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Grading the athletic year

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Also, baseball and track make their final stand before the post-season

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So it’s that time of year.

The school year is nearly over, and with it, much of Kansas State’s sporting year as well. This seems like a good time to take stock of the 2016-17 season. The highs and lows, the surprises and the disappointments (Scott Popp, K-State Collegian).

What grade would you give Kansas State for the season? Which sport deserves to be top of the class?

Poll

What grade should Kansas State sports get this year?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    A
    (13 votes)
  • 55%
    B
    (196 votes)
  • 37%
    C
    (132 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    F
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Incomplete
    (3 votes)
356 votes total Vote Now

There are only a few other news items to share with you today.

Track: This weekend, Kansas State’s track and field team hosts the Ward Haylett Invitational, the final tune-up meet before the Big 12 Championships. The event will be headlined by two All-Americans, Shadae Lawrence (discus) and Brett Neely (shot put). The Wildcat distance runners, sprinters and jumpers will also be in action.

Baseball: The BatCats began their final regular season series of the year last night at Tointon taking on the Oklahoma Sooners. Unfortunately, things did not go all that well for the home team. Kansas State lost 11-5 thanks to four home runs from the Sooners, including two from Steele Walker.

Today, as the series continues, Kansas State will honor its seniors in a pregame ceremony before first pitch at 2 PM.

Women’s basketball: Assistant coach Jacie Hoyt is leaving to take the head coaching position at UMKC, as reported on Twitter yesterday by multiple media outlets. UMKC has not yet made an official announcement. Hoyt has been an assistant with the Wildcats for the last three years. She was an all-state star in both volleyball and basketball in Hoxie, Kansas. Her college career at Wichita State was marred by injuries, but she did rank fourth in assists in the Missouri Valley Conference after her two seasons on the court.

Football: Former Wildcat Elijah Lee has arrived at rookie minicamp for the Minnesota Vikings. He seems excited at the opportunity to don purple once again, and at the chance to connect with two former Wildcats on the Vikings roster: Terence Newman and Emmanuel Lamur.

Happy Saturday! Enjoy spring!