Kansas State Wildcats news: Wildcats land CJ Jones, NFL Draft is 9 days away

A roundup of all the latest Kansas State Wildcat news and updates.
Mar 3, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas State offensive lineman Cooper Beebe (OL07) during the 40-yard dash in the NFL Combine.
Mar 3, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas State offensive lineman Cooper Beebe (OL07) during the 40-yard dash in the NFL Combine. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jerome Tang landed his second transfer of the offseason with the addition of CJ Jones from Ilinois-Chicago. Jones comes to Kansas State as a 6-foot-5 195-pound guard as a sophomore with two years of eligibility left. Jones was also being recruited by Xavier, Creighton, and Illinois, but there was mutual interest by both Jones and Kansas State as soon as he entered the transfer portal.

Jones had a solid sophomore campaign averaging 13.7 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists. Jones also shoots 37% from beyond the three-point line, which will pair well with Arthur Kaluma, who is Kansas State's best three-point shooter currently. The transfer of Jones is just the second one Tang has landed this season along with Dug McDaniel from Michigan. Depth in the guard position was needed after the transfer of Cam Carter and Dorian Finister.

The NFL Draft is just a little over a week away and Cooper Beebe and Ben Sinnott are gearing up to be early-round draft picks. Beebe and Sinnott are in the top 10 in their positions with Beebe coming in as a top interior lineman and Sinnott coming in as a solid tight end and top fullback.

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Kansas State women's soccer released their fall schedule where they will play 20 games total and 10 home games this year. With the Big 12 expanding to 16 teams, the Wildcats will see new opponents this season. Kansas State will have a full slate of Big 12 games ending their season with the annual Sunflower Showdown match against Kansas. The Big 12 championship this season will be held at CPKC Stadium, home of the Kansas City Current, the first stadium solely for a women's sports team.

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The WNBA draft was held on Monday, April 15 and it was no surprise who was taken with the first overall pick. Iowa star Caitlin Clark was taken by the Indiana Fever with the number one overall pick. She was followed up by Cameron Brink who was taken by the LA Sparks out of Stanford. Clark won't have to go too far from her home in Iowa to continue to professional career.

The men's college basketball coaching carousel is in full swing as several big coaches have made changes. The biggest change came out of Kentucky when John Calipari chose to leave the Wildcats for the Razorbacks in Arkansas. Jerome Tang was the leading candidate for a short time until he announced he still had unfinished business at Kansas State. With the move of Calipari, Kentucky chose to hire Mark Pope out of BYU now causing the Cougars to keep the carousel moving.