It’s Star Wars Day, so this is your obligatory “May the 4th Be With You” reference. At least I won’t go crazy and try to list off pod-racing as a sport in today’s Slate....
The big news out of K-State yesterday was the announcement that sophomore WR Corey Sutton is leaving the Wildcat football program (Ken Corbitt, Capital-Journal). While Sutton played in 11 games last season, and looked to be a bright spot in the Spring Game the last two years, there is a logjam at WR right now with returning starters in juniors Byron Pringle and Dominique Heath, as well as fellow sophomores Isaiah Harris, Isaiah Zuber, and Carlos Strickland.
After a bit of a bumpy patch this season, senior Jordan Floyd as returned to form as the Wildcats star closer. It’s a position he enjoys, even after coming to K-State four years ago with the promise to start, and it’s a role that has set the stage for Floyd to set several K-State records for appearances and saves (Corbitt, C-J). Floyd notched his 10th save of the season, more than the entire team notched last year, and currently sits in fourth in K-State history in single-season saves.
The state of Kansas is seeing a problem with umpires, not quality but quantity. Taylor Eldridge at the Wichita Eagle reports that in addition to umpire numbers being down nationally, the heavy rains throughout Kansas this spring have created an issue where rescheduling games is more viticulture because there aren’t enough umpires to go around. One of the reasons umpire numbers are down? In addition to low pay and long hours (a double-header could easily be 4-6 hours), lack of respect from coaches, players, and fans is a big issue. While pay and hours aren’t easily modified, KSHSAA is working with school administrators on the respect — which is never easy regarding officials, as sports fan know — to help keep more umpires around.
Kevin Haskin over at the Topeka Capital-Journal, among other musings, wonders what new K-State AD Gene Taylor’s first drink in Aggieville will be — and no, it likely won’t be milk, regardless of how good it is at Call Hall.
So, your topic of discussion today, faithful BotC readers, what was your first drink in Aggieville (of legal alcohol drinking age), and what would your recommendation for ADGT be?