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Baseball wins a game, tennis falls, rowing does pretty well, and golf perseveres

It’s April, and we’re all about football today? Well, not really.
It’s April, and we’re all about football today? Well, not really.
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Football

Tim Bisel of the Capital-Journal profiles a familiar surname as we get to know the latest surprise in the receiving corps, Landry Weber. Yes, he’s Stanton’s brother, so yes, he’s Stan’s son. If everyone’s comparisons of the younger Weber to Curry Sexton end up being prescient, he’s going to be a site favorite.

At the Collegian, Jarrett Whitson analyzes what he saw on Saturday. It’s not much different than what you think you saw.

The AP’s recap of the Spring Game, which mostly focuses on Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson because quarterbacks, duh.

Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register thinks 2018 is going to be a big year on the ground for the Big 12, but we’re pretty sure we’ve heard that prediction before.

At DieHards, Matt Jennings compares each Big 12 team to a member of the (cinematic) Avengers. Exercising an absolute lack of creativity, Jennings assigns K-State to the Sorcerer Supreme because wizardry.

Baseball

K-State won a Big 12 game! The BatCats (17-23, 3-12) got a 4-5 day from freshman Jordan Maxson and three RBI from Hanz Harker to upend West Virginia (19-18, 4-8) 7-3 in order to prevent a weekend series sweep in Morgantown.

Tennis

The slide continues for the 38th-ranked Wildcats, as they ended the regular season with a not-unexpected 4-1 loss at home to 11th-ranked Oklahoma State (18-3, 7-2). K-State finishes the year 14-9, 4-5 in the Big 12; they ended up in a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference standings, and on April 27 they’ll be at the Big 12 women’s tennis championship in Austin. K-State landed the middle spot in the tiebreakers, so they’ll be the sixth seed; that means a day one bye and a match with third-seeded Texas Tech on Friday.

Rowing

At the SIRA Regatta in Oak Ridge, Tenn., K-State earned their way into all five event finals. That resulted in victory for the 2v8 and 2v4 crews, second place finishes for 1v4 and 3v8, and a bronze for 1v8. Unfortunately, Wisconsin proved to be the better crew nearly across the board, giving us all another reason to despise the Badgers.

Golf

The K-State women finished in eighth place at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at the Dallas Athletic Club. On the bright side, they finished 13 strokes ahead of Kansas; they were 47 back of Big 12 champions Texas.

Connie Jaffrey was consistent on the weekend, basically clinging to 2-over each round to finish 7-over at 223. That was good for a tie for 11th, 10 shots back of Iowa State’s Celia Barquin Arozamena. It’s Jaffrey’s best finish in the event, though, and she’ll now wait to see if she gets an individual wild card into the NCAA championships. We’ll find out Wednesday afternoon, live on the Golf Channel.

The men, meanwhile, are underway at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa for the first round of the men’s championship. In today’s Sports Extra, Corbin McGuire notes that with recent positive results, expectations are high for the Wildcats.