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BatCats Continue to Mash

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The BatCats continue to win, predicting K-State’s most exciting newcomer on the grid iron, plus the ‘Cats get ready for the Big 12 Tournament.

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Men’s Basketball

The Big 12 Tournament kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. (GOTZ) with TCU battling OU for the privileged of facing Kansas in the next round. SBNation has a preview of all the action. (Blake Schuster, SBNation.com)

Tonight won’t feature any drama involving the bubble, as each of these teams likely needs to win the Big 12 tournament to make the dance. (Blair Kerkhoff, KC Star)

Barry Brown and Kamau Stokes need to rediscover their jump-shot if Kansas State hopes to make any sort of run in Kansas City. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

Finally, we wrap with what’s sure to be an unpopular opinion from ESPN personality Fran Fraschilla. A broadcasting staple during Big 12 play, Fraschilla recently said it “would be foolish, despite what some of the fans think, to make a change” regarding Bruce Weber. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Football

It’s been a long time since Kansas State had a receiver who combined both size and speed, but this season’s most exciting newcomer (according to ESPN.com’s Big 12 blog) is Carlos Strickland has that combination. (Mitch Sherman, ESPN.com)

Baseball

The BatCats lived up to their nickname last night against Northwestern State, pounding Demon pitching for 16 runs in the 16-4 victory. With the win the ‘Cats moved to 10-2 on the season, and will attempt to push their winning streak to 7 games and sweep the series against Northwestern. (Staff Reports, Shreveport Times)

The honors keep pouring in for Parker Rigler. Tuesday afternoon, Rigler was named the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). (kstatesports.com)