Jug Of News (05.02.12)


Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a seat and grab a glass for a sip from todays Jug of News. Hit the jump for John Currie’s new gig, some more spring game news, the Baseball Cats losing (again), and K-State has won yet another national championship. Oh, and Kyle over at Saturday Blitz had “Craig James” in for a visit regarding the whole ESPN/Sarah J. Phillips fiasco–funny stuff.

Apparently, John Currie’s current job as athletic director of Kansas State doesn’t keep him quite busy enough. He has accepted a position on the board of the Fiesta Bowl, which Austin Meek discusses in this piece for the Capital-Journal. The Fiesta Bowl is desperate to clean up its image, after the recent scandal, and evidently Currie’s “good Boy Scout” image is just what they feel their bowl needs.

While the baseball boys keep losing (this time being steamrolled by Wichita State, 10-3), Kansas State’s “off-brand” teams have added another national championship to the ledger. The KSU Crops Team walked away with the top prize in the NACTA national crops contest, held at Coffeyville Community College.

Lastly, Rob Cassidy has “three lingering questions” after the Saturday’s spring football game. I particularly agree with his question about who will take over at defensive tackle. I have a feeling that the answer to that question will be pivotal to whether this season is one to remember, or simply a nice little 8-4/9-3 “good enough” year. His question about new defensive coordinator Tom Hayes is, I believe, moot. Whatever he brings to the table, it will be better than what Chris Cosh gave us last season.

As promised, I present to you, “Craig James” discussing the sordid saga of Sarah J. Phillips. While that whole situation is disgusting, “Craig’s” take on it is quite… humorous.

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