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Slate: We’ve got our first cancellation

Plus top winning plays, and updates from K-State athletics

It’s black and white, but here’s Rolando Blackman rockin’ the classic uni. Photo by Kansas State/Collegiate Images

Just in this morning, we’ve got some big news that doesn’t directly affect K-State, but could make some waves in college football in general. The University of Connecticut announced this morning that the Huskies have cancelled their 2020 football season. Not postponed, not delayed — cancelled. UConn was already short four games on it’s schedule thanks to other cancellations and conference schedule decisions, and is in a state currently experiencing a COVID bloom. Also, this was agreed to after the athletics department conferred with the student-athletes involved, who supported the decision to cancel due to health concerns.

For contrast, check out what is allegedly happening at Colorado State (which has since received pushback from other players on Twitter), where it seems the football administration is trying as hard as possible to ignore the pandemic and ignore athlete and staff concerns in the process.

Back over to the fun side of things, Kellis Robinett has his weekely “Top 10” posted, and this week’s installment ranks the 10 best “game-winning plays” in K-State history. These are split 60-40 between football and men’s basketball, but like some other of these lists, basketball takes the top spot.

The last two K-State Sports Extra features have focused on the basketball teams, with Monday’s a feature of incoming women’s basketball freshman center Taylor Lauterbach, a 6’6” center from Wisconsin who reports she is “ready to go” after committing to K-State a year ago. Today’s feature is on a much more recent recruit, late-signee for the men’s basketball team Seryee Lewis. Lewis, a 6’9” forward originally from Chicago, was set to visit K-State before the things got shut down, but his connection to current Wildcat DaJuan Gordon, as well as fellow Chicagolander’s Cymone Goodrich and Jada Thorpe (MittieCats), helped make his decision, and transition to Manhattan, much easier.

And last but not least, we’ve got K-State’s weekly summer baseball update. Evan Marshall has already appeared six times for the White Sox, and has a on-going scoreless streak that dates back to last season. Current Wildcats continue to see lots of action across the country, and several have played for more than one club this summer.

Also, we should know more about the WeberCats schedule for the Cayman Islands Classics, but according to basketball writer Jeff Goodman, K-State’s first round opponent will be Oregon State (Twitter link).