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mystman995

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Athletic departments see surge financially in down economy

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I have to say - it makes me damn proud of my University the way they handle their expenses so well. We have one of the smallest revenues in the BCS conferences, yet still find a way to go under budget - AND STILL FIELD VERY COMPETITIVE TEAMS.

President Obama's Tourney Picks

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Obama almost went straight chalk in his Sweet 16 excluding 4 seeds Texas and Wisconsin in favor of 5 seeds K-State and Arizona. Way to be bold Prez.

Piecing Together the Ideal Big 12 Program

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Our favorite ESPN write, Dave Ubben, has compiled a list of several idea qualities to look for in a Big 12 program. Although there is a lot of Texas mentioned, I can't say that I really argue with any of his choices. -I'd probably kick Bob Stoops off the top coaches selection. I'd take a Mack Brown recruited, Bill Snyder coached team any day. Bob could be an assistant I suppose. -Best city for me would be Boulder - just because I'd prefer the mountains. You really can't go wrong with either Boulder or Austin depending on your preferences. Thoughts?

RMN's Caption Contest

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TB linked to one of RMN's caption contests last week, but this one is about the freakish storm that rolled into Manhattan last Saturday. Looks like you'll have to beat a few good Independence Day quotes. Good stuff.

Wildcats to play in 4 Big Monday Games in 2011

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Our Kansas State Wildcats will appear on ESPN's Big Monday 4 times next season. That ties KU with their 4 appearances as well. Interesting notes: - A team from the state of Kansas will play in all but one Big Monday game. - Baylor and MIzzou both appear twice. - The "big 3" only appear three times with Oklahoma not appearing at all. Looks like the "Forgotten Five" will get dragged down by the "Big 7" yet again.

Beasley advises Pullen on NBA draft

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Despite the lack of respect Eamonn Brennan gives Mike, it shows that Mike is still a recruiting gold mine for Frank.

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Top 5 Reasons why Nebraska is a perfect fit for any conference

TB and I have been discussing the whole Big 10 conference expansion quite a bit lately. We have been discussing which schools would be the best fit for each conference, financial implications, and...

Juussst a bit outside! Zaun struggles with returning baseballs

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Reminds me of a scene from Major League II Jake Taylor: Rube, what's going through your head just before you throw the ball back to the pitcher? Rube Baker: I'm thinking, "Damn, I don't want to screw this up." Jake Taylor: Well, what are you thinking when you throw a strike to nail the runner down at second base? Rube Baker: Well, I, I'm not thinking nothing. I just throw it. Jake Taylor: You see what I'm getting at? Rube Baker: You want the pitcher to pitch from second base? Jake Taylor: [frustrated, blank look] Oooogh.

Shipman looking for new school

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This is from GoPowerCat.com and requires a subscription (which I don't have), but the preview of the article states that former UF G/F Ray Shipman is looking to transer - possibly to K-State. Other Links: Former Miami Pace star guard Ray Shipman leaving Florida Gators ESPN's Player Bio From SB Nation's UF blog, Alligator Army: Ray Shipman Transers Out of Florida From the comments from Alligator Army, the kid seems like a catch. He takes academics seriously, plays great defense, and is an all-hustle player. He sounds like a more atheletically gifted Chris Merriewether - which is a great thing. Sounds like a Frank Martin type of guy.

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The "One and Done" Debate

The “One and Done” debate in college basketball: Is it fair to universities? Is it fair to force athletes into one year of school? Does the NBA have too much power? What’s the best solution?   I...

Let's go with Jacob Pullen. He's gotten some run, sure, but he's been largely lost in the upset...

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Let's go with Jacob Pullen. He's gotten some run, sure, but he's been largely lost in the upset shuffle. What he did against BYU was otherwordly. The beard needs more love. Or fear. Whichever the beard prefers.

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Who is K-State's greatest Trillionaire?

We know live in a world where stats, sometimes completely useless, can be found in anything. After reading a Black Heart Gold Pants article about a new stat - "The Trillion." (Don't worry Cat fans,...

ESPN Bracketology: After the KU loss, K-State now a 1 seed?

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So I guess Duke as a No. 1 seed was based on K-State losing to KU while they beat Maryland. Well, since Duke lost, K-State moves up a spot to take the last 1 seed. Interesting...

Risers & Sliders: Unheralded wideouts step forward on Day 4

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Brandon Banks/Kansas State: Banks measured in at a tiny 5-feet, 6.5-inches and 149-pounds. He ran fast, clocking 4.4-seconds in the forty, then really stood out during pass catching skills. Banks displayed a burst of speed which he was able to turn on in one step, and was incredibly exlosive. His pass-catching skills were better than advertised as Banks made all the catches during the session. Jordan Shipley/Texas: Shipley was slow in the forty, then displayed limited quickness and route running skills during the practice session. Scouts must now decide if Shipley is a legitimate NFL receiver or a product of the spread offense at Texas. Gee, Tell me something I didn't already know...

Postgame: K-State 68, Colorado 51

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Denis Clemente grabbed a rebound at midcourt and flung a behind-the-back pass to Rodney McGruder. The freshman could have done anything with the ball, but he chose to pass to Jacob Pullen under the basket. Pullen also could have scored, but he chose to pass to a streaking Curtis Kelly, who threw down a thunderous dunk. Anybody know where to find this video? Sounds like a must-see.

3 K-Staters invited to NFL Combine

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Josh Moore, Jeron Mastrud, and Brandon Banks received invites to the Combine. Surprisingly, Jeffery Fitzgerald was omitted. Really not sure why Banks was invited. I can't imagine a team taking a chance on a player of his size.

Pat Forde's Forde Minutes

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Since we are linking to ESPN today, I thought I'd link up Pat Forde's weekly column. He usually throws out a shout out to a restaurant/bar from the Game Day site. He recommended Vistaburger.....Really? I mean it's an OK fast food joint, but really? Didn't bother to make it to Aggieville and grab a real burger at So Long?

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2010 K-State Football Schedule Finalized.

The Athletic Department has set the final schedule for the 2010 Wildcat Football schedule. Click the Jump to view. H/T to Corn Nation for the Thursday Night game update.

K-State fans stand still and sports leap forward -- hopefully

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A nice little article about the importance of K-State's "not storming the court" on Monday.

BOTC 2009 Statistics

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Saw this on a few sites here at SB Nation and thought it'd be fun here. Story lines for 2010: -Can BracketCat retain his top position as most comments? -Can MadCat outpace the rest of BOTC with his Fanshot domination?

Kansas State games feature an occasional free throw

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Interesting little article - notes that Wally Judge is leading the nation in something....

Big 12 Hoops: Big 12 All-Decade Team

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The guys at Rock M Nation had the idea first, but who would you put in K-State's all decade team?

Kansas State's defense has allowed 38 plays of at least 20 yards this season. That's a significant...

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Kansas State's defense has allowed 38 plays of at least 20 yards this season. That's a significant improvement from a year ago, when the Wildcats allowed 75.

Cat's receive votes in first ESPN/US Today Poll

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1. Kansas 2. Michigan State 3. Texas 4. North Carolina 5. Kentucky 16. Oklahoma 31. Oklahoma State 32. Missouri 39. K-State 47. Texas A&M Take the preseason rankings as they are, preseason. I personally think Mizzou is a little high, but I completely disagree with Kentucky's top 5 ranking.

Josh Freeman to get his first NFL start (Nov. 8)

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Well this took only a few games sooner than I had originally thought. Let's hope he can turn around (or at least get a win...) for the 0-7 Bucs.

Banks takes yet another ST Player of the Week Award

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So what's the over/under that Banks will return a total of 5 this season? Also, I'm a little surprised that Daniel Thomas was omitted after a 4-touchdown performance. Rodney Stewart only had two...

Bucs aquire familiar target for Freeman

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I was a little surprised to hear that Yamon Figurs wasn't employed by some NFL team for his punt return skills. Evidently he may get a shot at receiver with Tampa Bay. For more information and follow up, check out Buc'Em - the Tampa Bay Buccanears SB Nation blog.

K-State picked to finish 4th in Preseason Coaches Poll

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No real surprises here - maybe except Baylor dropping off a little. Hey Frank, can you live up to and exceed expectations?

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