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Notes from the latest spring press conference, plus baseball in action tonight.

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Football

Yesterday here at BotC, Drew dropped in with a preview of the first commit to the 2020 football recruiting class, Olathe East defensive end Nate Matlack.

Monday, Kansas State held it’s first open practice in at least 30 years, and both the Eagle/Star’s Kellis Robinett, and the Mercury’s Greg Woods posted their observations of the 30-minute-long open period. Then, in another break from the previous regime, the weekly spring football press conference was hosted by the /gasp/ offensive coordinator as new OC Courtney Messingham, and select players, met with the media on Tuesday. In what should be of very little surprise, Messingham is already putting his stamp on the Wildcat offense, with receiver Wykeen Gill calling it “very intriguing” and /hold on you your hats/ “a lot of fun” (Robinett, Star/Eagle).

After spending the last season in hell Oakland, it appears that former Wildcat great Jordy Nelson is actually retiring from professional football, as posted by a former teammate on Twitter this morning (WIBW).

Baseball

After a disappointing start to conference play last weekend, the Wildcats (11-13, 0-3) will continue their road swing today with a stop in Wichita to take on the Shockers (11-12) in a 6pm game at Eck Stadium. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on Cox YurView Kansas and the K-State Sports Radio Network. Live, streaming audio is also available at K-StateSports.com/watch.

Basketball

The basketball season may be over, but it’s still generating a bit of #content around the K-State beat. Today in the K-State Collegian, Molly Hackett took a look at the moms behind the K-State men’s basketball program.

Other

Today the KSU Foundation is hosting its inaugural university-wide fundraiser, with this year’s one-day initiative “All-In for K-State” benefiting the on-campus food pantry, Cats’ Cupboard. Be sure and check it out, and give a little if you can today to help fight food insecurity on campus.