There’s football news from the sports information staff at K-State:
Kansas State senior Ian Campbell is one of 54 players nationally and six from the Big 12 Conference named to the 2008 Rotary Lombardi Award preliminary watch list, the Rotary Club of Houston announced.
Campbell, a two-time All-Big 12 selection, enters his senior season as one of the top defensive linemen in school history and currently has 16.0 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss over the last two seasons. The Cimarron, Kan., native tied the single-season school record with 11.5 sacks in 2006 and currently needs just two more sacks to enter the school’s top 10 career list.
So there’s that.
Plus, I’m in Manhattan right now, and I was in the basketball office earlier today. I know Matt Figger was at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., recently for the JUCO Region VII tourney – where, I believe, one Tyree Evans was playing for Motlow State – and also in Wichita for the Region VI tourney. Frank Martin was also at Koch Arena yesterday. The target, presumably, is Cowley County’s Montrell McDonald, who had 17 points and nine rebounds in his team’s victory against Coffeyville.
If you want to hear more about K-State’s recruiting – as well as a wide range of other topics – check kansas.com Thursday for my extensive Q&A with Frank. I’m not a self-promoter, by any means, but it’s good stuff. What doesn’t make the cut I’ll post here tomorrow.