Jug Of News (06.04.12)


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 a new columnist here at JOS, some recruiting news on both the basketball and track fronts, and more.

As mentioned in yesterday’s first edition of the new feature column “Weekly Wildcat Wrap”, we are welcoming another new writer to the JOS staff. Marshall Meek will initially be responsible for writing the Saturday morning WWW featured column, but will be offering his views on various subjects as he begins to “get his sea legs” as a writer here at JOS.

Some big recruiting news broke over the weekend, in two different sports. Track being a non-revenue sport, the brilliance of head coach Cliff Rovelto is often overlooked, even by the most ardent fans of K-State. This weekend, he continued his coaching wizardry, adding eight signees to an already impressive recruiting class.

On the basketball side of things, head coach Bruce Weber made an early scholarship offer to 2013 recruit Nathan Harris. Time will tell on this young man, as he is facing a very important stretch of tournaments with his Dallas Mustangs AAU club.

Some Big 12 basketball news broke over the weekend, as the league announced that conference basketball tournament will stay in Kansas City until at least 2016. I was genuinely surprised by this news, as I did not expect the league to keep the tournament in a state in which they have no presence, now that Missouri has left. Also, new commissioner Bob Bowlsby has weighed in on some issues currently facing the league.

Finally, K-State golfer, Gianna Misenhelter has qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Public Links. Congratulations to the Overland Park, Kansas native on this achievement.