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Thin pickin’s this morning, so it’s open thread day.

He’s not just the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year. He might be the best power forward in the land.
He’s not just the preseason Big 12 Player of the Year. He might be the best power forward in the land.
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The last 19 hours since KSUEMAW! finally got around to the Thursday slate have been bereft of content — not only here, but everywhere. There is exactly one article we have to share which doesn’t come directly from the desk of the K-State sports information office.

Football

Zach Hanson is K-State’s tight ends coach. His wife? His wife is a dirty no-good traitor or something, because Annie Hanson is the executive director of recruiting... for the Oklahoma Sooners. Kellis Robinett digs into this painfully awkward family situation as the Wildcats continue their two-week preparation for the Land Thieves.

Basketball

Tuesday Barry Brown Jr. was named to the Jerry West Award watch list, which goes to the nation’s best shooting guard. Wednesday, Dean Wade was named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, and he and Brown were both named to the Big 12’s preseason all-conference first team.

You may note that Brown might have had the edge on this week’s announcements, although the Player of the Year nod might outweigh the watch list recognition. But it’s all moot now, as yesterday Wade was named to the Karl Malone Award watch list, which goes to the nation’s best power forward.

Wade is also the subject of today’s Sports Extra, as Corbin McGuire examines his recovery from injury and his mental state.

Over on the distaff side of Bramlage, K-State has announced its women’s basketball ticket promotions for the coming season.

Baseball

Weather willing, K-State will be hosting another exhibition at Tointon this afternoon. At 2:00pm, Hutchinson Community College will visit for a game which will last 12 innings no matter what. Admission is free.

Rowing

The crews will head to Lawrence this weekend for their lone regatta before the real season starts in the spring. Teams — some varsity and some club — from Central Oklahoma, Colorado, Creighton, Iowa, UMKC, Oklahoma, Tulsa, and Wichita State will join the Cats and the hosts at this year’s Jayhawk Jamboree at Burcham Park on the Kaw. Action begins at 11:00am Sunday.