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K-State Slate: Random Sunday ramblings

A former Wildcat is still in the running at The Open

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48 days and counting. Here's the latest from BracketCat's football roster countdown: #49 freshman linebacker Elijah Sullivan, part of the rich recruiting vein Andre Coleman has tapped in Georgia.

Heading in to Big 12 Media Days tomorrow, here are the preseason's biggest storylines, in easy-to-read and highly predictable bullet list form (Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital-Journal).

The Topeka daily also provides a handy schedule capsule for the entire Big 12.

After briefly being in second place, former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb is in a logjam at 13th place at the 114th Open Championships at St. Andrews in Scotland. As of this writing, he is at -8 through the first six holes, just two shot off the shared lead held by Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth. This is the second straight major where Streb has earned a late start. Here's wishing him much luck for the rest of the round.

The NCAA has shelved an internal recommendation to discontinue Division I equestrian events, and will continue to support the sport (Timothy Everson, K-State Collegian). However, the Kansas State athletic department, which announced it was dropping equestrian events as a scholarship sport after the 2015-16 season, has no intention of reversing its decision, especially in view of "the ongoing uncertainty of the sport's future." The original recommendation to the NCAA noted that the sport was given a decade to grow to 40 teams but appears to have stagnated at 18 teams in Division I.

Parents of equestrian student-athletes are now questioning that decision, saying it was presented as an absolute and final decision before the NCAA had ruled and that the athletes were misled by the school (Celia Llopis-Jensen, Capital-Journal). These parents were not appeased by Kansas State's promise to provide scholarship support to equestrians through the end of their academic tenure at the school. This is going to get ugly.