K-State Sports has their weekly update of summer baseball, and the big news this week in “teams that you’ve heard of” is that former-BatCat current White Sox pitcher Evan Marshall was named to the club’s initial 44-man roster ahead of the start of the shortened 2020 MLB season.
While on a positive note, the basketball team was finally allowed into the Ice Family Training Facility this week for voluntary workouts after having been locked out since March due to the ongoing pandemic. It’s still not entirely “back to normal”, but at least the players aren’t having to use alternate facilities around Manhattan.
But the trip to the Cayman Islands for the Cayman Islands Classic this November will no longer happen...well, at least the trip to the Caymans part. The Cayman Islands Classic (which is run by former Wildcat roundballer Joe Wright) has been moved to Niceville, FL and Northwest Florida State College (Robinett, Eagle). The move is in response to current overseas travel quarantines, that could have potentially sidelined the participating teams up to two months (14 days in the Caymans before games; 14 days back in the US).
Yesterday, in lieu of the Slate, Drew dropped in with his look at the defensive side of the football as it relates to the 2022 recruiting class. And barring an early-entrant loss or defections, most of the work for the 2022 class will be on the defensive line.
Last week Wyatt Hubert saw his name on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award and a spot on the Preseason All-Big 12 team has a new watch list to check out. The Football Writers Association of America announced Tuesday their watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (National Defensive Player of the Year), and Hubert’s appearance marks the 21st time a Wildcat has been in consideration for the award.
Kellis Robinett is doing some scraping to keep #content flowing from the KC Star/Wichita Eagle, and yesterday he posted a ranking of the best “vintage coaching apparel” the Bill Snyder wore during his tenure. Because, yes, there was a time before “Snyder’s Windbreaker” was a singular constant (though it does make an appearance).
The VolleyCats have again been awarded for their work off the court, earning their 10th-straight AVCA Team Academic Award (for the 2019-20 academic year) as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Monday.