Ever noticed that life comes to a standstill when the internet is down? And then, when it comes back, you kind of wish it would crash again? Yeah. I miss the 80’s.
Anyway, on with the K-State links:
Yesterday we took a needed break from gridiron disappointment, but today it’s time to start looking ahead. The athletic department posted its preview of Saturday’s game against the University of Texas-San Antonio, a team that K-State beat 30-3 in their only other meeting in 2015 in the Alamodome. For paying Eagle customers, Kellis Robinett also posted a preview.
Coach Snyder indicated yesterday on the Big 12 Coaches Teleconference that the days of splitting time between quarterbacks Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson are behind us. That doesn’t mean, of course, that the backup won’t play if the starter is struggling.
Next week’s Big 12 opener against West Virginia will kick off at 2:30 on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
Coach Snyder hosts his weekly press conference today at 12:30. You can watch on K-StateHD.TV here.
In the NFL, Darren Sproles moved up on the career all-purpose yards list, and Tyler Lockett added 109 yards to his career dossier, including a 51-yard touchdown catch on which he displayed the impeccable route-running skills we enjoyed when he played for K-State. The athletic department ran down all of the the former K-Staters’ week one accomplishments, including video of the Lockett TD.
Saturday’s game was not all misery and disappointment—at least, not for two members of the marching band. Drum Major Blake Morris got down on one knee in front of 50,000 members of the K-State Family and proposed to his girlfriend, Carly Tracz, daughter of band director Frank Tracz. Fortunately, the groom-to-be knew in advance that Carly liked halftime proposals, and she said “yes.” Aww.
The volleyballers ride a 6-match winning streak into Kansas City for a road contest against UMKC this evening. At 8-1 on the season, K-State sports the Big 12’s best record. The ‘Cats lead the all-time series over the ‘Roos, 31-3.
David Hall, current president of the University of the Virgin Islands, helped K-State to win two Big 8 men’s basketball championships in 1969-70 and 1971-72. He is still third on the school’s all-time list in career rebounds (827) and fourth in double-doubles (30). He will be inducted into the K-State Sports Hall of Fame the weekend of September 27th. Hall was one of the founding members of the Black Student Union at K-State, and he recalls that at the time the group began, he was afraid his involvement may cost him his scholarship. It did not, of course, and he has devoted his life to service of education while feeling a deep connection to his K-State roots.