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 K-State footballers being named to some prestigious watch lists, K-State athletics getting its financial house in order, and a new writer joining the JOS team.
Several KSU football players are getting some much-deserved preseason accolades. Senior quarterback Collin Klein has been named to the Maxwell Award Watchlist–an award that is sometimes a precursor to a Heisman trophy. And on the other side of the ball, fellow seniors, linebacker Arthur Brown, and defensive back Nigel Malone, have been named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive player.
The Kansas City Star has an interesting article on how KSU athletic director John Currie put the pieces back together after the Ron Prince (and other issues) debacle left to him by the previous administration. One big piece of the puzzle was to “open up the shop”, so-to-speak, and run a much more transparent operation. I have made my admiration for Currie’s work as athletic director clear, and this article only cements what I already felt about the job the man has done.
Finally, Jug Of Snyder has added another writer to our staff. Danna Voegeli will be writing a semi-weekly column on sports marketing, as well as other issues that catch her well-trained eye. I will have a more thorough, stand-alone post introducing Danna to the website’s readers either later this week or early next.
Also, Kevin Kietzman–and his son, Spencer–are lying liars, who tried to convince people that former K-State great Jacob Pullen is a serial criminal. Just keeping that little tidbit front-of-mind, in hopes that people will pressure them both into issuing a full retraction and an apology.
Some older stories, in case you missed them: