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SLATE: Canada’s best U-20 athlete of 2017? Kansas State’s Nina Schultz

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Early-season FB kickoff times set, baseball rumors, and a new director of sport psychology at Vanier

We must blame them and cause a fuss before someone thinks of blaming us!
We must blame them and cause a fuss before someone thinks of blaming us!
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You’d think we’d lead with football news since there is actually football news, but this is still a Track Blog™ for another week. SO:

Congratuations are in order for star Wildcat heptathlete Nina Schultz, who yesterday was named the top under-20 athlete in Canada in 2017 by the Canadian Athletics Federation. The award recognizes Schultz’s stellar freshman season at K-State, in which she took second place in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after setting a new Canadian U-20 record in the event in Manhattan in April.

Schultz will, of course, be attempting to improve on that second-place finish next weekend in Eugene.

Football

Game times and broadcast networks are now (mostly) set for Kansas State Wildcats first three games of the 2018 campaign. The opener against South Dakota on September 1 will air on ESPN3, although kickoff time for that contest is yet to be announced. The September 8 home tilt with Mississippi State will kickoff at 11:00am CT, which is bad, but it will air on ESPN proper, which is good. Just like the last time an SEC squad visited the Bill, it’ll also be Harley Day.

Finally, the third home non-conference game against UT-San Antonio on September 15 will air on FOX Sports Regionals at 3:00pm. That game will also include the annual Fort Riley Day celebrations.

Baseball

Kendall Rogers of d1baseball.com dropped a juicy rumor last night:

Other

K-State athletics has a new director of sports psychology, and in today’s Sports Extra Corbin McGuire introduces us to Anne Weese, Ph.D. Weese, a Salinan who played two years at Seward County before walking on as a transfer at Notre Dame, intends to concern herself more with the mental health of student-athletes than with their sports performance.