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K-State Slate: 4.23.15 - Excuses or positive spin?

Bruce Weber talked to the media, but questions remain.

This photo is both amazing and absolutely ridiculous. That is all.
This photo is both amazing and absolutely ridiculous. That is all.
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Let's just get the bad stuff out of the way first, shall we?

Bruce Weber spoke to the media yesterday, and as expected, there were a lot of questions about departures from the team (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal). Weber addressed the Marcus Foster dismissal head on, noting that he'd considered it during the season, but also believed in giving him a second chance. When asked about the transfers of Jevon Thomas and Nigel Johnson, however, Weber fell back on old excuses and tried to put a positive spin on the situation, largely by parroting John Currie's point about rates of attrition across the college basketball landscape.

For BotC's take on this entire kerfuffle, here's KSUEMAW! summarizing the presser.

Oh, and Kansas State fandom, consider yourself called out. Addressing fan disillusionment with the program, Weber had this to say:

I’m sure there’s people who go on the Internet, the opinion people that are faceless. Come to Catbacker events or come to the game and ask me a question. Don’t go faceless on the Internet. I’ve had lots and lots of positive feedback because people believe in K-State and the way it should be done.

To this, we have only one response: In the inimitable words of Curtis Kitchen, why do you hate Bruce Weber?

Sporting Park is getting ready to host only its second game of real football (Kansas City Star). Football lines were painted on the soccer pitch yesterday ahead of Kansas State's spring game this Saturday. Those of you fortunate enough to attend should fill us in on the details. But it's possible you will all be too inebriated to notice, considering Sporting Park sells alcohol during games.

Speaking of spring football, Bill Snyder sees some improvement, but is not satisfied. In other news, water is still wet. (Corbitt, Capital-Journal)

The women's golf team, coming off a solid fifth place finish at the Lady Buckeye Invitational last weekend, is ready for the Big 12 Championships. The team will travel to San Antonio over the weekend and will be paired with Oklahoma and Kansas in the opening round. The team's stroke average is nine shots better than last season, and head coach Kristi Knight is upbeat about the team's chances to perform well.

A Kansas State student has won an international digital media award. Maile Widman, a senior in mass communications, won the Telly Award, given to the best of the best in digital programming, web commercials, and the like. She won the award for a public service announcement called "Wildcat Watch PSA," promoting the school's student-run video production organization (Maggie Stanton, K-State Collegian).

Ed: You see how early the Slate is today? We like to change it up and keep you on your toes.