Because this weekend’s activities mostly managed to wrap up on Saturday, it’s a super slow Monday here. However, we have one big story which may be the direct result of Sunday being a super slow news day.
As reported by Kellis Robinett at the Eagle, three Kansas State Wildcats were arrested Saturday night and Sunday morning in separate incidents. The first two involved a pair of freshman linebackers getting arrested; freshman DeMarrquese Hayes and redshirt freshman Nick Allen were both booked on suspicion of DUI. That’s a problem, especially since they’re both underage.
The third arrest, early Sunday morning, was of sophomore running back Jacardia Wright. Wright’s the biggest name on the weekend blotter, but it’s also the least concerning as his arrest was for a simple failure to appear. Insofar as we can’t find any prior reporting on the initial infraction, the safest bet is that Wright simply didn’t pay a ticket, and probably won’t face any discipline from the coaching staff other than a fatherly talking-to about being responsible. It’s possible it’s more serious than this, but unlikely.
Pay your tickets, kids, or at least show up and get a continuance or deferral.
The men are in Bluffton, S.C., for the Colleton River Collegiate at the Colleton River Club Peter Dye Course for 36 holes today and 18 tomorrow. Michigan State is the tournament host, and the Wildcats will also face competition from several schools including Iowa, Iowa State, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Rutgers. Last year, it was the twin top-10 finishes at this event by returning senior Jacob Eklund and the graduated Roland Massimino which kick-started a fairly successful spring campaign for the men.
The women had a pair of top-20 finishes at the Florida State Match-Up in Panama City Beach, Fla. The tournament was capped off by Niamh McSherry popping a 64-yard approach shot in for an eagle on the final Wildcat shot of the day, which moved K-State up from ninth place overall into a tie for sixth with Missouri at 69-over. McSherry and Heather Fortushniak both shot 14-over for the tournament, tying for 14th overall.