We’ll get right to it, since most of today’s news revolves around the Kansas State Wildcats football team.
On the home front, BracketCat hit countdown day 11 with a profile of freshman QB John Holcombe II, and his striking similarities to a former K-State QB that also hailed from the Lone Star State. This morning BracketCat took us down to day 10 with a profile of LB Eric Gallon II, son of former K-State RB Eric Gallon, Sr.
Continuing our position preview series, new BotC writer Drew Schneider decided to get his feet wet by taking a dip into the QB situation at K-State. The first part of his five-part series takes a look at the positives that Alex Delton brings to the Wildcat offense. Be sure and check back later this afternoon for a preview of the K-State linebacker corps by Wildcat00.
Elsewhere around the K-State beat, Kellis Robinett posted two stories to the Wichita Eagle/KC Star. First up, he writes that new DB coach and Co-DC Brian Norwood will be leaning on the return of star safety Kendall Adams to help improve a Wildcat pass defense that has fallen on hard times the last few years. This morning he dropped a story on what QB coach Collin Klein, famous for his ever-bleeding elbow, can teach the current crop of QB’s about durability.
Over at K-State Sports, there’s a bevy of news items that dropped on Tuesday. The big news is that Dalton Risner continues to haul in preseason accolades, with the latest being named to two Preseaon All-American Teams (ESPN and USA Today). Rinser is now on five preseason lists, with three first-team nods (ESPN, USA Today, and Athlon) and two second-team nods (Street & Smith’s and CBSSports.com). The K-State football preseason special will debut this Saturday, Aug 25th, on FOX Sports Midwest, with the 1-hr show slated for 4:30pm with several replays scheduled through the following week. K-State sports also announced its 2018 Sports Network 39-station affiliate list, as well as the show schedule for the Bill Snyder Radio Show.
Avery Osen at the K-State Collegian took to the streets and walk-ways of campus to ask students what they thought about Bill Snyder’s new contract extension, and opinions were mixed.
Former K-State basketball player Amaad Wainright was back in the news yesterday, as the Kansas City native, as part of a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to two felony charges related to a road-rage incident in Kansas City in early 2018.
Track & Field
K-State track & field has added a new assistant coach, according to director of tack and field and cross country Cliff Rovelto. Nathan Ott will join the staff as the throwers coach, and has an impressive resume after his stint at Northern Arizona.
K-State soccer will end its season-opening homestand against the Drake Bulldogs on Thursday night (Aug 23rd) at 7pm. The Wildcats are 2-0-0 for the first time in school history, and will face a Drake squad that dropped its first game of the season, last Friday to San Francisco, before bouncing back with a win over Fresno State the following Sunday. Drake holds a 1-0-0 edge over K-State all-time, defeating the Wildcats 1-0 in Des Moines to open the 2016 season.