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Slate: Too windy and wintery for baseball in the Little Apple

Plus basketball, soccer, and golf news and notes.

Baseball school. JT VanGilder

Before we get to your #sportscontent today, we do have one special announcement. Today is a special day for Our Dear Leader, as today, approximately an eon ago, Jon Morse was born. So, celebrate accordingly.


It was just too windy and cold in the Little Apple for baseball yesterday. 45mph gusts out of the north (crossing third-to-first at Tointon Family Stadium), as well as some flurries caused K-State to cancel the game against Incarnate Word schedule for Tuesday afternoon; no makeup date has been announced. Wednesday’s game, scheduled for 12pm at Tointon, is still set to be played. The game will be available streaming on ESPN3 and K-StateHD.TV, as well as over the air on KMAN 93.3 FM/1350 AM, and audio online at


The U.S. Basketball Writers Associated announced it’s All-District VI team yesterday, and the sportswriters named K-State juniors Barry Brown Jr. and Dean Wade to their team. Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham and Udoka Azubuike, Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton, and Oklahoma’s Trae Young joined Brown and Wade from the Big 12 on the 10-player team. The other notable from the USBWA team: Creighton’s Marcus Foster.

Ryan Black at the Manhattan Mercury reports that Bruce Weber is looking to improve the non-conference slate, but bemoans the “disadvantages” and trouble of getting teams to Manhattan; especially the tired excuse of having to fly into Kansas City and bus in (rant/ You can fly from anywhere in the country, or world really, directly to Manhattan, KS now, it just takes a stop in Dallas or Chicago. Tell me where you are in the world that you can’t get a connecting flight to Dallas or Chicago?? And don’t most major teams charter anyway? \rant).


K-State Soccer announced it’s full spring schedule yesterday, which includes home tilts against Air Force Academy, Oral Roberts, Colorado College, Tulsa, and Arkansas, and two games in Kansas City, MO against UMKC and Butler County (KS) CC. All five of the home matches will be free and open to the public.


K-State sophomore Jacob Eklund turned in the Wildcats’ best round of the week as he shot a 2-under par 70 on Tuesday to lead K-State during the final round of the [Auburn] Tiger Invitational at Grand National Lakes Course (Opelika, AL). Eklund, who finished tied for 48th with fellow Cat junior Jeremy Gandon, was not the high finisher for K-State; that honor went to sophomore Ben Fernandez who tied for 38th place at 5-over par 221. The Cats struggled overall to finish in 16th place, of 17 teams, with a 21-over par 885. Host Auburn shot an impressive 25-under 839, while second place Georgia State finished even at 864.


Just because it’s slightly related to us, and it’s written by the notorious wonderful Bill Connelly, a look at what challeneges faces Dana Dimel in his first season out in El Paso.