Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Danielle McCray selected in WNBA draft with the 7th overall pick.

It was draft night. It was a KU player. That persons number was 4. That person was also a guard. But it wasn't KU's most winningest player in their history Sherron Collins, it was his counter-part Danielle McCray. McCray, who like Collins, is considered one of KU's all time bests in her sport, with her name all over KU's record book. She is only the fifth KU women's basketball player to be selected in the WNBA draft, with the last Jayhawk being Jaclyn Johnson was selected in 2001. She is also the highest Jayhawk selected since Lynn Pride was also selected with the 7th overall pick. She was drafted by the Connecticut Sun

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

KSU Football 2010

Wildcat football fans, Spring is in the air and football is right around the corner. The 'Cats are expecting big things from 4-star running back recruit Demarcus Robinson (Wichita NW) and also 3-star recruit Linebacker Tre Walker (Olathe North). K-State (6-6(4-4 in Big 12) are looking to build off of the return season of Head coach Bill Snyder. There schedule is built around a Thursday showdown with Nebraska on ESPN. They will begin their season with a home game at home against UCLA. At times the Wildcats struggle putting points on the board and this year may be similar but the 'Cats will be lead by there tough hardnosed Bill Snyder defense. On offense the quarterback position is looking like the reigns will be handed to Carson Coffman a year after he lost his starting job to Grant Gregory. The tandem of Robinson and Daniel Thomas will be a bright spot for the 'Cats this year. Look for them to carry the offense at times of struggle.
Here is the schedule for the 'Cats 2010 Football Season:
Sat, Sep 4: UCLA
Sat, Sep 11: Missouri State
Sat, Sep 18: Iowa State at Kansas City, MO
Sat, Sep 25: Central Florida
Thu, Oct 7: Nebraska
Sat, Oct 16: at Kansas
Sat, Oct 23: at Baylor
Sat, Oct 30: Oklahoma State
Sat, Nov 6: Texas
Sat, Nov 13: at Missouri
Sat, Nov 20: at Colorado
Sat, Nov 27: at North Texas
Having that many home games will benefit the Wildcats but the road games will be a good test to show where the 'Cats are at the middle of the year and then at the end of the year.
Be Proud, Be Purple. GO CATS!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

KU Football.

Now that basketball season is officially over (well, the playing part that is), it is time to turn our attention to the other major sport, Football. Like this years Basketball team, last years football team came in with huge expectations. It was a down year in the North, and it looked as if KU would be able to easily win the North for the first time since the formation of the Big 12 with returning talent in Todd Reesing, Jake Sharp, Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe, plus the 31st ranked recruiting class. But like this years basketball team, the season ended in disappointment. Amid controversy over head coach Mark Mangino mistreating players and injuries throughout the season, the team ended the season on a 7-game losing streak and finished the season with a 5-7(1-7) record. After the season Mark Mangino resigned(though there was a heavy chance he was going to get fired anyway). Now it's spring, and a new season has begun. Now taking orders from head coach Turner Gill, the team is hoping to flip their luck around and fight for their first Big 12 north title.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kansas State

K-State fans it is a great time to be a Wildcat. Frank Martin has done a fantastic job getting the program to where it is now. He only looks to build off of this record-breaking season. Looking forward to next season, the Wildcats will bring back 3 of their 5 starters from this season. These players are Jacob Pullen (SR.), Dominique Sutton (SR.), and Curtis Kelly (SR.). Also look for contributions from Big XII sixth man of the year Jamar Samuels (JR.) and Wally Judge (SO.). K-State has a pretty solid recruiting class bringing in Will Spradling, Shane Southwell, and Freddy Asprilla. Look for the Wildcats to return to the NCAA Tournament and prepare for them to head back to the Elite Eight and possibly farther. Be Proud and Be Purple. GO CATS!

Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Go KU

Hello, I am the other writer for this blog, Tyler. After owning the Number 1 ranking for most of the season, there is no need to say that a 2nd round exit in this years NCAA tournament was a disappointment. None the less this year wasn't a bust. They won their 6th straight Big 12 Championship, got to a 33-3 record and a 15-1 Big 12 record. They were picked by many to win it all this year and were considered the most talented team in the nation. Now that the season is over, it is time for Bill Self to start getting ready for next year. KU loses two major contributers to the NBA draft in Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich (and most likely Xavier Henry), but return a lot of expierenced players in Tyshawn Taylor, Tyrel Reed, Brady Morningstar and Marcus Morris who all got major minutes on this years team, not to mention all their talented bench players in Markieff Morris, Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson, Thomas Robinson are the players expected to pick up some minutes this year. They are also trying to get at least one of some of the best recruits in their class in Knight and Selby. So don't fret KU fans, KU should be just fine.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Hello, I am Brody. I am a major KSU fan. Kansas State had a great and historic year this year. The Wildcats had the most wins in school history (29), highest finish in BIG XII (2nd), and highest NCAA tournament seed(#2). After a successful season like this one and with the talent they are bringing in and bringing back, I can only hope to see them build off of this historic season.