Allegedly, there is an important post-season basketball contest involving the Kansas State Wildcats this afternoon. Who knew? You did, of course, because we've actually been reminding you. This is your Slate for the day, although it's doing double-duty as our how-to-watch post.
The Wildcats (18-12, 8-10 B12) take on George Washington (26-6, 13-3 A10) this afternoon in Columbia, SC, at 4:00pm CT in the Sioux Falls regional quarterfinal of the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament. The game will be carried on ESPN2 with Beth Mowins and Stephanie White. That feed will be the primary feed in Kansas and Washington DC and surrounding areas; however, ESPN2 is doing whiparound coverage, and they will pull away from the K-State game for moments in the other games in the same time slot. If you're outside the K-State market, you'll get the full whiparound -- unless you're in a market involving one of the other teams playing in the 4pm slot, in which case you're out of luck, at least as far as television is concerned. The entire game will be streamed on ESPN3. Live audio and stats available via Gamecenter.
Jeff Mittie spoke to national media at the standard NCAA press conference. The Star's David Cloninger writes that Mittie's glad to be playing teams that aren't in the Big 12, while Ken Corbitt at the Capital-Journal reports on the team's coming-together moment against Oklahoma.
Scout's Eric Powers spoke to K-State commit DL Wyatt Hubert (video) at The Opening Dallas. Hubert, a behemoth from Shawnee Heights, explains that K-State was his dream school.
The BatCats (11-6) finish off a long, long homestand this weekend with three against Western Carolina (6-10). Levi MaVorhis, Parker Rigler, and Jacob Ruder will take the hill for K-State.
It seems like the NCAA indoor championships were just last week. Today and Saturday, K-State will be in San Antonio for the UTSA Invitational, their first outdoor competiton of the year. Houston, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and Wichita State join the Cats and the host Roadrunners.
The University of Denver is the host for the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley in Goodyear, Ariz. K-State's men will be in the field along with 19 other teams for this Friday-Saturday event. The Cats will be paired with Northern Colorado, Idaho, and Tulsa on the course.