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Slate: NCAA Championships start today

Plus Bill C’s K-State preview is out!

Shankar’s first event of the spring lands him second on the NCAA leaderboard.
Tejaswin Shankar will be looking to extend the #HighJumpU legacy this week
Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images


Yesterday was 88 days until kickoff, which means BracketCat dropped a profile of incoming freshman DE Cartez Crook-Jones, a prized recruit out of Grandview, MO (KCMO). That also means that today is 87 days until kickoff, so be sure and check back later today for a profile on tight end/fullback Nick Lenners.

Track & Field

The NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships start today from Eugene, OR, and fifteen Wildcats are set to represent K-State on college track’s biggest stage. A full two-thirds on the contingent is from K-State’s Big 12 Champion women’s squad, and two Wildcats, Tejaswin Shankar (men’s high jump) and Shadae Lawrence (women’s discus) enter the championship with the top qualifying mark in the respective events.

If you would like to watch, the NCAA Championships can be viewed throughout the meet’s entirety on the ESPN Networks (viewing info), and live results will be available throughout the meet.


SB Nation’s Bill Connelly annually previews all 128 FBS football programs before the season starts. He’s finally into the Big 12, and after a devastaing preview of KU’s “football” team on Monday, he’s finally made it to K-State. And the man who forced creation of #DISRESPECT is at it again, as the numbers only point to a 5-7/6-6 type of season...except that Bill Snyder is still at the helm in Manhattan.


In general K-State news, if you are a smoker planing to visit K-State’s campus, or a student/staff who enjoys the occasional cigarette, you are now out of luck if you want to find a place to smoke on campus. K-State’s new ““Cats for Clean Air” policy went into effect June 1st, and prohibits “smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and other similar devices on campus except for in enclosed personal vehicles” (K-State Collegian).