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SLATE: Checking in on Matthew McCrane

Streb fires a 64, and meet K-State’s student autonomy governance representative

How’s the former Wildcat kicker spending his summer vacation? Spoiler: working really hard.
How’s the former Wildcat kicker spending his summer vacation? Spoiler: working really hard.
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It’s a painfully slow Monday; we’ve only got three items for you. But first, we’d like to offer our best wishes to GPC’s Tim Fitzgerald, who’s on the mend after surgery to deal with cancer. Even if we weren’t friends with Tim, inter-site rivalry takes a back seat to slinging profanities at cancer.

Our lead item is from Kyle Odegard at the official Arizona Cardinals site, where he delves into the training camp relationship between rookie free-agent kicker Matthew McCrane and grizzly old veteran Phil Dawson. Dawson, at 43, is still expected to hang on to the job this year, but you never know.

At the Military Tribute at Greenbrier, K-State alum Robert Streb charged up the leaderboard on Sunday with a 6-under 64. Unfortunately, that was overshadowed by Kevin Na also shooting a 64 on the way to his first PGA Tour win in seven years. Streb finished in 11th place.

In today’s Sports Extra, Corbin McGuire discusses K-State soccer’s Krista Haddock being named last month as one of the Big 12’s three student representatives to the governance committee overseeing the autonomy conferences. Although she’s a senior, she’ll serve a three-year term in the position. When considering new rules for the autonomy schools, each of the 65 schools gets a vote and each of the three student representatives (15 in all) also gets a vote. While it won’t always be the case — as a student representative, Haddock’s constituency is student-athletes, not the school — this does still mean that K-State could get two votes in key situations which might affect the school.

Finally, let’s take a moment to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees us all equal protection under the law. Kind of important, yeah?