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 Ryann Krais in the Olympic Trials, KSU golfer Hanna Roos winning in Sweden, the Big 12 welcoming TCU and West Virginia, and more.
Ryann Krais was disappointed with her performance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Of that, there can be little doubt. After winning the Big 12 title, she finished 14th in the NCAAs, as the defending champion, which had to leave a bitter taste. It goes without saying that she is much happier about her performance at this weekend’s Olympic Trials. After finishing Day 1 in 10th place, she competed well on Day 2, ending with her personal best points scored, and finishing 7th overall. While she won’t join Erik Kynard as an Olympian–she would have had to finish in the Top 3 to do that–her performance brings her K-State career to a satisfying conclusion.
Speaking of Erik Kynard, JOS humor columnist Brady Bauman–in his day-job capacity as a sportswriter for the Manhattan Mercury–spoke with former KSU Olympian Nathan Leeper about Erik Kynard. The story Brady wrote for the Merc is well worth a read.
You may have heard, the Big 12 is swapping a couple of lower-tier football teams, for some better ones. Marshall Meek did a fine job showing how the Big 12 is better for having replaced Missouri and A&M with West Virginia and TCU. Over the weekend, this swap became official, as the Big 12 officially welcomed the two new members. I will also take this time to tease a story I’m researching on how Texas has almost completely scuttled the Big 12 expansion that earlier this summer seemed almost a fait accompli.
Finally, rising senior Hannah Roos competed in a golf tournament in Sweden this past weekend. She played extremely well, winning the tournament by five strokes.
Some older stories, in case you missed them: