Welcome to an afternoon edition of the Slate, we’re sorry that you had to wait so long to start your day.
Up first, we keep inching closer to kickoff and BracketCat has two more profiles for us. Yesterday evening, to wrap up 18 days, he took a look at incoming DB Darreyl Patterson and his circuitous route to Manhattan. Today we’re officially a minor, and a profile of QB Nick Ast is up.
Jarrett Whitson at the K-State Collegian has a write-up on new K-State defensive backs coach/assistant DC Brian Norwood, who is already having an impact on K-State football. Kellis Robinett, via the Eagle, takes a look at RB Alex Barnes who seems poised for a bounce-back season after being hampered with an injury for much of 2017.+
K-State soccer officially opens their season this weekend with a pair of home matches. The SoccerCats open the season against Saint Louis on Friday, August 17th at 7pm, and then return to the pitch on Sunday for a 12pm match-up with Oakland (MI). If you can’t make to to Manhattan to watch the games, the home matches will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
Speaking of broadcast, three K-State volleyball games have been scheduled for a national broadcast on ESPNU, with the home games against Texas (Sept. 19th) and Kansas (Oct. 17th), as well as a road trip to Iowa State (Oct. 26) showcased.
Work continues at Hale Library, and the most recent update post talks about the Great Room and the possibility of doing renovations to not just return it to working order, but possibly restoring it to look more like it did when first constructed. K-State as a whole got some more good press, as Money magazine rated K-State as the “best education value” in the state of Kansas for the third straight year.
Finally, you will be seeing a new face around BotC, as Drew Schneider will be joining the ranks of the staff writers. Drew will introduce himself a little later this afternoon, so we won’t give too much away, but Drew is no newbie to SB Nation and also writes for Hammer and Rails (Purdue) and Shaking the Southland (Clemson). Drew also has a K-State connection, and it’s pre-Snyder.