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 Frank Marin-castoff Nick Russell feeling at home at SMU, NFL K-Staters in the news, Arthur Brown making another list, NBAF funding moving forward, college football playoff developments, and (yes) more expansion news.
Former Wildcat Nick Russell, who Frank Martin ran off, has found a home at Southern Methodist University. He’s apparently excited about the onset of the Larry Brown Era at the school, and I think Nick will thrive under Brown. Having watched a couple of practices during Nick’s time on the team, I was not surprised at all when he left after the 2010-11 season. At some point, I may put what I know about that situation in an article. Hopefully, I can get Nick to talk to me for it.
In football news, KSU alum and current Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson sat down for a Q-and-A with the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Jordy’s an interesting guy, and it’s well worth the read. Fellow K-Stater Jon McGraw–who also grew up in Riley, KS, as Jordy did– visited some kids at Basehor-Linwood. Fun was had. The Tonganoxie Mirror reported on it.
Arthur Brown made it onto ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben’s list of defenders who should be considered for the Heisman, but won’t be. It’s complicated. He explains what he means here.
Funding for the Nation Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), which is to be built in the Little Apple, has been approved by unanimous voice vote in the House Appropriations Committee. This would bring a ton of money to both the university and the area. This is a good good good thing.
No more energy to write about the expansion issue. Here is a story about how new Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby has Big 12 expansion on his agenda.