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College basketball is rocked by a FBI probe, plus K-State football notes.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Kansas State vs Cincinnati Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Before we start into what happened in the world of K-State sports yesterday, we want to take a moment to highlight a friend of the site. Brian Towle, managing editor of Corn Nation, passed away. While Kansas State and Nebraska are rivals on the field (and off sometimes too), at the end of the day we are all human, and sports brings humans together. We’d like to extend our thoughts to Brian’s wife and children, as well as his family at Corn Nation. We’ll pour one out for you, Brian.

Previously

Yesterday, Luke sat down with BracketCat and friend of Bring on the Cats, Matt Wilson from Our Daily Bear to preview the Baylor game on this weeks Bring on the PodCats.

Football

Baylor struggled mightily against the run this past week while playing OU, and the Wildcats hope to establish their rushing attack against the Baylor Bears. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

Classy as always, Bill Snyder sent out a letter to the fans yesterday for supporting the team in Nashville, and also apologizing for the loss. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Baylor fans probably know somethings about the Wildcats, but in case they’ve forgotten the Dallas Morning News gives them 5 things to know about Kansas State. (Matthew Berger, Dallas Morning News)

Basketball

The FBI corruption probe continues to rock the college basketball world after the arrests of four different assistant coaches, and James Gatto (director of global sports for Adidas) happened yesterday. Today, reports are out that Louisville has fired it’s athletics director and will fire head basketball coach Rick Pitino for their role in this scandal. For a quick overview of the scandal check out the mothership’s article on the 18 key figures. (Jason Kirk & Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation)