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A No-No Earns Rigler Big 12 Honors

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Parker Rigler was named Big 12 pitcher of the week following his no-hitter Sunday. Plus previews of the Big 12 tournament.

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Previously

Yesterday, Luke Thompson and Eric Rubottom joined forces for a surprisingly upbeat Bring on the PodCats.

Men’s Basketball

Kansas State enters the Big 12 tournament on a two game winning streak, but some projected brackets still have the ‘Cats on the outside watching the other teams dance. (Shelby Mast and Scott Gleeson, USA Today)

Most pundits agree that a win over the 3rd seeded Baylor Bears would be enough to get the Wildcats into the Dance. (Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports)

While a win against Baylor would likely see the Wildcats in the Dance, Bruce Weber wants his team focusing on winning each game in front of them, and not thinking too far ahead. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Finally, our friends over at Our Daily Bears previews Thursdays quarterfinal match-up at the Spring Center in Kansas City, MO. (Kendall_Kaut, ODB)

Baseball

Throwing the first no hitter for Kansas State since 1991 apparently also earns you the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week Award. (KStatesports.com)

In winning the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, Parker Rigler also threw the second complete game of his career, and lowered his ERA this season to an eye-popping 1.96. (Staff reports, The Capital Journal)

The Wildcats will host Northwestern State for a two game series tonight and tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. both days. Everyone needs to come out and support the red-hot BatCats! (Avery Osen, The Collegian)

Athletic Department

Most interim AD’s are tasked with simply keeping the ship on the right course until a new, full-time AD is hired. That may not be the case though, with Kansas State’s interim AD, Laird Veatch. (Dave Skretta, AP via Foxsports.com)