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K-State Slate: 2.2.15 - Groundhog Day

It is 14 degrees. so if that miserable rodent sees his shadow this morning, it's war against Penn State.

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Did you know that (non-SBNation affiliated) bloggers from a certain school down the river are now claiming that their rival is Iowa State and that K-State doesn't matter? I guess it's a good thing K-State's rival is Baylor, huh?

Because we went minimalistic yesterday, you didn't get your usual litany of post-game reactions to the loss in Lawrence. That's okay, because TheBigE's recap is all you need. BracketCat checks in with another edition of RPI Watch, and KSUEMAW checks in on the latest Wildcat commit.

Ken Corbitt at the Capital-Journal says the Cats are what they appear to be: a 5-4 team.

It's power ranking time over at FOX, and David Ubben still thinks the Wildcats are a tournament team.

While the men were busy in Lawrence, the women posted their second straight Big 12 win by knocking off Texas Tech 41-38 in Lubbock. That's an important milestone, as it's the first time the ladies (13-7, 3-6) have won consecutive league games in over a year. Wednesday, while the men are in Lubbock, the women will host Texas.

After the multis went off in Lawrence, sweeping the Jayhawk Classic, the rest of the team continued their road trip in Albuquerque. Nate Gipson and Alyx Treasure swept the high jump events, with Kim Williamson taking third in the women's competition. Erica Twiss (W60H), Christopher Campbell (M400m), Logan Smith (M800M), Dani Winters (W Shot), and the women's 4x400 relay team of Twiss, Sonia Gaskin, Tia Gamble, and A'Keyla Mitchell all notched second-place finishes, while Terrell Smith (M200M), Tommy Brady (M Pole), and Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (M LJ) earned third-place honors.

As a result, the men finished in fifth place overall, just three points back of third-place California; the women -- ranked 12th nationally -- took fourth, a mere point back of third-place Alabama. UCLA won the meet on both sides. The teams will be in Lincoln this weekend for the annual Sevigne Husker Invitational.

It was a horrible weekend. On Saturday, the women were swept at Colorado; on Sunday they suffered a 4-3 defeat at Air Force. The weekend drops the team to 2-3 after a promising 2-0 start.

Just so there's no question, Glenn Gronkowski was in fact at the Super Bowl last night. There aren't any quotes from Baby Gronk in this feature from Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, but the Family Gronkowski were all totally perplexed over Pete Carroll's decision not to just RUN THE DANG BALL, PAWWWWWL.

Suzanne Perez-Tobias of the Wichita Eagle reports there's a new bill before the Kansas Senate aimed at allowing home-schooled students to play for the public school they'd normally attend. The wording of the bill seems to also indicate that students at private schools would be afforded the same opportunity.

Finally, Ben Strauss of the New York Times discusses the idea of letting college athletes major in, well, you know, being athletes.