Just when you think things can’t get any worse in Manhattan, you’re actually right: there was actually good news related the Wildcat athletic facilities last night. Joe Henricksen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports on three-star Chicagoland guard DaJuan Gordon, who announced his decision to head to Bramlage via Twitter video. The 6’4” Gordon comes from Marie Curie Metropolitan, a magnet high school within spitting distance of Chicago’s Midway Airport, and is the third- or fourth-ranked player in the state of Illinois and a top-20 shooting guard nationally.
As if that wasn’t enough, just after midnight another 6’4” three-star shooter gave K-State his commitment. Damerius Wash, out of Wichita’s Sunrise Academy, also announced his intentions via Twitter:
Hey, there was even good football news last night... sort of. As reported by our own AMS, Matthew McCrane ruined Baker Mayfield’s night by kicking an overtime field goal to lift the formerly winless Oakland Raiders to a 45-42 win over the Cleveland Browns.
We know, we usually don’t link to Bleacher Report, but Joe Tansey has a 2019 mock draft out which has one Dalton Risner going seventh overall to the Houston Texans and we can’t pass that up. Tansey thinks Risner could even crawl up into the top five in a year where bad teams are desperate for quality offensive linemen.
Speaking of Risner and his teammates on the offensive line, Arne Green reports via the Capital-Journal that they came out of the locker room Saturday on fire.
Senior forward Kali Jones — and her battle with Alopecia Areata — is the subject of today’s Sports Extra with Corbin McGuire.
Julie Freijat at the Collegian reports that K-State is discontinuing the Putnam Scholarship, which provided eligible students up to $36,000 in financial aid. It’s being replaced directly by a program which only offers up to $20,000, but can be supplemented by another which offers up to $30,000 — so for the best students, this is actually a win.