Kansas State played a basketball game. Kansas State lost a basketball game. Rinse, repeat.
This time the loss came to a TCU squad that was on a seven-game losing streak. Somehow, the Wildcats—in a mostly indifferent display—were just the tonic TCU needed, as the Horned Frogs made 15 shots from beyond the arc, tying the Kansas State opponent record.
Maybe the women will fare better when they take on Oklahoma in Norman this afternoon.
There is no joy in Mudville either, as Kansas State baseball got the season off to a rough start. After dropping the season opener 5-0 at UTRGV, the BatCats showed up to play in the second game, but a late surge from the Vaqueros led to a 3-5 loss for the visiting team.
Let’s be honest though. Kansas State is a track school, and in keeping with that reputation, the Wildcats sort of cleaned up at the Iowa State Classic in Ames. Along with podium finishes in several events, Kansas State took gold in eight events at the meet, including Cameron Lewis (men’s shot put), Tejaswin Shankar (men’s high jump), Ariel Okorie (women’s 60H, with teammates Kimisha Chambers, Lauren Taubert, and Vitoria Alves finishing 3, 4, and 5), Edgaras Benkunskas (men’s long jump), Shaelyn Ward (women’s weight throw, with Ashley Petr at 2), Kimisha Chambers (women’s 400m), Taishia Pryce (women’s long jump), and the women’s 4x400 A squad (Lavaun Stephenson, Chambers, Taubert, and Alex Ferguson, with Stephenson also earning a podium spot at fourth running the anchor leg for the B squad).