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No real news this morning, but we’ve at least got some stories to share.

Jordy Nelson news sighting!
Jordy Nelson news sighting!
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The biggest problem with running this site in the summer has always been a lack of news. The Slate suffers because we’re basically at the mercy of whether or not something completely random happens or someone suddenly decides to write about Kansas State Wildcats.

It’s been even worse this summer, as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on everything. Often, your benevolent despot is stuck with nothing to share with you after wildcat00 does her usual excellent job over the weekend, because... well, it’s the summer, and it’s the weekend.

Not so today! We have four little nuggets for you today, which is infinitely better than last Monday’s big fat zero. But before that, allow us to direct your attention to this weekend’s entries in BracketCat’s annual countdown: Saturday’s profile of sophomore wide receiver Thomas Helten at 84, and Sunday’s introduction to #83, true freshman tight end Will Swanson, Nebraska’s #3 high school prospect for the year who was stolen right out from under the noses of the Cornhuskers.

After that, you can check out the FanPosts for Coach833’s historical roster countdown, with the selections for #85 (spoiler: it’s a tight end), #84 (a wide receiver), and #83 (a no-brainer).

On to the news...ish stuff.

Jason Wilde at the Wisconsin State Journal checks in on Jordy Nelson, who thinks he could have helped the Packers the last two years.

At the Charleston (W.V.) Gazette-Mail, Derek Redd offers a preview of K-State for his Mountaineer readers.

Bradytxbear ranks the Big 12 schools based on their home field advantage. We won’t spoil it for you.

Finally, some disheartening news. For over 30 years, the Student Access Center at K-State has provided shuttle service for disabled and injured students. The Collegian’s Kaylie McLaughlin reports that thanks to budget cuts (presumably forced by COVID-19), that service has been cancelled. No word on when or if it will return. If you’re of the large-scale donor class, this might be a thing to which you can direct your attention. (Yes, we’re subtle.)

Enjoy your Monday, citizens.