There’s not much to report to you this morning here in the Slate, but what there is to report is big indeed.
This morning at 10:30am, Gene Taylor will be officially welcomed into the K-State family at a press conference in the Vanier Family Football Complex. You can watch that event live on KStateHD.tv. Taylor will be joined by search committee chair and alumni association president Amy Button Renz and K-State president Richard Myers.
K-State’s dominance at SIRA continues. K-State sent four boats to Oak Ridge, and all four will come home with gold medals. That’s not the first time that’s happened; the Wildcats also turned the feat in 2014, and every year since then all four boats have at least medaled. The key now is to translate that success to the Big 12 championships, which will be held on the same body of water next month.
Roland Massimino finished tied for sixth place overall as K-State ambled to a tenth-place finish at the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City. That tournament ends K-State’s regular season; they’ll be in Hutchinson a week from today to begin the Big 12 championship.
David Merrill of the Maryville Daily Record began a five-part series on the rise of Northwest Missouri State as a football power, and a major theme in part one is the similarities to the rise of Kansas State.