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BatCats Go Yard and NFL Draft Starts

The bats were firing last night in Tointon, and the first round of the NFL Draft begins tonight

Almost 77? Doesn't look a day past 67...
Almost 77? Doesn't look a day past 67...
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As part of our pre-draft coverage of all things K-State, GAT dropped a profile of draft hopeful Glenn Gronkowski, and JT took a look at other Wildcats with a shot in the later rounds.

After weather caused K-State and Wichita State to postpone their game in Wichita until next week, the Cats returned to the friendly confines of Tointon Family Stadium for a game against Grand Canyon University. Tyler Wolfe, who had one career home run enter last night's game, carded two on the night and had two more that were mere feet from also being home runs, which also marked the first multi-homerun game for a Wildcat batter since Ross Kivett went yard twice against Wichita State in 2013. In the end, the Wildcat offense coupled with solid outings from Mitch Zubradt and Colton Kalmus out of the bullpen to earn the Cats a 10-6 win over GCU, notching their third-straight victory and sixth of their last nine. The Wildcats will hit the road again, as the BatCats head to Iowa City for a weekend series against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The NFL Draft begins tonight at 7pm in Chicago, and will be aired live on your favorite Deathstar station. As discussed, Cody Whitehair is likely to go in the first round, and so is getting more profiles heading in to tonights draft: Mel Kiper at ESPN; Nick Jacobs, Chiefs Digest from the Capital Journal; Dani Welniak at KWCH 12 in Wichita; and our friends over at Big Blue View, SB Nation's New York Giants site.

In other football news, Jake Trotter at ESPN wrote about our venerable Hall of Fame Head Football Coach and how he's still going strong even nearing the young age of 77. And in light of events this weekend, Trotter, Brandon Chatmon, and Max Olson started their Big 12 "recruiting draft" in a fantasy world where each Big 12 team gets to pick the best available talent in the region (K-State still gets Pringle, and after his showing in the spring game, I think we can be okay with that). Four former Wildcats were named members the 2016 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, which honors football players for maintaining a 3.2 GPA (or higher) throughout their college careers.

Be sure and stay tuned throughout the day and in to the evening as we prepare for Day 1 of the NFL draft, and the extension of K-State's Big 12-best 22-season draft streak.