The latest edition of BracketCat's football roster countdown brings us something of a household name: #77, offensive lineman Boston Stiverson, who offered a sign of this site's growing profile with the Kansas State community:
It's about that time! https://t.co/WTAFA5LnDh— boston stiverson (@BostonStiverson) June 20, 2015
The Gronkowski family celebrated Father's Day together at the Chicagoland Speedway (NBCSports), and Gronkowski père took the opportunity to refer to his sons as "knuckleheads." Never has that name been more apppropriately applied. During the obligatory interview, Glenn Gronkowski launched into a hilarious rant about being at Kansas State. You can listen HERE. Baby Gronk starts at about the 3-minute mark.
Meanwhile, a couple of former Kansas State players are moving on from football, at least as players. Curry Sexton, whose tryout with the Minnesota Vikings was cut short by a pulled hamstring, and Jake Waters, recently waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars, are now running a series of coaching clinics through the Kansas Gridiron Greats Youth Football Camp program. Sexton is looking forward to a career in coaching, while Waters, still in playing shape, is hoping he'll end up on a roster somewhere (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle (via the Salina Journal)).
Bob Barry, Jr., Oklahoma City sportcaster and director of sports at the NBC affiliate in OKC has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 58.
A six-time Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year, Barry, affectionately called Junior, was well known for his charity works. Tributes from all over the state poured in, including from Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy.
We offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and to the Oklahoma and Oklahoma State communities.