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 researchers playing a role in the discovery of the “God Particle”, which KSU football players will represent the team at the Big 12 Media Days, Michael Bishop and Willie Murrell going into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, and more.
Yesterday, we posted a story by Greg Tammen about some great work done on the scientific breakthrough in the search for the Higgs boson “God Particle.” Often, as fans of our university, we lose sight of the fact that the purpose of university is education and research. The accomplishments of our researchers, which we’ve tried to highlight over the past few months, while less splashy, are exponentially more important than the exploits of our school’s athletic teams. This is not to denigrate sports in the least, just to put it in the proper perspective. We have researchers doing great work in various fields, including cancer research, autism, and others. We here at JOS love to take a few moments to honor those dedicated professionals from time to time.
In a similar vein, the Topeka Capital-Journal ran a story yesterday about the Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s “Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo.” The event will raise money to fight breast cancer, and is a cause worthy of our support.
The Big 12 Media Days are fast approaching. Set for July 23-24, there will be representatives from each of the ten schools’ football teams present to answer questions. Joining Coach Snyder in representing KSU will be seniors Collin Klein and Arthur Brown, as well as Junior Tre Walker. I was a bit surprised to see Walker’s name, not because he doesn’t deserve to be there as a representative, but just because I assumed Coach Snyder would bring three seniors.
Finally, a couple of K-State alumni have been elected to the Kansas Sports Hall Of Fame. Former star quarterback Michael Bishop joins legendary basketballer Willie Murrell in the class of 2012. It’s a much-deserved honor for both men.
CODA: 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: