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 Marshall Meek’s new column about the new and improved Big XII and the announcement that K-State basketball will participate in the State Farm Battle in Seattle.
Think TCU and West Virginia were a downgrade for the Big XII? Think again. Much has been made about the loss of Missouri and Texas A&M. In his first feature column: The Big XII is Better without Missouri and Texas A&M, Marshall Meek sheds light on a mountain of empirical data that blows holes into what many fans, especially Mizzou fans, hold so dear…the notion they were above average contributors to the success of the Big XII. That data truly tells the story, and as Marshall so aptly points out, we are replacing two teams ranked 7th and 8th all time in Big XII winning percentage with two teams that have dominated their conferences and racked up major accomplishments on a national scale during the last 15 years. Read for yourself. The data is staggering.
In basketball news, it was announced that K-State will play perennial power Gonzaga on December 15, 2012 in the annual State Farm Battle in Seattle. The game marks the third meeting between the two schools and the second in the last three seasons. Gonzaga has posted 15 consecutive 20-win season,s so the opportunity presents itself for K-State to pick up a valuable marquee non-conference victory.
Some older stories, in case you missed them: