A story broke yesterday that two K-State students are suing the university, alleging the University violated its Title IX obligations by failing to investigate alleged rapes. This comes on the heel of news that a similar story is unfolding down the river at the University of Kansas, where parents of two former rowers are suing that school for violations of Title IX, after a now-former football player allegedly assaulted the two women in one of the university's dorms. This is troubling news for both of Kansas's big schools, especially as these cases are popping up all over the country. As they say, it can happen to any of us, and It's On Us to help these sorts of things end.
And now to sports. K-State's game last night with Nebraska-Omaha was cancelled due to rain in the Omaha area all day Wednesday. No make-up date has been posted at this time. The BatCats return to action on Friday evening at Tointon Family Stadium where they will take on the Baylor Bears.
Charmeachealle Moore is receiving a lot of press this spring, as K-State Sports Extra profiled him and his family, and ESPN's Jake Trotter got to sit down with him for a Q&A. Kellis Robinett (via the KC Star) breaks down several former Wildcat's chances in the upcoming NFL draft. Speaking of the NFL Draft, be sure to stick to BOTC for all you purple-tinted coverage of the event.
This covers more than football, but this is as good as any place for it. APR scores are out, and K-State football took top marks in the Big 12, and K-State Men's Golf and Women's Cross COuntry both earned perfect marks. This marks the third straight year that K-State football has led the conference in APR, and means that, according to the new tie-breaker policy, that K-State would receive the first bowl bid at 5-7 (in the event that is needed).
While it may come as no surprise at this point, it is still quite the achievement. Akela Jones was named Big 12 Female Athlete of the Week after her record-breaking performance in the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays in California last week. This is, surprisingly, only her second Big 12 honor (first in outdoor this year), while Jones has been National Athlete of the Week by the USTFCCCA three times already this year. C'mon Big 12, catch up...
The K-State College of Architecture, Planning & Design has received the largest gift in the college's history, as anonymous donors gifted $8 million to support scholarships and other college funds.