Aveen Alkhatib (left), sister of Weesam (middle) and Shwan Alkhatib, pose for a photo after Kansas State upset Texas 45-42 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in 2006. Credit: Cole Manbeck-MANHATTAN MERCURY

Jug Of News (07.03.12)

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 a fantastic piece by Cole Manbeck on Fatty and his brother, the latest installment of Kansas State Baseball In The Pros, and more.

Shwan “Fatty” Alkhatib may well be the most famous non-celebrity (read: Stonestreet, Kirstie Alley) fan KSU has ever had. And he was famous for all the right reasons. Fatty’s videos were legendary, as was his sense of how to do the message boarding thing exactly the right way. Cole’s beautiful article,  about the lives and deaths Shwan and his brother Weesam, is an absolute must-read.

In much less important news (in the grand scheme of things), yesterday JOS released our most recent edition of Kansas State Baseball In The Pros. This installment focused on the Double A guys, including Evan Marshall, Nate Tenbrink, and Justin Bloxom. Of the three, Marshall is currently playing the best baseball, having been named to the All-Star team, but the other two are having excellent seasons as well.

Finally, the player Bruce Weber calls “the surprise of the summer” might actually surprise you: Omari Lawrence. Only the most hardcore fans will even know what position Lawrence plays, without having to scramble to Kstatesports.com to look it up on a roster.

Some older stories, in case you missed them:

Ryann Krais Finishes 7th At The U.S. Olympic Trials

The Big 12 Is Better Without Missouri and Texas A&M

Erik Kynard Is An Olympian

Kansas State Baseball In The Pros

Wildcat Weekly Wrap (06.30.12)

What Will The New College Football Playoff Look Like?

Bill Snyder Laughed SO Hard…: Katy Perry Gets Me Through It

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