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Links for lunch

As you could expect, Michael Beasley is dominating the conversation in K-State circles today.

Yahoo! Sports first reported yesterday that the former Kansas State star checked into a rehab facility, and ever since columnists everywhere have speculated on whether he would have been better off staying in Manhattan past his freshman year.

Bob Lutz of the Wichita Eagle had this to say about it.
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Yahoo! Sports: Beasley in rehab center

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, former Kansas State basketball star Michael Beasley has checked into a rehab center in Houston.

You can read the story here. He says several sources told him that Beasley, now with the Miami Heat, will stay in the facility “for a minimum of 30 days with little outside contact.”

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In the Big 12, K-State is Quarterback U

Steve Grogan

The Altoona Mirror recently published an incredibly well researched story about what college programs have pumped out the most starting quarterbacks in the NFL, and according to that research Kansas State is tops in the Big 12.

Thanks to the professional play of Steve Grogan (pictured above with the Patriots), Lynn Dickey, Dennis Morrison and Dan Manucci, the Wildcats can easily claim the title of Quarterback U in their conference.

Combined, Kansas State alums have started nearly 250 games in the NFL. No other Big 12 team can say their past players started even 200.

That’s a pretty wide margin. And with Josh Freeman joining the Tampa Bay Bucs, that margin may grow wider.

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Links for Lunch

A decent amount of media came out to Manhattan yesterday for Kansas State’s Fan Appreciation Day practice. That means there are a decent amount of links to devour for lunch today.

Hope you’re hungry …
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In case you missed it

During the past month, there were more than a few significant pieces of Kansas State news that came up.

In case you missed them, here’s a look back.

For starters, K-State guard Denis Clemente had this amazing H-O-R-S-E style shot go up on YouTube. It has since been viewed as much as “The T.O. Show.”


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I’m here … Now let’s get started

Greetings everyone, Kellis Robinett here.

I’m your new Kansas State beat writer and K-Stated blog aficionado.

Today is my first day on the job, and I can’t wait to get started. Covering the Wildcats and writing for their extremely loyal fan base (you) is an opportunity I’ve always wanted to have. I’m pumped I get the chance to do it.

But seeing as how you’ve been without KSU updates for about a month now, I’m not going to force an introductory piece on you.

I guess if you really want to know about my background I’ll put something in after the jump. Otherwise, stay tuned for as many posts as you can handle. One thing you should probably know about me is that I blog a lot. I also twitter. Feel free to follow along for even better coverage.

But right now, with the Wildcats’ season opener just two weeks away, it’s time to dive into K-State football – hard. So let’s get started.
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ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ coming to Bramlage

Kansas State will play host to ESPN’s “College GameDay” telecasts on Jan. 30, leading up to tipoff of the Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks, the Big 12 Conference announced today.

“College GameDay” will air at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day, leading into a 6 p.m. KU-KSU tipoff in Bramlage Coliseum.

K-State is predicted to be a Top 25 team in many early-season polls, returning four starters from a 22-12 team. A five-man recruiting class also figures to make an immediate impact.

KU is thought of as the No. 1 team nationally in the preseason, returning all its top players from last year’s Sweet 16 team.

Thanks

Before I accepted the job at the Eagle, I spoke with a sports editor at a major, major metro newspaper and asked him what I should do. At the time, I was choosing between the Kansas State beat here and the West Virginia beat at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. As it turns out, the P-G never made the hire and froze the position, but I didn’t know that was going to be the case.

Anyway, I asked the sports editor, and this was his advice:

“Go cover K-State because Bill Snyder is out there, and with all of the junior college kids, there’s bound to be a lot of news to break.”

The punchline is that Bill left but is now back, and in three years in between, the amount of news on the beat was far, far more than I (or the sports editor) could have ever imagined. It was just what I needed, and it was essentially what I set out to accomplish.

Having done so, my work here is complete.

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Peace…

So, I’m leaving.

There’s going to be a farewell post later in the week, but before then, I want to have some fun.

Got questions? I’ve got answers, and I won’t hold back.

And before you ask, no, I don’t know what I’m going to be doing next.

No, I didn’t get laid off.

Yes, the Eagle plans to hire someone to fill the position.

Write your questions below and I’ll answer there, too.

Chris Harper says he’s going to K-State

Chris Harper told The Eagle’s Jeffrey Martin this morning that he’ll join the Kansas State football team. He’ll sit out a transfer year and be eligible in 2010.

– Kirk Seminoff