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Curtis Kelly Joins The K-State Basketball Staff

Curtis Kelly Joins The K-State Basketball Staff

Bruce Weber announced some additions to his coaching staff today, and I found one of the hires intriguing. Former K-State basketball player Curtis Kelly was added as a graduate student manager. He must be replacing Jordan Henriquez-Roberts, who is no longer listed on the coaching staff. Kelly is one of my favorite K-State players. I loved watching him play and always thought he was an underrated asset to the team. I found Kelly’s senior video on YouTube: And of course,…

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From The Couch – New Coke, Coke Classic, and The NCAA Transfer Portal

From The Couch – New Coke, Coke Classic, and The NCAA Transfer Portal

Bruce Weber spoke to the media on Wednesday about the incoming transfers and the upcoming basketball season.  Here are some quotes of note from the presser: “I know a lot of coaches that I’m friends with that I’ve talked to. I was on the phone with (Missouri coach) Cuonzo Martin yesterday, (Purdue coach) Matt Painter the day before, (Michigan State coach) Tom Izzo last week late in the week. We’re all skeptical. I told President Myers last night at the…

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I Lose a Friend and K-State Loses A Superfan Way Too Soon

I Lose a Friend and K-State Loses A Superfan Way Too Soon

   My friend and K-State superfan Scott Thomas died early this morning after a battle with lung cancer.  He was 50 years old.  A mutual friend and I drove to see him in Hutchinson yesterday.  He was aware we were there, but he could not really speak or communicate with us.  It was hard to see him in that condition, but I’m glad we made the last-minute trip to spend some time with him.  Just hours after we left he…

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From The Couch – Moral Victories Are Good Enough For Some K-State Basketball Fans

From The Couch – Moral Victories Are Good Enough For Some K-State Basketball Fans

   The Kansas State basketball team played its best game of the season yesterday afternoon.  Unfortunately, they saved that effort for a game against one of the best teams in the country, the Baylor Bears.  Baylor won the Big 12 quarterfinal game 74-68.  Some K-State fans on social media celebrated the loss as if Bruce Weber had just led the Wildcats to the national championship.  It was quite bizarre to witness.  The fans weren’t the only ones celebrating.  Bruce Weber…

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From The Couch – A Comfortable Win For These “Young Guys”

From The Couch – A Comfortable Win For These “Young Guys”

   A good win in game one of the Big 12 tournament tonight for K-State, beating TCU 71-50.  Nijel Pack led the Wildcats with 23 points, making five three-point baskets.  Mike McGuirl added 17 points. A strong defensive performance and a 16-0 run helped propel K-State to the victory. The competition gets much more difficult tomorrow against number one seed Baylor.  Baylor beat K-State twice during the regular season, by 31 points in game one and by 48 points in…

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