Jug Of News (08.06.12)


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 an Olympics-intensive update and NASA trying for Mars.

Erik Kynard has officially taken another huge step on the path toward an Olympic medal. Yesterday, as three of his fellow members of the world high jumping top 10 fell by the wayside, Kynard jumped well. He cleared 7-06.00 on his second attempt, easily making it to the finals. He is joined there by fellow Cliff Rovelto athletes Jamie Nieto and Jesse Williams.

And yet, KSU’s presence at the London Olympics is not limited to Kynard alone. As detailed in our Saturday article, five other Olympians have KSU ties. You can also find fairly comprehensive K-State-related Olympics coverage at the page KStateSports.com has dedicated to the subject.

Finally, as I put the finishing touches on yet another Jug Of News, NASA’s incredible Curiosity Rover hurtles into the atmosphere of Mars. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around that fact. It’s completely amazing what we as a species have been able to accomplish. And, in exactly one hour, Curiosity will go “wheels down” on the surface of Mars.


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:

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

Bill Snyder Laughed SO Hard…: I was an Olympian (sort of) 

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

Meditations On The Dark Knight Rises, In Light Of Aurora

What Will The New College Football Playoff Look Like?

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