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K-State Slate: 6.4.15 - Moving on to the NFL

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93 days to kickoff and counting! To celebrate the 94-day milestone, here's BracketCat with a profile of #94, defensive tackle C.J. Reese.

Also, ICYMI, WaggsCat made some early prognostications about the Big 12 football season.

It's not just the football players who have dreams of performing on Sundays. In this SE feature from Kelly McHugh, we learn of three Classy Cats who are moving on to the NFL. Claire will be cheering for the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Ashley and Kelsey will be on the sidelines to cheer on the Kansas City Chiefs.

Zach Nemechek, a four-year letterman as fullback and tight end, is one of two Kansas State athletes to be awarded the Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship, which honors students who graduate with a GPA of at least 3.2 and who intend to go on to graduate or professional programs. Nemechek, a life sciences major, is a four-time Academic All-Big 12 selection as well as being named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll every semester he attended Kansas State.

The other Kansas State student-athlete receiving a Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship is Meggie Murray, a four-year letter winner on the Wildcats' top boat, 1v8. She is a four-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree and a three-time CRCA National Scholar-Athlete. She has been on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll throughout her time at Kansas State.

By now, you all know that Michael Bishop has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for 2016. I was happy to discover that former Iowa State running back Troy Davis is also on the ballot. Davis was the first player in NCAA history to rush for 2000 yards in back-to-back seasons. It's worth noting that Davis accomplished this feat at a time when the Big 8/12 was known for its rush defense.

Speaking of Iowa State, the search to replace Fred Hoiberg is well under way, but some of the names being thrown out are head-scratchers.