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Slate: Phight at the Phog

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Things went from bad to crazy last night in Allen Fieldhouse. There was a basketball game too.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Kansas
Mak is capable of dunking...as long as there’s no one around him.
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So, uh, yeah. You guys see that game last night? The TCU Horned Frogs welcomed in the #18 Texas Tech Red Raiders to Ft. Worth, and sent Tech home with a 65-54 loss, cementing TCU’s place as the darkhorse of the Big 12 in 2020.

Oh, that’s not the game I should be talking about? I mean, I guess KU and K-State played in Allen Fieldhouse. I mean, aside from maybe a missed travel or an ultra-late dunk by the home team, nothing substantial could have happened, right? I mean, KU beat K-State 81-60, so really, what else could have happened?

Oh, there was a fight? Okay, well, sure, I could see that happening in a rivalry game between in-state foes. Okay, sure, Silvio De Sousa throwing punches must’ve been the worst part of that. No? OH, HE DID WHAT NOW? Yikes, that’s a bad look for KU. Maybe he gets off light. It’s not like he’s done anything else wrong before.......

Oh, and here are the other recaps from around the K-State beat:

Plus we’ve got notes from all over regarding the brawl (we won’t get every one):

Opinion time: Bruce Weber really needs to stop being such a pushover, and stop living in a world where John Currie and his ultra-conservative handling of incidents is still a thing. Currie isn’t here, maybe defend your team a little. Sheesh.

In other news, K-State’s Ayoka Lee won her millionth* Big 12 Freshman of the Week title for her performances last week (*it’s her 6th, which is currently fifth all-time in conference history, but it sure seems like a million). The Wildcat women are in action tonight, taking on Iowa State in Ames at 6:30pm CST. The game can be seen on Cyclones.TV.

Back on Monday (sorry we missed you yesterday), K-State tennis went 5-0 in their season opener against Penn State. Penn State was coming off a win over a ranked Iowa State team the day before, and marks a solid start for the RacketCats.

Two coaching “changes” happened this week as well. First, Soccer coach Mike Dibbini announced that long-time assistant Gabe Romo has been promoted to “Associate Head Coach”, in what basically amounts to a status (and pay) raise for Romo, who has been with Dibbini since the inception of the program. Pete Hughes, head baseball coach, also announced that Steve Englert has been added as a volunteer assistant coach. Englert is a 20+ year coaching veteran, with head coaching stops in the famed Cape Cod Baseball League.

Speaking of baseball, the team was treated to the opening of the new and improved locker room and team team facilities at Tointon Family Stadium, and they are NICE.