The MittieCats are in action tonight at Bramlage Coliseum for their final exhibition match of the season, taking on the Pitt State Gorillas. The Wildcats did not look sterling in their exhibition opener, needing to erase a nine-point third quarter deficit and pick up a last-second block from Peyton Williams to pick up a 48-46 win over Fort Hays State on Thursday. The game, scheduled for a 7pm CST tip, will be available on FOX College Sports - Central & K-StateHD.TV, and audio as well on parts of the the K-State Sports Network and online at kstatesports.com/watch.
Today’s Sports Extra features the four Wildcat freshmen, who are close, but also very different.
Wildcat alum Robert Streb was in action this weekend at the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where he drained a 29-foot putt for birdie on the 18th hole of the final round to secure a 4th-place finish, carding a 4-round score of 267 (-17). It’s the best finish for Streb on the PGA Tour since a second-place finish at The Greenbriar Classic back in July of 2017, and earns him a cool payday of $289,333.
It’s officially KU game week. And while it’s always KU hate week, things just get turned up to 11 for the next 6 days.
And so we’ll start with the unsurprising news that David Beatty has been fired as the head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks, but what is somewhat surprising is that Beatty will finish out the season as the lame duck (pun not intended, but amusing nonetheless) head coach of the Jayhawks (Jesse Newell, Eagle). There are plenty of candidates, but one name seems to keep sticking out: Les Miles (Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports). SBNation’s Burnt Orange Nation has maybe a surprising landing spot for Beatty — as an assistant for the Texas Longhorns.
Back in the land of the Purple, Kellis Robinett posted his weekly grad report for the Wildcats, and, not surprisingly, special teams received a big fat “F” for their performance in Ft. Worth.