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A potential transfer, the men lose while the women win, and Scott Frantz’s NFL dreams

Scott Frantz had some face-to-face time with NFL personnel execs last week.
Scott Frantz had some face-to-face time with NFL personnel execs last week.
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Football

It’s entirely possible that Kansas State‘s Big-12 leading streak of having players drafted will come crashing to an end this April. But Scott Frantz has a chance to keep the train rolling, although it may be a long shot.

Frantz was in Fort Worth last week for the College Gridiron Showcase, where he worked out for and talked with NFL scouts and execs. The Star-Telegram’s Drew Davison caught up with Frantz and talked to him about football things, draft things, and that other thing which shouldn’t matter.

Basketball

You may have noticed one problem with the current squad is the bigs. Well, Bruce Weber is hitting the transfer portal to try and address that for the future. Kellis Robinett reports at the Eagle that Kaosi Ezeagu, currently a sophomore at Texas-El Paso, will announce his next home sometime today. Ezeagu, a 6’10” forward, visited Manhattan for the TCU game last week. He’d be eligible either at the start of next season, or at the semester break, depending on what the NCAA does.

On Saturday, of course, K-State got hammered on the road by Texas, falling 64-50. Our own Luke Sobba bravely managed to recount the carnage after the game while, over at Burnt Orange Nation, Wescott Eberts had the decency to call it what it was: two ugly teams playing ugly basketball.

Robinett also recapped the loss and described the Wildcats’ travel issues on the way to Austin.

As for the ladies, they went into Lubbock on Saturday and picked up their sixth conference road win in a row, a much-needed 76-72 victory over Texas Tech to get the squad back above sea level. Peyton Williams had 21 points for the Cats while Ayoka Lee added 20 herself, and Angela Harris checked in with 17. No double-doubles, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort; Williams and Lee combined for 17 rebounds.

The women host Oklahoma State on Wednesday, while the men face Texas Tech on Tuesday, also at Bramlage.