Your benevolent despot is has, temporarily, been disposed, so you’re all stuck with me. And since we had some not-so-friendly subscribers complain yesterday that we weren’t covering women’s basketball, baseball, and track you’re going to get a sampling of each today. Well you’re going to get women’s basketball and baseball, since JT gave you some track news yesterday. Plus, a little morsel of football, basketball, women’s soccer, and even tennis!
Senior forward Breanna Lewis was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Region 3 team. This honor makes her eligible for WBCA All-American honors. Lewis is the first Wildcat to make the all-region team since Brittany Chambers in 2013. (Staff Reports, Capital Journal)
Big 12 play starts this weekend for the BatCats, as they travel south to Austin to take on the Longhorns of Texas. All games will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network, starting with tonight’s 6:30 first pitch. K-State hopes its strong offensive performance continues against a Texas staff that ranks fourth in the conference in ERA. (kstatesports.com)
Ryan Mueller has been cut twice during his brief NFL career, but that hasn’t deterred him from his goal of playing in the NFL. He recently took part in Kansas State’s pro day and will also attend the NFL Pro Players Combine. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)
Besides making the tournament themselves, Kansas State has at least three other coaching connections in the Big Dance. Bob Huggins, Frank Martin, and Dana Altman all coached at K-State and each of those coaches made the sweet 16 this season. But only one (Altman) had the opportunity to experience a homecoming in Kansas City. (Daniel Jones, Columbia Daily Tribune)
In other former Wildcat news, Justin Edwards is thriving as an overseas professional in Hungary. (Corbin McGuire, Kstatesports.com)
K-State Soccer will take the pitch six times this spring, including a pair of matches on April 1st in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first match pairs the Wildcats against the Golden Hurricanes of Tulsa, and the second is a Big 12 conference preview against TCU. (kstatesports.com)
Kansas State tennis faces off against Big 12 rival Iowa State, today, and is currently undefeated in Big 12 singles play. (Andrew Smith, Iowa State Daily)