Happy April Fools Day, everyone. We're not playing any jokes on you in today's Slate, but your fearless leader was very seriously considering posting a story claiming that Bruce Weber was being replaced as K-State men's basketball coach by Sean Snyder.
Someone's getting a new job, though. Multiple reports, starting with Ryan Aber at the Oklahoman, say that the new head coach at Texas-San Antonio will be none other than Steve Henson. It's a Wildcat reunion in San Antonio, as the person responsible for hiring Henson is former K-State women's basketball coach Lynn Hickey.
Meanwhile, at the Capital-Journal Kevin Haskin profiles Henson's current and soon-to-be-former boss, Lon Kruger.
And don't forget, later today the voting begins for The Basketball Tournament, where we're hoping to ensure that the team composed of former Frank Martin disciples gets into the field. Stay tuned for details.
The BatCats (12-14, 0-3) take to the road today, starting a three-game set in Lubbock against Texas Tech (17-8, 5-1). This feels like it won't go well.
The track team takes on a new challenge this weekend with their first-ever appearance at the UCLA Legends Invitational. The Cats will be competing against Cal-Davis, Cal-Irvine, Cal-Santa Barbara, Cal Poly-SLO, Cal State-Fullerton, Cornell, Gonzaga, Loyola Marymount, Minnesota, Nevada, Pepperdine, and of course the host Bruins.
A pair of Big 12 road tests await the Wildcats (8-7, 0-2) this weekend. Like the baseball team, K-State Tennis will be in Lubbock today to face Texas Tech (15-2, 0-1); they'll travel to Fort Worth afterward for a Sunday match against TCU (7-2, 1-0).
K-State's women golfers are also in Texas this weekend, but they aren't in Lubbock. They're in Dallas for the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational. They will be facing Texas Tech and TCU, along with SMU, Baylor, Central Arkansas, Florida International, Iowa State, Kansas, UNLV, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oklahoma, UTSA, Tulane, and Washington.
Someone sedate ECAW; Haley George from Hays High has committed to K-State Rowing.
Jerit Roser at NOLA.com reports on the recruitment of DE/TE Andre Landry, a junior at Acadiana High in Lafayette. K-State was the first school in on Landry, although Texas Tech and a trio of schools in his home state -- ULL, ULM, and Tulane -- have started to nose around.
The Capital-Journal reports that Daniel Thomas has once again signed with the Dolphins.