a coach who gave players an A just for showing up to "Football Class". I am not familiar with any investigation into academics regarding Kansas State football, nor would I expect Bill Snyder just to pass along players. Snyder version 1.0 was slightly before my time as a K-State fan, so I'll defer to folks with more knowledge. The bigger question is what you all think, Should colleges offer a degree in Sports?