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SLATE: John Currie has a job again

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After you’re done laughing about that, peruse our smorgasbord of basketball links.

Wait, someone HIRED him?
Wait, someone HIRED him?
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Before we get started, some news which a few of you already caught onto but really needs to be shared: John Currie will be the new AD at Wake Forest effective May 1. We have officially offered our condolences to our friends at Blogger So Dear.

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This morning’s bracketology updates: Jerry Palm of CBS has K-State as a 4 seed in San Jose, taking on Cal-Irvine and probably Wisconsin. Ewwww. Shelby Mast and Scott Gleeson of USA Today also have K-State as a 4 in San Jose, with New Mexico State as the first round opponent and Maryland or a play-in winner afterward. Joe Lunardi has the Cats as a 3 seed in Salt Lake City, again facing Cal-Irvine in the first round but then with Villanova or Utah State in the second. At Blogging the Bracket, Chris Dobbertean has the Cats as the final 4 seed,

At the Star, Blair Kerkhoff breaks down the Big 12 title race and makes some award predictions, while at the Eagle Kellis Robinett has a prediction of his own in regard to the trip to TCU.

Arne Green of the Capital-Journal reports that Bruce Weber is treating every game now as if it were already the post-season.

At the Mercury, Ryan Black opines on Dean Wade‘s sudden predilection for tomahawks, while Justin Toscano reports on departing senior Kali Jones and the inspirational talk she had with Holly Rowe after she had to shave her head to alleviate complications from alopecia.

Speaking of the K-State women, the news you’ve been desperately waiting for is finally here: ESPN’s Charlie Creme finally has the Wildcats in the field as of last night, pulling a 10 seed in Eugene against DePaul before possibly taking on Oregon. With tonight’s season finale at Stillwater, it’s unlikely the Cats will do anything to hurt themselves.

It’s a double Sports Extra day again as Corbin McGuire writes about both Wade (having fun) and the womens’ senior day heroics.