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 Collin Klein finding his name on an altogether different kind of list, a full update on K-State baseballers in the pros, and more.
Collin Klein is a different kind of quarterback than K-State has ever had. Sure we’ve had some really great running QBs in the past. And we’ve had quarterbacks who did great things off the field. But to combine both of those in the way that Klein does is unique to him, and yesterday, he was named a candidate for this season’s ACFA Good Works Team, in recognition of those things he does off the field.
Also in football news, Mike Huguenin demonstrates his toweringly inadequate knowledge of Kansas State football, in placing us at #31 in his preseason rankings. Prepare yourself to be unranked in the preseason, folks, because there’s a lot of this kind of ignorance out there.
On the basketball front, Bruce Weber and the guys are making the most of their added practice time, as they prepare for the Brazil trip. By all accounts, things are going very well, and perhaps we’ll get to see a Wildcat team that runs an actual offense this season.
Finally, there are several K-State alums playing professional baseball. Yesterday–despite some initial post scheduling snafus on my part–we took a look at how those guys are doing, in their quest to play in the major leagues. At this point, Carlos Torres is the only former Wildcat playing in the majors, as a pitcher for the Colorado Rockies.
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: