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 Kynard kicking butt in the Olympic trials, more track news, John Currie opining on the new college football playoff, and more.
When the preliminary round of the U.S. Olympic Trials high jumping competition began, Erik Kynard picked up right where he left off. Kynard was one of only four jumpers to advance to tonight’s finals with a completely clean slate. This means that he went over each height on his first attempt. All four jumpers to accomplish that feat are coached by–you guessed it–K-State track coach, Cliff Rovelto. Have I mentioned how awesome that man is?
In other track news, Ryann Krais and Alyx Treasure start their quests for Olympic glory in the upcoming week. Krais, who was recently named an Academic All-American, is coming off a disappointing finish in the NCAA outdoor championships.
Last week, we took at look at the college football playoff proposal that came out of the commissioners’ meetings. That plan now awaits what promises to be little more than a rubber-stamp from the presidents, which should come this week. K=State athletic director John Currie was interviewed on the subject by a West Virginia radio station.
Over the weekend, Marshall Meek posted the most recent installment of his Wildcat Weekly Wrap, in which he sums up the news in Wildcatland, from the week that was. And, finally, don’t forget to check out Brady Bauman’s latest B-Slush column, “Katy Perry Gets Me Through It“, particularly if you need a good laugh.