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The whole fracas over court-storming was a bit silly, and now Kansas State president Kirk Schulz essentially confirms it was all much ado about nothing. He's fine with it, at any rate.
The Wildcats are getting ready to take on in-state rival Kansas this weekend in the tennis edition of the Sunflower Showdown.
Meanwhile, there was some confusion over the status of current head coach, Danielle Steinberg. Kansas State currently has a job posting for a tennis head coach, but there had been no other indication that Steinberg had left or was being replaced. Cue confusion and speculation.
Fortunately, all's well that ends well. The position was apparently posted to meet certain procedural requirements of US immigration law as Coach Steinberg, an Israeli national, proceeds to become a permanent resident. For more, here's Jon Morse's post on the issue.
BaseballKansas State took the series opener 8-2 against West Virginia at Tointon Family Stadium last night. The Wildcats used five two-out RBIs, including two from Carter Yagi and Steve Serratore, along with an excellent pitching effort from starter Colton Kalmus, who held the Mountaineers to just two hits and no runs through the first four innings. He subsequently let in a lead-off walk and a double, but strong pitching from relievers Jackson Douglas and Corey Fischer preserved the win.
The series continues tonight with first pitch at 6:30 PM. Right-hander Brandon Courville gets the nod, only his second start this season.
The soap opera tontinues. Former Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins after missing the 2014 season altogether and being written off by most in the NFL. (Eric Edholm, Yahoo!Sports)