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K-State LATE: 5.22.15 - BatCats fall, track sweeps Freshman of the Year awards

Yes, we know. Your morning has been lonely and bereft.

Say hello to K-State's #1 draft prospect for 2016.
Say hello to K-State's #1 draft prospect for 2016.
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Michael Bishop, Darren Sproles, Jordy Nelson, and Clarence Scott are the first new Ring of Honor members since Bill Snyder returned to the sideline, and Jeff Mittie's promoted Jacie Hoyt-Capra to assistant coach.

Kellis Robinett reports that new JUCO QB Jonathan Banks is ready to compete. Like, right now..

The Sporting News ranked all the coaches, and Bill Snyder's at number eight (behind Art Briles and Gary Patterson, though). Warning: slideshow, but we'll make an exception this one time.

Lighter fare: Rustin Dodd at the Star reports that Brian Fremau has Kansas projected as the second-worst team in FBS. Not the Big 12. Not the Power 5. All of FBS. He also notes that the Orlando Sentinel ranked Kansas 126th out of 128 teams.

CBS, aka, previews K-State's 2016 draft class. Dane Brugler is high on Cody Whitehair, and has extended comments on Danzel McDaniel and Dante Barnett as well.

The BatCats got shelled last night in Tulsa, absorbing a 10-1 loss to Oklahoma State. The Cats will face Oklahoma again tonight at 7pm; the loser is eliminated.

Christoff Bryan and A'Keyla Mitchell were named, respectively, as Big 12 Men's and Big 12 Women's Freshmen of the Year in outdoor track. They, and their teammates, take to the cinders again next weekend in Austin for the NCAA Regionals.

This year's Catbacker Tour is the last rodeo for assistant athletic director Lon Floyd. At the end of the month, Floyd is retiring after a 20-year career in Manhattan.

Yesterday's Letter from John Currie.