The Wildcats enter their final series of the regular season this afternoon in Waco hoping that it’s not their final three games of the season. While the Wildcats need some help from the Oklahoma Sooners, the Wildcats are in the drivers seat and need to win at least one game of this series to keep a dream of post-season play alive. That first chance begins at 6:30pm tonight from Baylor Ballpark, and Justin Heskett will take the mound for the Cats. The game tonight and tomorrow night will be available on Fox Sports-Plus, so be sure and check the high-number regional channels in your sports package. Saturday afternoon’s tilt will be on Fox Sports Southwest, so it may be available on a more normal channel in Kansas.
It’s not all been bad news for the BatCats this season. Six Wildcats were named to 2017 Academic All-Big 12 teams. Four Cats garnered first-team honors: seniors Jordan Floyd, Colton Kalmus, and Jake Wodtke as wells as sophomore Mitch Zubradt. On the second-team are senior Josh Ethier and sophomore Brogan Heinen. Congrats gentlemen!
So little was known of the adversity that Charmeachealle Moore faced during his time playing for the Kansas State Wildcats. But now a rookie fighting for a spot on the Los Angeles Chargers roster, his story is being told much more fully. Moore almost had to give up football due to a brain tumor, and then just after the start of the 2015 season Moore’s father passed away. It’s been a long road for Moore, but hopefully that road, while smoother, continues in the NFL.
Andy Staples over at Sports Illustrated gives his thoughts on where the preseason hype for K-State is coming from. Hint: it involves a certain second-year QB.
Western Kansas News has a report on the Catbacker Tour’s stop in Scott City (known to locals as the K-State Fry...where you can get all the bull fries you want). Of note, they have audio of the six coaches/administrators/personalities at the event (even broken out separately for ease of listening); and Chris Carr, who had been serving the women’s basketball team as the Director of Student-Athlete Development, is listed as “assistant women’s basketball coach”. There has been rumor that Carr would be promoted to replace the now-departed Jacie Hoyt.
Ned Seaton, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief at the Manhattan Mercury, took to the sports page of the Mercury to express his feelings regarding the recent departure of Laird Veatch, and opined that people leaving Manhattan for bigger locales and opportunities isn’t necessarily a bad thing, no matter how much we, the fans, think they should stay at K-State forever.