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Jug Of News (06.21.12)

Welcome to our humble abode. Pull up a seat and grab a glass for a sip from today’s Jug of News. Hit the jump for college football getting a new playoff system, K-State baseball news, KSU has some really smart athletes, and a Brady Bauman profile of a KSU basketball recruit.

The biggest news of the day is that the conference commissioners (and Notre Dame AD, Jack Swarbrick) have apparently agreed on a format for the new college playoff. While I believe my proposal would have been cleaner and less prone to controversy, I can certainly live with what they’ve proposed. The basics: semifinals in the current bowl system, with the championship bid out. Teams to be selected by a selection committee. I will be posting an article with more in-depth analysis of the new plan later today.

In baseball news, Jared King is collecting some personal hardware. He was one of 15 players named to the first team of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region team. Only a sophomore, King will be returning to the field for the Cats in 2013.

On the academic side of things, the latest Academic Progress Reports were released. Kansas State had reason to be happy, as all of our programs passed the recently raised benchmarks. Other schools–most notably, UConn–were not so pleased.

Finally, Jug Of Snyder’s own Brady Bauman spoke with Bruce Weber’s first 2013 recruiting commit, Alex Etherington, in his capacity as a reporter for the Manhattan Mercury. He posted a profile of the 3-star prospect– a 6’6″ small forward–at the Mercury‘s website. Keep an eye out for Brady’s latest installment of his weekly column, “Bill Snyder Laughed SO Hard…” which will post exclusively here on JOS later today. His first column “The Coach & The Billy Goat” was hilarious, and his second promises to be equally funny.

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