Jug Of News (08.01.12)


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 KSU’s Civil Engineering researchers doing work that actually matters in the real world, the men’s basketball non-conference schedule being released, Meshak Williams joining the award watchlist parade, and more.

I don’t know how I missed this story when Jennifer first wrote it about a week or so back. This is the kind of KSU news that I love to find a place for–and that no one else covers. A team of our civil engineers has done some great work. They came up with a way to prevent bridge collapses. Honestly, I take as much pride in the research our people do, on things like autism, cancer, and bridge collapses, as I do in our sports teams. If that seems odd to some, I’m fine with it.

In sporting news, K-State released the men’s non-conference basketball schedule yesterday. There weren’t any real surprises, and there are ten true home games on the slate. I hope to take a more in-depth look at the basketball schedule on either Wednesday or Friday of this week, so stay tuned.

Two main items highlighted the news day on the football front. First, Meshak Williams was named to the Hendricks Award watchlist, which honors the best defensive end in the country each season. He joins a long list of other Wildcats who find their names on various watchlists this off-season, including Collin Klein, Arthur Brown, and Nigel Malone, among others.

The last item of note is also regarding football. Apparently, the expansion of Bill Snyder Family Stadium is on schedule. As this type of thing never seems to be on-schedule, I found that news noteworthy.

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…: Praise Tefnut! 

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