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SLATE: K-State Moving on After Texas Loss

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Dalton Schoen was an undeniable bright spot Saturday.
Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most overused cliches in sports is “move forward.” That and “at the end of the day.” Coaches, commentators and athletes sprinkle these phrases around as if seeding a garden of the falsely profound. After Saturday’s disappointment, I surrender and join their ranks. At the end of the day, what can we do but move forward?

Football

Coach Snyder says, despite things going poorly, the team never gave up against Texas. (Ryan Black, the Mercury). He also says Jesse Ertz will remain the starter, if he’s healthy. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle) Could someone please define “healthy?” We may never get “100%” Jesse again.

Because sometimes moving forward requires looking back, Kellis Robinett reviewed last weekend’s happenings in his Monday Rewind. Among his questions (and ours): What was up with that last drive before overtime?

The athletic department previewed K-State’s Saturday morning test against TCU. What the preview did not say—but we all know—is that the game will be a slobber-knocker. (kstatesports.com)

The alumni gave us some good football news, as Jordy Nelson kept on producing for the Packers, and Jordan Willis recorded his first career sack for Cincy. More to come, from both of them.

Cross-Country

Cross-country doesn’t get a heavy dose of attention, but Sports Extra chronicled the progress of Emma Wren, who fainted in the last mile of 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional, and has since had to train her mind and reorganize priorities in pursuit of success. (kstatesports.com)

Golf

Junior golfer Roland Massimino is tied for ninth after two rounds of the Bill Ross Intercollegiate. Three members of the squad are competing, solely as individuals. (kstatesports.com)

That’s it, sports fans. Keep moving forward so you can make it to the end of the day.