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SLATE: Kansas State in on a big JUCO tight end

PFF’s best players on each side of the ball, and a former BatCat’s career comes to an end

Dalton Risner’s getting lots of attention heading into his senior season.
Dalton Risner’s getting lots of attention heading into his senior season.
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Yesterday marked the 90th day before football, which is basically three months if you ignore the extra days in July and August. Oh, dear. BracketCat checked in with #90 on the countdown, sophomore defensive end Bronson Massie.

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From Gator Country comes a report on a visit paid to Gainesville by former Shawnee-Mill Valley tight end Lucas Krull, which is important because he’s narrowed his list to Florida Gators, Missouri Tigers, and Kansas State Wildcats. Krull, whose link to K-State was reported on a couple of days ago by Ryan Wallace at GPC, initially signed with Arkansas Razorbacks to play baseball, then left to go the JUCO route. He’ll be on campus Thursday, and expects to announce his decision shortly afterward.

Another 247 site has K-State on its radar, as Mike Casazza of EerSports is going through West Virginia Mountaineers schedule and highlighting the best players on both sides of the ball for the Mountaineers’ opponents based on Pro Football Focus rankings. In the third in his series, Casazza focuses on West Virginia’s conference opener against K-State, and tabs Dalton Risner and... Kendall Adams? Surprise!

Dean Straka of the soon-to-be-shuttered DieHards is making lists, too. Straka ran down the most outrageous finish each Big 12 team has been part of over the last two decades. There are some crazy ones on here worth remembering — like Baylor’s 1999 loss to UNLV on a 99-yard fumble return as time expired — but you probably want nothing to do with the fact that Sirr Parker is involved here.


He’s no longer a Wildcat, but we’ll direct you to a story by Wyatt Wheeler of the Springfield News-Leader focusing on the end of Jake Fromson’s career in the NCAA Regionals.

Today’s Sports Extra also features a former Wildcat, as Corbin McGuire catches up with 1998 K-State grad Yancy Ayres as he schleps around the midwest as the regional scouting supervisor for the San Diego Padres.