April 15. Is there any more miserable day on the calendar? Virtually everyone who actually has money coming back to them got their paperwork out of the way days, weeks, even months ago. Maybe even the day their W-2 arrived in their greedy little hands, right? No, today is for the people who actually have to cut a check and send it along with their return, and to those of you in that situation... well, you've our sympathies. Unless it's because you're so loaded you use singles as kleenex, in which case you should find better tax shelters or something.
Jake Wodtke ripped a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the tenth inning to lift the Wildcats (17-18) over Wichita State (13-23) last night. (Additional report from Kellis Robinett.) Next up, a three-game series this weekend with 19th-ranked Texas Tech.
ESPN's Jake Trotter is in Manhattan all week, and he's got a Q&A with Morgan Burns for your reading pleasure..
More Tyler Lockett analysis, this time from John Harris at the Houston Texans official site.
From Athlon, via FOX: Five K-State spring storylines. They're pretty obvious.
FOX's Sean Keeler writes about the challenge of replacing the departing B.J. Finney at center, and puts poor Wade Weibert in the Wally Pipp role to Finney's Lou Gehrig.
It's basketball signing day, and we'll have more in this in a bit. Bruce Weber has announced the signing of Kamau Stokes, though.We can expect Carlbe Ervin (yes, the spelling has changed yet again) to sign on Friday, as reported by both Ken Corbitt and Kellis Robinett. (Corbitt appears to have been surprised by today's signing of Stokes, as he reported he'd also be signing on Friday; Robinett posted his story after the Stokes signing.)
May mean nothing, may be important: per Nicholas Piotrowicz at the Toledo Blade, Toledo commit Tony Anderson isn't a Toledo commit anymore, and his decommitment comes immediately after he reported that K-State was interested in him.
Rodney McGruder, Jordan Henriquez, Martavious Irving, Thomas Gipson, and Braden Wilson will be participating in a barnstorming game at Smith Center on Saturday. They, and other Kansas college seniors, will be taking on a group of high school seniors from north-central Kansas.
If you hate the Shockers, you'll hate this. If you think they're fun, you'll be in heaven. Campus Insiders reports that Ron Baker and Fred Van Vleet are returning for their senior seasons.
ESPN-W's Dan Olson reports on 8 unsigned seniors who are going to make an impact. Among them: Lanie Page, who's already enrolled at K-State but hasn't officially committed to the program yet.
A big showing at the Great 8 Invitational at Vanderbilt wasn't enough to satisfy Gallatin, Tennessee senior Brett Neelly, a K-State commit. Neelly won both the discus and shot, but didn't set a personal best, and that's just not good enough. For him, anyway.
Oklahoma transfer Miranda Larkin, a goalkeeper from Rockwall, Texas, is K-State's fourth soccer signing. She'll be a redshirt junior when the Wildcats first take the pitch in 2016.
K-State has entered a partnership agreement with St. John's Military School, which is most famous for being the setting of the horrible MAD Magazine film Up the Academy. K-State will offer concurrent college credits for some courses at St. John's.
And finally, SB Nation sister site Outsports has the story of Cameron Banning, K-State alum and former athletic department employee who was openly gay during his time in Manhattan. And because Manhattan is so awesome, Banning's story isn't a story of fear and secrets. It's a happy story. Check it out.