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 the men’s basketball team losing a player, Brady’s historically accurate worship of the Egyptian goddess Tefnut, a very cool Erik Kynard video, and more.
The big news yesterday was that the K-State men’s basketball lost a player. Fortunately, the player was not named McGruder, Henriquez, Rodriguez, or Gipson. No, it was Jeremy Jones who decided he wanted to move back closer to his hometown of Chicago, Illinois for his senior season. After a successful two years at Seward County Community College, Jones failed to live up to expectations last season.
Once more, Brady Bauman brought the funny. Yesterday, he introduced us to his favorite deity, the Egyptian goddess Tefnut. Apparently it is Tefnut we have to thank for the much-needed rains on Wednesday. That, and some very unfortunate stray cats.
In some KSU-related Olympic news, apparently we have more Wildcat representation at the London Games than in any previous year. On the same front, there is an outstanding video of Erik Kynard put out by Kstatesports.com. It will make you want to become a high jumper. My favorite quote: “Erik Kynard. High Jump U. See you in London.”
As the men’s basketball team prepares for their trip to Brazil, they’ve announced they will hold an open practice on August 4. I plan to attend, just to see what the guys are looking like at this point. The anticipation I feel for this basketball season outstrips even how excited I am about the upcoming season of football.
And finally, Wildcat golfers are doing quite well in the Kansas Amateur Open. Day 1 saw five Wildcats advance out of stroke play into the Round of 64. Senior golfer Ben Juffer led the way, shooting a 9-under par 135, to tie for a share of the lead after stroke play.
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: