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 a K-Stater going into the Hall of Fame, Bruce Weber filling out the KSU basketball coaching staff, Kansas State baseballers showing how smart they are, a David Ubben chat (not with me), more realignment stuff, and the NCAA passing some new regulations intended to get Frank Martin (and others) to calm the down on the sideline. Also, Texas is really really rich.
As I wrote about in yesterday’s piece on Mark Simoneau, the legendary Kansas State linebacker is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He’s the second K-Stater (Gary Spani, also a linebacker, was the other), and the first who played under Bill Snyder, to be so honored.
Yesterday, K-State announced that basketball coach Bruce Weber has finished filling out his coaching staff. Coach Weber has hired Brad Korn, who played under Weber at Southern Illinois from 1999-2003, as the Director of Basketball Operations. Korn was a full assistant coach under Chris Lowery–who is now Weber’s top assistant–for eight years at Southern Illinois.
Brad Hill’s Wildcat baseball team may be struggling on the field, but they are excelling in the classroom. The team tied a school-record by placing seven players on the Academic All-Big 12 Team.
ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben held his weekly chat. Various Kansas State-related topics were discussed, as was realignment.
Speaking of realignment, Coley Harvey, of the Orlando Sentinel, looks at how the plot is thickening with regards to Florida State, CNBC’s Darren Rovell examines the financial aspects of realignment, concluding that it will take ten years to fully understand whether or not the moves that have been made (and those that will be made over the summer) make logical sense.
Finally, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Rules Committee met recently. They decided to push for a crackdown on showboat coaches, whose histrionics often overshadow the game itself, and–as I reported in an earlier story on why Frank Martin really left KSU–alienate their own players. Here’s hoping they “crack down” on showboat officials as well. It’s nauseating to see an official go into a big flamboyant show in making an important call, just to play to the crowd.