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Kansas State splits doubleheader with Iowa; more draft fallout

Are the Bears all-in on Whitehair?

No, we're not getting a new one of these this year. Settle down.
No, we're not getting a new one of these this year. Settle down.

The draft is done. The free agents have all been divvied up. Spring sports are winding down. The Royals are in a swoon. Your benevolent despot now has a son-in-law. It's May. Can it be September now?

Charlie Dickey joined WGN's Adam Hoge and Mark Carman to discuss their newest offensive lineman, second-round pick Cody Whitehair. And Whitehair has suddenly become extremely important to the Bears, as they've released veteran guard Matt Slauson (as well as safety Antrel Rolle) in the wake of their new draft acquisitions.

Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News runs down the Bills free-agent signings, which of course include Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker and former Wildcat fullback Glenn Gronkowski.

The BatCats dropped the opener of their doubleheader with Iowa 2-1, but rebounded in the late game for a 4-2 victory which secured K-State's third straight series win. The Wildcats now stand at 21-23, with a pair of games against Wichita State mid-week (at Tointon Tuesday and in Wichita Wednesday) before resuming Big 12 play over the weekend at Oklahoma.

Jeremy Gandon shot a 3-under 285, the best result against par for a Wildcat men's golfer in the Big 12 era, to finish three shots off the lead and take fourth place in the Big 12 championship at Whispering Pines in Trinity, Texas. As a team, the Wildcats finished in sixth place, 47 strokes behind champions Texas.

Good news for Kansas school districts, but bad news for K-State: the Kansas Legislature has passed a budget bill which among other things prohibits any funding cuts for K-12 education but forces the state's two Division I universities to absorb larger funding cuts than the state's other public universities in the event higher education funding must be reduced.