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K-State Slate: 2.6.15 - Sporting K-State!

The spring game has a new (temporary) venue and other Friday news

Is this the face of desperation?
Is this the face of desperation?
Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The spring game has a new venue! The Kansas State athletic department confirmed yesterday that the 2015 spring game will be played at Sporting Park in Kansas City on April 25th. This may present a problem for some fans, but it would have been difficult to host the spring game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium while construction is ongoing at Vanier, and in Kansas City, a sellout is practically guaranteed.

In other news, National Signing Day continues to be a topic of conversation, especially when Bill Snyder suggests new signee Alex Delton will compete for the starting quarterback position though Joe Hubener is a clear number one at this point. (Josh Kinder, Manhattan Mercury)

Speaking of new signees, here's a nice profile of Denzel Goolsby (Bob Lutz, Wichita Eagle)

Kansas State is still reeling from the Marcus Foster debacle and the loss to Texas Tech, but the Wildcats will try to stop the bleeding against Texas (Timothy Everson, K-State Collegian), and Nino Williams may be the player to get the team there. (Emilio Rivera, Collegian)

The Longhorns are stuck in a rut of their own, but their overall outlook is more optimistic. (Everson, Collegian)

Meanwhile, the Foster suspension continues to be a news topic. Questions abound, including whether Foster's career can be salvaged (Lutz, Eagle), and whether his antics put Bruce Weber on the hot seat. (Sean Keeler, FoxSports Kansas City)

You wonder if the run is effectively over for this basketball team, especially when we are already looking back at the season's ten best moments. (Tate Steinlage, Collegian)

Kansas State, along with other schools in the Big 12, may be spending a disproportionate amount of scholarship dollars on men's sports, i.e. 9 to 17 percent more. (Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Topeka Capital-Journal). This is not, however, a clear Title IX violation, and K-State assistant athletic director Kenny Lannou notes that the discrepancy may be a function of tuition rate differences between in-state and out-of-state students.