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But not much other Kansas State news this weekend.

NZ Track & Field Championships Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

Football

We’re in a so-near-yet-so-far situation with college football. A brand new season kicks off in just 57 days, which is also 57 whole days. BracketCat’s countdown continues, with #57 lineman Tre Eaton.

This article on Chris Klieman following Bill Snyder was posted on a previous Slate, but I felt it was worth sharing again, if only for this quote from Dabo Swinney, who had invited Klieman to speak to the coaches’ clinic at Clemson in the spring of 2015:

We have a lot in common, and both of us are relationship-driven. We’re all striving for consistency, and how can you not respect the consistency they’ve had in their football program? The culture they built there was much like ours, and we wanted to bring in coach Klieman to talk about all of the things that had made NDSU so successful.

If nothing else, all the good buzz around Klieman makes for excitement around the program as we roll into the fall.

Basketball

Kansas State basketball star Ernie Barrett, aka Mr, K-State, is still going strong at 88, and he’s still making an impression with his uniquely powerful handshake. Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star profiles the legend.

Track and Field

Kansas State’s Aaron Booth is representing his native New Zealand at the 2019 Summer World University Games this weekend in Naples, Italy. This is his third appearance at the event.

In addition to competing in the decathlon, Booth was given the honor of being New Zealand’s flag bearer for the event.

Miscellany

The ballots for 2019 Big 12 Athlete of the Year are out, and representing Kansas State are Tejaswin Shankar for Male Athlete of the Year and Peyton Williams for Female Athlete of the Year. Vote early, vote often!