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K-State Slate: 6.3.15 - Another Name in the Hall of Fame. Ballot.

Good news for a former QB, bad news for Iowa State.

Hall of Fame buddies?
Hall of Fame buddies?
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It's 94 days until kickoff. To celebrate the 95th day (yesterday for the mathematically challenged), the one and only BracketCat profiled the one and only Travis Britz. WaggsCat did some profiling of his own, though not of individuals. Groups of the Big 12 Conference.

Michael Bishop may have the opportunity to follow in Bill Snyder's footsteps. The 2016 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame was announced yesterday and Bishop has the honor of making that list one name longer. He and the other 75 candidates will have half a year to sweat it out, with the announcement coming on January eighth of next year. Just to give you some perspective of how difficult it is to get into the Hall, of the 5.06 million former players, only 0.0002% of them are inducted. An honor nonetheless to even be considered.

For the second week in a row, Kevin Haskins talks about Michael Bishop in his always entertaining Mid-week Musings, this time not pondering his favorite K-State player, but whether voters will hold former players on the ballot to their careers in college and not professionally. Seems only fair, right?

We have some smart rowers, apparently. Eleven were named to the CRCA (College Rowing Coaches Association) scholar-athletes, the most out of any other Big 12 school. To gain such an honor, you must have a GPA of 3.5 or above, be in their second year of eligibility, participate in at least 75% of the spring races or in a regional tournament, and meet eligibility requirements (obvs).

A moment of silence for Fred Hoiberg and Iowa State, as he will be taking the Chicago Bulls head coaching position. Fred, we will all miss both your team's play, as well as personal style, but I think I speak for everyone here when I say I hope someone worse at their job replaces you. Good riddance, Mayor McDreamy.