We’re less than a month from FOOTBAW. BracketCat counts us down with #29 wide receiver Bernard Goodwater.
Fandom Friday continues with Luke Sobba and that HBO show: The Queen’s Justice Served Cold.
Daniel Green, the highest ranked 2017 recruit for Kansas State, is not currently on the team. According to Bill Snyder, Green is still attempting to become academically eligible, and has been removed from the active roster. This is a bit of a blow for the Wildcats as Green was expected to be on immediate contributor on the defense. Missing preseason camp and a chance to practice with his teammates will make returning to the roster “a major mountain to claim.” (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star).
Jon Morse hit the highlights from Bill Snyder’s remarks at Kansas State’s media day in yesterday’s Slate. The upshot of those remarks is that Snyder is happy with his team—so far. In his view, the team has responded well to his concerns and the team’s overall conditioning has also met with the coach’s approval (Joel Jellison, Manhattan Mercury, via Garden City Telegram).
Rob Cassidy of Rivals picks the over for Kansas State based on Vegas’ prediction of 7.5 wins for the Wildcats this season. He thinks it would be a shock if the Wildcats did worse than 8-4. I think “disaster” is the word that comes to mind.
Track and Field
Five former Kansas State athletes and one current Wildcat will be representing their respective countries at the 2017 IAAF Championships in London. The event runs from August 4 to 13.
Shadae Lawrence is the only current Kansas State athlete participating in the IAAF Championships. She’ll be throwing the discus for Jamaica.
Joining her in London are high jumpers Erik Kynard (USA), Alyx Treasure (Canada) and Kim Williamson (Jamaica). Rounding out the K-State contingent will be Balazs Baji (Hungary) and Jeffrey Julmis (Haiti), both competing in the 110m hurdles.
With the exception of Williamson, all these athletes also competed at the Olympics in Rio in 2016.