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Bill Snyder apologizes

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BracketCat’s countdown to real live Kansas State football continues with true freshman defensive tackle #92 Eli Huggins and junior defensive tackle #91 Mitch Copeland.

In news that is no longer really news, Corey Sutton has been released from his scholarship (Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star). That was less of a surprise than Bill Snyder apologizing over the incident:

I would like to apologize to Corey and his family for my remarks last night which included sensitive and private information. I spoke out of line and for that I express a sincere regret for my comments.

It was never very clear whether Snyder’s initial comments about failed drug tests were a reference to Sutton or to another player, and Snyder did not bother to clarify. Suffice it to say that the matter is closed as far as he’s concerned.

Snyder caught plenty of criticism from the college sports media, the bulk of which is neatly reiterated and summarized here by the KC Star’s editorial board. But at least one of his former players spoke in defense of the coach and his program. Jordan Willis released a statement noting that he “considered playing for coach Snyder a privilege,” and that “the K-State program is not for everyone.” (Terez Paylor, KC Star).

Speaking of people leaping to Snyder’s defense, this happened:

And with that, we move on.

Football games at The Bill (and in Lawrence) will include an additional layer of security, as fans will pass through metal detectors at each public entrance to the stadium. As of July 1, when the 4-year exception to Kansas’ concealed carry law expires, anyone over the age of 21 will be allowed to carry on university campuses in the state. But universities may prohibit carry in specific instances including at sporting events. This requires additional security features like metal detectors and hand wands (Ken Corbitt and Matt Galloway, Topeka Capital-Journal).

Women’s Basketball

Kansas State will be celebrating its 50th season this year, and season ticket packages go on sale next week. Be there!

Happy Sunday, all!