It was a busy Monday here at Bring on the Cats, as BracketCat continued the football countdown with 96: Austin McCormick. Also, yesterday, Phil Steele announced his pre-season All-American team, and Jon recapped the Big 12 picks, including a first team nod for Gronk. Lastly, for the large nerd contingent at Bring on the Cats, Wildcat00 presented Fandom Friday. (yes it came out on Monday, no I don't know why. My guess is because southern occupied Canada is three days behind the rest of the world).
We'll kick it off with the only sport where a championship is still possible. Kelly HcHugh of K-statesports.com writes about Alyx Treasure, Kim Williamson, and Akela Jones, the three high jumpers who qualified for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon later this month.
Monday was a big football news day, as Ken Corbitt previewed Kansas State's newest recruit, Jayd Kirby from Navarro Texas. Also, noted, the transfer rumors appear to be put to rest for Dalvin Warmack.
Game times were announced yesterday for the first four games, with two of the first four games on national television. Kansas State's away game at Texas-San Antonio on Sept. 12, will air on FS1 as will the Baylor game.
This isn't Kansas State related, but in case you missed it, TCU scored six runs (all unearned) in the eighth inning, and another in the ninth to force extra innings with North Carolina State, before a walk off single in the tenth propelled the Horned Frogs into the Super Regionals hosting Texas A&M. It was an instant classic and one of the best baseball games I've ever seen.
Finally, the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2015 inductees. They include former K-State players Shalee Lehning, Paul Coffman, and Kenny Harrison. The induction ceremony will take place on October 4th in Wichita, KS.