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Jug Of News (07.26.12)

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 shocking recruiting news that could affect this season’s football team, Pres. Schulz receiving a prestigious appointment, and more.

First, the ugly truth: K-State’s football coaching staff is not chock full of good recruiters. Each year, we prize every 4-star commit as most BCS schools prize their 5-stars. And 5-star recruits heading to K-State are rare as a clear photograph of Bigfoot. With that background, the news yesterday that KSU’s one 4-star from the 2012 recruiting class–wide receiver Marquez Clark–had failed an online junior college English class (!!!) broke across Purple Nation like tsunami. I posted a fairly extensive piece on what happened and what it all means for K-State football.

Changing gears, here are a couple of “brighter note” stories. The K-State men’s basketball team—currently busy preparing for their trip to Brazil—will make two appearances on ESPN’s Big Monday. Given that this has the potential to be a truly special season for the men’s team, this could be a chance to showcase just how far the program has advanced, even outside the shadow of the previous coaching staff. And turning to track, two things: ten members of Cliff Rovelto’s track program were named Academic All-Americans; and the Olympics get underway in just a couple of days now, featuring a favorite K-Stater in high jumper Erik Kynard.

Finally, President Schulz has been appointed to a 4-year term on the NCAA’s prestigious Board of Directors. This is a mark of respect for both Pres. Schulz in particular, as well as the university as a whole.

P.S. Keep an eye out for Brady Bauman’s latest “Bill Snyder Laughed SO Hard…” column, which will post this morning at 7:00.

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:

Meditations On The Dark Knight Rises, In Light Of Aurora

The Big 12 Media’s Preseason Poll: Statistically Breaking Down How They Put KSU 6th

Bill Snyder Laughed SO Hard…: Kate. (obscenity). Upton 

K-State Researchers Play Role In Discovery Of Higgs Boson “God Particle”

Kansas State Baseball In The Pros: July 17

Kevin and Spencer Keitzman Claim Jake Pullen Is A Serial Criminal

Spencer Kietzman: Cat Burglar

What Will The New College Football Playoff Look Like?

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


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