Daily Archives: Nov. 15, 2010

Jacob Pullen makes regional SI cover

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I’ve got a feeling Sports Illustrated is going to be the most popular magazine in Manhattan this week.

Its college basketball preview issue comes out Wednesday, and Kansas State senior guard Jacob Pullen is featured on one of the magazine’s four regional covers. The Wildcats are ranked third nationally by SI.

Frank Martin glad to be part of marathon

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ESPN is about to get the college basketball season going in style.

From 11 tonight on through 11 p.m. tomorrow, the network will show 24 straight hours of college basketball games. They will be played in every American time zone, and at all sorts of bizarre times.

Feel like watching basketball at 3 in the morning? Well, you’re in luck. Hawaii is hosting Central Michigan! Kansas State takes part in the fun at 3 p.m. against Virginia Tech in what could end up being the most compelling game of the marathon.

K-State coach Frank Martin is just happy to be a part of the big day.

“It’s great,” he said. “There are some teams that are always on TV. But this 24 hours of hoops gives a lot of kids the opportunity to play on national TV that maybe they never would have had. It’s a credit to ESPN that they go into the places they go into to provide an entire day of basketball. It’s also a credit to the schools that sacrifice to play at certain times to support it.

“I’m a fan of it. I’m glad it happens.”

William Powell out for season

William Powell will miss the remainder of the season with an unspecified leg injury.

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder said the Wildcats will have to move on without their speedy kick returner and backup running back during his weekly segment of the Big 12 teleconference today.

Powell, a senior and former walk-on, was last seen two weeks ago blowing by Texas defenders for an eight-yard touchdown late in the game. He was apparently hurt on the play or quickly after. Powell was seen exiting the locker room that day on crutches.

He did not play against Missouri, and will miss K-State’s final two games as well.

The loss is a serious blow to the Wildcats’ special teams unit. Entering last week, Powell led the nation with a kickoff return average of 34.6 yards. He was a threat to score on every kick, and returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Baylor.
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