It's the Friday before Mother's Day, which we mention just in case you're an ungrateful cretin and haven't yet remembered to go get your sainted mother something nice. Don't lie, you know you forgot.
Not you. The other you. You're good. She'll love it, by the way.
As you are by no no doubt aware, former Wildcat safety Kaleb Prewett has decided to skip across the state line to become a Missouri Tiger. This, of course, makes this a federal crime.
ESPN's Brandon Chatmon offers a post-mortem on K-State's spring program.
It's the battle of the by-definition-mediocre! The BatCats (23-23, 5-10), back to .500 for the first time since conference play began, head to Norman for a weekender against Oklahoma (22-22-1, 7-11). All three games are televised, if you get Fox College Sports Central (don't ask me, all I know is if you get the DirecTV Sports Pack you've got it). Saturday's game (3pm CT) is also on FS Southwest, if that's an option for you. First pitch tonight is 6pm; Sunday's game begins at 1pm.
You probably heard that the Sioux Falls Skyforce won the NBA D-League championship. Kelly McHugh-Stewart touched base with Rodney McGruder, whose 30 points in game one of the championship series were extremely pivotal to that result.
Gary Parrish at CBS has some advice for athletic directors: if you're not offering an elite job, you may as well quit chasing hot coaching candidates with decent jobs. And he's got facts on his side.
At each of the four NCAA golf regionals, the top three individuals whose teams do not qualify for the national tournament also get to compete in said national tournament. This is very good news for K-State's Madison Talley. After Thursday's opening round, Talley sat at 2-under, one shot off the individual lead period and leading all six individual golfers whose teams aren't competing in the regional. That's nice, but it's not important: what is, however, is that Talley also led all golfers whose teams weren't in the top six positions on the team leaderboard. The individual lead was shared by Washington's Ying Luo and Houston's Leonie Harm, both one stroke ahead of Talley; both would qualify via their teams at present as Washington is in the lead and Houston is in fifth place.
That was yesterday, however. Today, through 5 holes, Talley is 1-over and has fallen into a tie for 8th place. That said, every golfer above her on the leaderboard is a member of a team in the top six among teams, so she's still leading the charge. Harm and Luo are still atop the leaderboard at 3-under, joined by Luo's Washington teammate Julianne Alvarez.
In Wednesday's Sports Extra, Kelly McHugh-Stewart reports on the latest Women of K-State Lunch and Learn meeting, where the guests this time out were volleyball head coach Suzie Fritz, tennis head coach Danielle Steinberg, women's basketball assistant Ebony Gilliam, and soccer assistant Jessica Smith.