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SLATE: McGuirl nabs spot on All-Big 12 Team

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But the bigger note is that Nijel Pack wasn’t on any of the lists.

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One of these two got left off the All-Freshman list....
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Basketball

The Big 12 Conference released their All-Conference teams yesterday, and Mike McGuirl nabbed a spot on the Honorable Mention list. Notably absent from the All-Freshman list was Nijel Pack, who was bumped out in favor of West Virginia’s Jalen Bridges (a redshirt-freshman and WVU’s maybe 5th-best player). At least this might give Pack a bit more motivation to show up fellow freshman Mike Miles of TCU tomorrow when the Cats return to action for the first game of the Big 12 Tournament, which tips just after 5:30pm CT on ESPN.

Football

First up in local action, Drew dropped in yesterday with a look at Wayne Jones’ move from safety to linebacker, and all the fun possibilities that it opens up for Joe Klanderman’s defense. Also, if you haven’t seen, Drew will be moving from Manhattan soon, but he plans on sticking around K-State on the interwebs to keep dropping these wonderful insights.

Chris Klieman is using a new approach to spring practice this year, which basically involves going back to the basics to rebuild the foundation that got lost after missing so much practice time last spring and summer. There’s very little happening right now on the scheme, so much so that on the first day of practice the defense only had one call available so they could focus on things like making tackles. It’s a good thing there won’t be a spring game, because it wouldn’t look very fun to the casual fan.

The NFL Draft isn’t for well over a month, but today is K-State’s Pro Day, where former student-athletes will have a chance to showcase their skills and talents on familiar turf in front of NFL scouts. Good luck Wildcats!

Fortsphere

After a disastrous finish to last weekend’s series, the BatCats return to action quickly with a game tonight and tomorrow against the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State to complete the opening homestand. SDSU enters on a three-game losing skid after being swept by SIU-Edwardsville last weekend, and sit at 5-5 overall on the young season. The Wildcats, who dropped to 6-4 after two-straight losses, will send junior Zak Herbers and senior Caleb Littlejim to the mound for what will likely be two games that see heavy use of the bullpen. Both games start at 6pm CT from Tointon Family Stadium and came be seen on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.


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