Andy Katz, of ESPN.com, caught up with Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin in Orlando, and wrote a nice article about his rise up the coaching ranks and the success he has experienced with Kansas State.
An excerpt from the article: Kansas State is showing no signs of disappearing from the national scene under Martin. If anything, the Wildcats are getting stronger as a major force, despite not being in a major media market, getting overshadowed by Kansas and essentially being forgotten during all the expansion talk in the spring.
“I was anxious; I can’t say that I wasn’t,” said Martin of KSU possibly being left out had the Big 12 disbanded. “We had no voice as far as men’s basketball, and nobody cared what I thought and nothing I could say or do would change the opinion or minds of people.”
But Kansas State stayed put, and so did every other school except Nebraska and Colorado, which will only make the Big 12 stronger in hoops as a 10-team league. After years of mediocrity, the Wildcats are again a part of that equation.– Kansas State and Oregon have decided to cancel their upcoming home-and-home football series, scheduled to start in 2011.
The Register-Guard, in Oregon, speculates that K-State athletic director John Currie will replace the Ducks with Eastern Kentucky in 2011. (more…)