I really hate June. There’s usually so little going on involving the Wildcats, and the very nature of K-State tends to work against bizarre stories falling into our laps. Of course, we’ll gladly accept the boredom if it means not being in the same boat as our pals over at Our Daily Bears. Today’s catastrophe: Art Briles is suing for wrongful termination, although the latest rumors are that Baylor’s already given him a settlement offer.
The best word to describe this isn’t actually a word: ugh.
Also providing two pieces of K-State content: the Worldwide Leader, with Jake Trotter doing a quick-and-dirty analysis of the Wildcat schedule and “ESPN.com staff” identifying K-State’s biggest strength and most glaring weakness. Of course, that last bit fails to take into account one universal truth: K-State never has a bad offensive line. Ever. At least not that you remember.
Kellis Robinett reports that Bruce Weber is considering handing his last open scholarship to the formerly-polarizing figure of Austin Budke. Weber continues to recruit, but may choose to just give Budke the ride for one year and save the open scholarship for 2017.
We’ll go on record and say that while Budke shouldn’t take up that final spot if a solid freshman recruit emerges, it’s really not a problem if he does end up getting it. While his play early last year caused a lot of angst here, by season’s end Budke had certainly done the work to warrant the reward.
One Kansas farmer feeds 128 people (and you!), but they don’t seem to be getting rich doing it anymore. Dan Voorhis of the Wichita Eagle reports that net farm income per capital — which realistically equates to disposable income after all expenses — was cut almost in half last year, dropping almost to $4500 per farmer in the state. To put this in perspective, per capita net farm income in 2011 was a whopping $166,000.
Finally, a power outage on campus yesterday affected three buildings. One of them, to the horror of Twitter, was Call Hall. Don’t worry, folks. All the ice cream was safely transferred to alternate freezers, despite many people offering to take one for the team and make sure the ice cream didn’t melt in, um, other ways.