We're only about a month-and-a-half from real live college football! BracketCat counts us down with #45 defensive end Marquel Bryant, who is likely to start opposite Jordan Willis this season.
The things Bill Snyder says in press conferences can sometimes be lost in translation (and not everyone has access to Luke Thompson's handy-dandy translation guide). So perhaps the mothership's Kevin Trahan can be forgiven for thinking that when Snyder says "let's bring Nebraska back," he actually means it. It's much more likely that Snyder was just making a random quip in the middle of discussing conference expansion options with David Ubben of FoxSports.
Sometimes, however, Snyder means exactly what he says, including the times he explicitly mentions his desire to be succeeded by his son Sean (Brett McMurphy, ESPN). Take from that what you will, but know that when Snyder decides to retire again, the ensuing power struggle at Kansas State is going to be ugly.
Big 12 Media Days are over, and in addition to Jon Morse's excellent work recapping the events, we also have this short summary (Timothy Everson, K-State Collegian).
Akela Jones is at it again. At the PanAmerican Games in Toronto yesterday, she represented her home country of Barbados and set a personal best mark of 1.91m in the women's high jump event to finish third. Her Kansas State teammates Kim Williamson (Jamaica) and Alyx Treasure (Canada) also competed in the event, finishing sixth and seventh respectively. Jones will be in competition again this summer at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.