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Slate: Barry Brown Jr. signs a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Also, Coach Klieman updates the status of Malik Knowles

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Barry Brown Jr. may see some NBA action this season.
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The resumption of football games approaches. What’s going on in the meantime?


The bye week has surely been used to address issues that have plagued K-State over the past two games, but apparently the time off may not have been sufficient to restore the health of receiver Malik Knowles, whose participation Saturday against TCU appears doubtful to Coach Klieman.

The TCU game will kick off at the odd time of 1:30 and air on FSN. After completing its second bye, K-State will now play seven straight weeks to finish the regular season.

In a short video, Sports Illustrated counts down the top four quarterbacks in K-State history. Do you agree with their outside opinions?

The athletic department posted its weekly recap of Wildcat alumni performances in the NFL. Offensive linemen Cody Whitehair and Dalton Risner have played every offensive snap for their respective teams this season.


Sports Illustrated must be working overtime to prove its viability (despite massive staff furloughs two weeks ago), because in addition to the quarterbacks video, linked above, they also posted coverage of the four Wildcats now working in the NBA. Not much depth to the piece, but it’s nice, at least, to be acknowledged.

The real K-State basketball alumni news yesterday was Barry Brown Jr. signing a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is expected to spend most of his time this season with the club’s G-League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves. As Rodney McGruder has shown, hardworking guys who apply themselves on the developmental circuit can find their way onto permanent NBA rosters. Barry has the work ethic. Bet against him at your peril.

On the women’s side of the basketball complex, Coach Mittie and his staff are joining forces with the KU women’s coaches to host a clinic for youth and high school coaches in the Kansas City area.


After qualifying for the PGA Tour’s Houston Open and firing a 4-under par 68 in the opening round, K-State alum Jeremy Gandon had hopes of finishing higher than his eventual 66th at 2-over. Nevertheless, having experienced Tour play for the first time, he says he is more motivated than ever to work his way up the pro circuit and eventually stick on the PGA.