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 three Wildcats (none named “Klein”) making the preseason All-Big 12 team, Collin Klein making another watch list, and KSU Cancer researchers doing good work.
The Big 12 media types got together and voted on a preseason All-Big 12 team. Unsurprisingly, given all of the watch lists on which the two have appeared, both linebacker Arthur Brown and cornerback Nigel Malone made the first team. Tyler Lockett made it as a kick returner. But evidently Collin Klein’s 40 touchdowns accounted for last season weren’t quite enough to get him the nod. Instead, the media selected Big 12 newcomer Geno Smith of West Virginia. He’s a perfectly good quarterback, who accounted for 33 TDs last season. Last I checked, 40 > 33, and the point of the game is scoring, so…
Speaking of Optimus Klein, he has found his name on yet another prestigious watch list: The Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s best quarterback. Klein has also struck a bit of fear into the heart of at least one WVU reporter, who takes a look at the problems he and KSU will pose for WVU this season.
Finally (and most importantly), K-State’s Cancer researchers are doing great work. We’ve covered what they’re up to in the past, and just yesterday I found out that they’re putting out a magazine. It’s called Conquest, and it’s well worth a read. Kansas State University is about more than just our sports teams, and this site will cover those things, as long as I am in charge of it.
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: