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Kansas State ends 2017 with a horrifying scream

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There was news yesterday. None of it was good.

It wasn’t a surprise, but D.J. Reed’s announcement last night still hurts.
It wasn’t a surprise, but D.J. Reed’s announcement last night still hurts.
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There are five primary items on the docket today. Three of them involve things which happened to Kansas State Wildcats yesterday; a fourth involves a nagging question from the fall, and the last has the benefit of having nothing whatsoever to do with the nightmare that was 2017.

But first, a recap of our content from New Year’s Eve, which we hope you all enjoyed safely and without feeling like a train hit you this morning:

Football

Losing Reed will hurt, but it’s hard to argue that he’s an NFL talent and money always wins. One hesitates to read too much into his statement, but we couldn’t help but notice that there wasn’t necessarily a great deal of love shown to K-State -- at least no more than he showed Fresno State Bulldogs and Cerritos JC.

Kellis Robinett at the Star/Eagle has the story, as does Ken Corbitt at the Capital-Journal.

Reed was not the only Wildcat to officially become a former Wildcat yesterday. C.J. Reese, who’d already announced his intent to transfer, made his destination official: he’s joining Dana Dimel at Texas-El Paso Miners per our pal Alex Nicolas at Miner Rush.

Matt Levins at The Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa) reports on the future plans of one Jesse Ertz, late of Manhattan. The interesting thing about this article: Ertz has applied for a sixth-year medical waiver, but is absolutely positively not coming back to Kansas State.

One can reasonably argue that he knows he’s probably not starting next year even if he does return. One could also reasonably argue that even if he had the job, he wants out.

Women’s Basketball

It’s too painful to discuss again. Here’s Oklahoma State’s official recap.

Men’s Basketball

K-State will take on West Virginia Mountaineers tonight at Bramlage, and as usual the West Virginia media is all over it.

Previews:

On an amusing sidenote, here’s this news from Evan Daniels at 247: former Kansas Jayhawks forward Carlton Bragg is leaving Arizona State Sun Devils despite not even playing a single game there.

Other

From the Nyasa (Malawi) Times: On Sunday, K-State announced that former Malawi president Joyce Banda, only the second woman to ever lead an African nation, will deliver a Landon Lecture on January 29.