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Slate Weekend Edition: K-State Sports Reporters Must be on Vacation

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Day
We’ll continue the string of Dalton Risner pictures, because there is no reason not to. Besides...Look at that face.
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BracketCat inched us closer to the last month of our wait for football season with his features of No. 36, Mason Barta, and No. 35, Blake Richmeier.


The College football season may be a storm gathering on the horizon, but the sports writers who cover it must be using up their vacation time before camps open, because there is precious little reporting to report. Fortunately, our gridiron-obsessed friends in Ames gave us a couple of items to consider.

Big 12 coaches get defensive about media criticizing Big 12 defenses. If the editing mishap that resulted in this Ames Tribune article’s assertion that “even TCU, the league’s best defense, faced 916 plays and allowed 5.07 yards per game” were correct, they would have a legitimate beef. Five yards per game would be some kind of record, wouldn’t it?

Our Farmageddon foes at Cyclone Alert also previewed K-State, tabbing Alex Barnes and Duke Shelley as players to watch.

Though college beat writers are on hiatus, NFL writers are working early overtime, covering training camp as if it portents a coming invasion. Number 2 in the daily observations at mentions our old friend, DJ Reed. SBNation Seahawks site Field Gulls casts a hopeful ballot that a healthy Tyler Lockett may finally return to his old, dynamic form. Derek Carr says he can’t believe the Packers let Jordy Nelson go. (I can’t believe I’ll have to reconcile my admiration for Jordy with my deep and abiding scorn for the silver and black.)

Fall camp is coming up soon, right? Right?!?


If you have ever played Colbert Hills Golf Course, you understand what a daunting test it presents. That makes it an ideal course to serve as K-State’s home base, and for at least five more years, both the men’s and women’s teams will call Colbert home.


Just kidding. There is no basketball news to report this weekend.