Ahearn Alley

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Tournament Tuesday: Closing in on a Big 12 title

Yes, Kansas is probably going to win another Big 12 title and collect the #1 seed in Kansas City, but a trophy would still be huge, and there are some silver linings.

Texas Tech Preview: Omari, I see your value now

Don't look for him to become a star, but Omari Lawrence has settled into a useful role for Bruce Weber's team.

Tournament Tuesday: And then there were three

Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and Kansas have separated themselves at the top heading into the stretch run.

West Virginia preview: Is the "BOTC effect" real?

Saturday's dominance by JO after I questioned his poor play was far from the first time concerns cited here have been answered in a very positive way.

Baylor Preview: More JO needed

Jordan Henriquez has been rather disappointing this season, but it's not too late for him to make amends.

Tournament Tuesday (2/13): KU Hangover Edition

Until K-State suffers anything resembling a bad loss, they're still a lock for the NCAA tourney. In the meantime, there's a Big 12 race to be won.

Kansas preview: Living without post offense

Kansas State has figured out how to thrive without a reliable interior threat in a conference that's all about guard play.

Iowa State Preview: What to make of Will Spradling

Opinions vary on the effectiveness and ability of K-State's veteran shooting guard, but his toughness and basketball IQ make him a valuable asset.

Tournament Tuesday (2/5): You may be seeded

Kansas State is going to the NCAA tournament, so now it's just a matter of where they'll end up.

Oklahoma preview: Angel's absurd streak

Angel Rodriguez is far from a perfect point guard, but he's definitely doing some things very right.

Texas preview: Shane Southwell, scorer

Particularly in Big 12 play, Kansas State has gotten a crucial, unexpected scoring boost from its junior guard.

Tournament Tuesday: Kansas State and the Bubble

Kansas State's tournament chances still look very good, but the margin for error is narrowing a bit.

The real Sunflower Showdown resumes

These games where both KU and KSU are in the top 15 when they meet in Manhattan are far too rare, so let's cherish this one and look back at the others.

The Real Rod Returns

Breaking down McGruder's transformation in Big 12 play and an early look at those pesky Sooners.

Fiesta Bowl Postgame Thread: K-State vs. Oregon

The season may have ended in a painful fashion, but this was still a hell of a season from a hell of a team.

Florida preview: The McGruder Problem

Something is troubling Rodney's offensive game, and if he doesn't figure it out, it's going to be a long season.


Open Game Thread: Kansas State vs. Gonzaga

Join BOTC's game thread for the George Washington game. It's like having your friends over for the game, but not having to buy them beer.

Opportunity is knocking

The 'Cats need to answer the door either today against #14 Gonzaga or next Saturday against #5 Florida.

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 14)

Another strong but not spectacular performance against Texas probably wasn't enough to win Klein the Heisman, but it sure was a fun ride.

Klein takes first national honor

K-State's senior quarterback won the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Wildcats' first major college football award since a guy named Terence Newman won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2002. Let's hope this is the first of many for the NCAA's most valuable player.


Open Game thread: USC Upstate at Kansas State

I know we're still all in football mode and the crowd at Bramlage will likely be pitiful again, but the 'Cats are playing basketball today.

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 13)

It's now or never for K-State's quarterback as all of the other true contenders get set to watch comfortably from the clubhouse.

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 12)

A rough, rough week didn't destroy Klein's Heisman chances, but it certainly knocked him out of clear frontrunner status.

Assessing Weber's first week in Manhattan

It's hard to tell much about a basketball team that beat North Dakota, Lamar, and a miserably overmatched squad from Huntsville, but I gave it my best shot.

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 11)

It's not often you see so much movement in the Heisman race this late in the season, but our here stayed the course all alone at the top.

BOTC writers preview K-State basketball

You'll be forgiven if you were too caught up in football to notice, but the basketball season starts tonight when North Dakota visits Bramlage.

Introducing Frogs O'War: TCU Q&A

Our new Big 12 blogging friends took the time to answer some questions about their program and this week's game.

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 10)

Injury speculation won't do anything to stall our hero's Heisman hopes, and there's a guy out in Oregon who had a Heisman-like day Saturday.

Collin Klein Heisman Watch (Week 9)

Another dominant performance from Klein, this time against a real defense, kept him well in front of the pack in the 2012 Heisman race.

Q&A with Texas Tech

The prolific editor of Viva The Matadors takes a break from his posting to answer some questions about Texas Tech.

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