Previously on BotC...
BracketCat’s football roster countdown continues apace, with #93 defensive tackle Jaylen Pickle, and #92 defensive tackle Eli Huggins.
So, Isaiah Zuber entered the Transmogrifier a Kansas State Wildcat and came out a Mississippi State Bulldog? Cool story, bro.
Make of this news what you will, but at the very least, it creates a new story angle to be endlessly exploited before and during Kansas State’s date with Mississippi State on September 14th.
(For those of you unfamiliar with the Transmogrifier...
Speaking of Mississippi State, the early season football kickoff times have been released, along with TV details. The Wildcats will begin the season at home against Nicholls on August 31, with a 6 PM kickoff (ESPN+). The next week, Kansas State hosts Bowling Green at 11 AM (FSN), followed by the much-anticipated road trip to Starkvegas. That’s also an 11 AM kickoff, this time on ESPN.
Alternate uniform fans, Chris Klieman has heard you and hopes to give you exactly what you asked for. He assures fans that Kansas State will not suddenly pull an Oregon and have a million different uniform permutations. Instead, the changes will be simple but noticeable.
If there are a couple of alternative looks, whether that is a pant, a jersey or a helmet, it’s a brand new look and you have just changed one thing. I think that is important and I think we will get to that stage.
(Whatever. Is nothing sacred?!)
There’s been a bit of a reorg on the women’s basketball staff. Head coach Jeff Mittie announced a number of changes, promoting current staffers Ebony Haliburton (to assistant coach, a replacement for Jayci Stone) and Sadie Murren (to director of student-athlete development). Mittie also added Staci Gregorio to the staff (as director of video operations).
The honors continue to pile up for Kansas State’s track team. This time around, director Cliff Rovelto and assistant coach Nathan Ott were recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as Midwest Region Women’s Coach of the Year and Midwest Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year.
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees, including Kansas State greats Bob Chipman (basketball) and Lauren Goehring Cost (volleyball).
Chipman played for Jack Hartman in the early 70s and helped lead the Wildcats to two Elite Eight appearances in 1972 and 1973. He went on to a long coaching career, most notably with Washburn University.
Goehring was a first team All American and Big 12 Player of the Year in 2003 (the only Wildcat to date to earn this honor). She also helped the team win the Big 12 and make it to the Sweet Sixteen at the NCAA Tournament.
Have a great weekend!