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K-State Slate: 3.12.15 - The season is over

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The Horned Frogs showed the Wildcats the exit last night at the Big 12 Championships. Here's the grisly post-mortem.

Yeah. That was our reaction too.
Yeah. That was our reaction too.
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Manhattan's own Jordy Nelson called in to The Dan Patrick Show yesterday, to talk up the Little Apple (and possibly plug his family's restaurant).

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Keep your eyes peeled for Bring on the Podcast as Luke Thompson will be talking to a very special guest!

Kansas State came up just short against TCU in the opening roud of the Big 12 Championships, losing 67-65, dropping to 15-17 on the year. This is the first losing season since 2003. TheBigE has your recap: Kansas State 65, TCU 67.

This has been a bewildering season and all the team's problems were crystallized into the game against TCU. (Vahe Gregorian, Kansas City Star)

Early foul trouble for seniors Nino Williams and Thomas Gipson exacerbated the Wildcats' problems (Kellis Robinett, KC Star), while Wesley Iwundu suggested there were too many distractions and Marcus Foster took the blame for the season, noting that the team did not put in enough gym time. (videos via YouTube, courtesy of the KC Star)

The K-State Collegian says it best, calling this a season of disappointment and failed expectations (Emilio Rivera).

I don't know if there's anything left to say about the season, except this: it feels like the sky might actually be falling this time.

Kansas State ran off a winning streak of four games (Timothy Everson; K-State Collegian (with video), but that winning feeling was short-lived as the BatCats lost 6-3 to Creighton in the series finale, behind some serious pitching struggles. Kansas State led 2-1 heading into the sixth inning, but Creighton made four runs off Wildcats' pitchers Jackson Douglas and Levi MaVorhis with two outs and the BatCats could not close out the inning.

Up next, the BatCats host Missouri State for a three-game series this weekend. First pitch is set for 6:30 PM on Friday at Tointon Family Stadium.

Bill Snyder announced the list of player representatives for the 2015 season. Fifteen players where chosen by their teammates to represent Wildcat football: Dante Barnett, Travis Britz, Morgan Burns, Jack Cantele, Dalton Converse, Kody Cook, Will Davis, Glenn Gronkowski, Luke Hayes, Joe Hubener, Matthew McCrane, Boston Stiverson, Stanton Weber, Cody Whitehair and Jordan Willis.

This is Britz' third such honor, while a number of others are serving as representatives for the first time.

Kansas State begins spring practice on April 1, with the annual Purple/White Spring Game scheduled for April 25 at Sporting Park in Kansas City.