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SLATE: Emptying the Notebook on K-State’s Spring Game

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Plus, the golf team looks to climb out of last place at the Big 12 Championship

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Alex Delton is a great runner. If he can add passing efficiency: look out, Big 12.
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Football

The annual Spring game continues to generate discussion, as Tim Bisel says Alex Delton’s performance in the scrimmage shows he’s more than just a quarterback who can run. He also unloads his observations of the quarterback battle, a slight adjustment in the running game’s focus, and various other tidbits on the program.

D. Scott Fritchen highlighted redshirt freshman Chabastin Taylor’s performance, saying that the lanky receiver stole the show on Saturday.

Over the next few days, BOTC staff will highlight the former K-State football players with the best chances to hear their names called in the NFL draft this weekend. Check in regularly for these posts.

Men’s Golf

Jeremy Gandon carded rounds of 71 and 69 Monday to sit even par at the Big 12 Championship, good enough to be part of a three-way tie for second place, behind Oklahoma State’s Viktor Hovland, who is one-under par for the week. Roland Massimino is second-low Wildcat at +6, in 23rd place.

The remaining three members of the squad are weighing down team results. Ben Fernandez and JC Campbell are both +14, and Jacob Eklund is +22. All three shot first rounds in the 80s before improving in the afternoon. Add it all up, and K-State enters today’s final round in 10th (yes, that’s last) place, at +34. The ‘Cats are three strokes behind West Virginia, six back of TCU and nine shy of KU. If you have any temptation to attribute the result to rotten conditions in a cold weather state, forget it. Your tournament leader, at a collective +9: Iowa State. Hey, our Wide Right and Natty Lite friends need something to enjoy, right? (Do golf officials have penalty flags they can pick up? Asking for a friend.)

Social Involvement

When Tara Claussen, area coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters reached out to Coach Bill Snyder to ask if one or two players could be available to attend an event the day after the Spring Football game, the team responded in a big way. Thirty-five members of the team turned out, along with other K-State athletes, to make the day at Snyder Family Stadium special for the kids. Denzel Goolsby and Skylar Thompson have already been serving as “bigs” for local youth and say they have enjoyed personal growth through working with their little brothers.

Philanthropy

The KSU Foundation announced Monday that three couples have joined forces to make a major donation to the College of Engineering. Jim and Laura Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Ike and Letty Evans, Bluffton, South Carolina; and Tim and Sharon Taylor, The Woodlands, Texas donated a total of $22 million for various projects to benefit engineering programs.