Luke Thompson talks to Inside Texas writer Luke Preston about the upcoming big game between the Longhorns and the Wildcats and Rick Barnes' future in Austin in the latest episode of Bring on the Podcast.
Kansas State will get a chance to go 3-0 against That Other School this year, as the Wildcats are slated to take on the Jayhawks in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament, which tips off this Friday in Dallas.
This will be the 112th meeting of the teams in one of women's basketball longest-running rivalries. Kansas State leads the series and is 24-6 over the last 30 meetings.
Senior guard Ashia Woods is not taking anything for granted though. She remembers how the Wildcats lost to Kansas in overtime last year at the Big 12 Tournament. (Andrew Hammond, K-State Collegian)
I only picked up this bit of news because my Buckeye spouse obsessively listens to Michigan radio. (Yeah, I don't get it either). Anyway, apparently the Wolverines are making an offer to Xavier Kelly, a defensive end currently committed to Kansas State for 2016. Just think, Michigan wants the same players as Kansas State. WE HAVE ARRIVED.
The men's golf team finished 13th after the final round of play at the 30th Annual Louisiana Classics. It was a disappointing performance, but redshirt sophomore Matt Green finished 10th and secured his third top ten finish of the year.
The tennis team is off to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes this weekend. This is their first contest against a Big Ten team this season. Although Iowa leads the all-time series, Kansas State won the last meeting 6-1 in 2011. Starring for the Wildcats will be Iva Bago, who has won a career-high 14 matches this season already and Palma Juhasz who is one win away from a new career record.
The track team and head coach Cliff Rovelto received several honors in view of the Wildcats' stellar Big 12 indoor season. Rovelto was named women's coach of the year, while Akela Jones earned Women's Performance of the Year and freshmen A'Keyla Mitchell and Nate Gipson were named Outstanding Freshman. This was the first such honor for Rovelto, and Gipson is the first male athlete at Kansas State to be named Outstanding Freshman. Jones' Performance of the Year award was the first since Austra Skujyte in 2002 and Mitchell's Outstanding Freshman award was the first for the team since Amy Mortimer in 2000.