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SLATE: Big 12 Media Days are Here (Again)

Snyder’s official farewell and other tidbits

Don’t look now, but football is on the horizon.
Don’t look now, but football is on the horizon.
Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Oh, look. It’s time for the annual ritual which signals that our long dark winter without football is about to end. Today and tomorrow at JerryWorld in Arlington, Big 12 Media Days will be taking place. (Ten internet points to the first person to catch the reference in today’s post title, by the way.)

We’ll have some insights over the next few days, of course. Chris Klieman’s turn at the microphone will be tomorrow morning, and we’ll get a chance to see Kansas State‘s new coach face the combined force of Big 12 media for the first time.

Just as Klieman takes his first real steps into being The Man in Manhattan, the previous titleholder finally got a big public send-off on Saturday at Bramlage. In an event which was open to the public, Bill Snyder was feted by former players and coaches including B.J. Finney, Bob Stoops, and Kevin Lockett, as well as some other notables like Jon Wefald, Bob Bowlsby, and Eric Stonestreet. By the way, Bob’s beard is worth a look all on its own. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

John Livingston at the Durango (Colo.) Herald offers a local view on 2020 offensive lineman Carver Willis, who committed to K-State back on July 1. Lots of quotes here, so check it out.


On the volleyball front, Anna Dixon has been in Mexico competing for the USA in the 2019 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship. It wasn’t a fantastic weekend for Dixon, who saw little action in Team USA’s loss to Italy on Friday and even less yesterday against Cuba. She did, however, play quite a bit Saturday against Mexico, scoring five points on eight attacks and getting ten serves in.

Team USA finished the first segment of pool play in second place in Pool A, and therefore advance to the “winner’s pools”. They’ll be in action again on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; a top-two finish in their second-round pool will advance them to the quarterfinals for knockout play.