We actually had some non-Slate content for you yesterday, and we’ll have more today and throughout the week, especially with the NFL Draft coming up this weekend. Speaking of the Draft, Wildcat00 dropped in our first in a set of draft profiles as she took a look at kicker Matt McCrane. We’ll have a profile of Byron Pringle a little later this morning.
A little earlier in the day, Luke Thompson and AMS caught up with DeAundra Allen from the K-State Collegian for Bring on the PodCats; mostly for football talk, but they got some other sports in there too.
The BatCats continue their long road trip today in Omaha, NE as the Cats are set to face the Omaha Mavericks for the return game of a home-and-home series. The Wildcats (15-21, 2-10 Big 12) will be looking for a sweep after shutting out the Mavericks (13-22, 8-7 Summit League) 3-0 back at the end of March in Manhattan. The game is schedule for a 6:30pm start time from Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals Triple-A affiliate), and can be heard live in the Manhattan area on KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM) with free, live audio available at k-statesports.com.
Jeremy Gandon has continued his stellar play into the 2018 Big 12 Championship, and after the third round on Tuesday sits just one stroke back of the lead heading into the final round. The final round is today, Wednesday, and K-State tees-off at 9:07 am from Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, OK. Live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.
Heading into the Big 12 Championship this, the Big 12 Conference has announced all-conference awards. K-State picked up one award as sophomore Ines Mesquita was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
There was still plenty of work to do after finishing their first full season in the Big 12, but the K-State Soccer team has continued to work over the offseason, and they are gaining confidence through the spring. They are starting to add an offensive identity to go with the defensive focus from last season, and head coach Mike Dibbini is excited with the progress of the squad.
D.J. Reed expects to have his named called on the third day of the NFL Draft, but it’s been a long road for the former star DB as Reed nearly stopped playing football entirely before he left Fresno State (Robinett, Eagle). But the California product has turned some heads, and hopes to continue doing so in the NFL.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Johnson took a look a several college players who have entered the NBA draft, but have not signed an agent and therefore could return to school. Of course, one of those names is Barry Brown Jr., and Johnson predicts that for K-State to reach a similar level to 2017-18, the WeberCats will need Brown back.