Looks like I have gone to the dark side. I am doing my masters at KU (KSU actually doesn't have the graduate program I want).
Still a Wildcat at heart. GO STATE.
Is this community alive? While towards the end of my undergraduate program I had some issues that kind of dissapointed me and made me angry at KSU in general, I will always love my cats.
I hope everyone here is well. I hope to get back to Manhattan for a visit eventually, but with the construction of KSU Olathe, I'll have a local Wildcat hub to visit, so I might not need to very much.
Also, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Keep your eyes on the K-State Women's Center and any possible Take Back The Night activities in Manhattan.
Watch the video. It took me a while to put it all together. We're doing some advocacy work to bring the issue to the top agenda. Starting facebook group and e-petition tomorrow, so spread the word!
I'm staying here for my masters!
Was roaming at LJ and realized I was in this community. I've seen the last post has been in April. Are there any alive LJ users at K-state? Was just wondering...
Huggins to coach West Virginia
Jeff Goodman / FOXSports.com
Bob Huggins is returning to West Virginia.
The Kansas State head coach, who took over the program a year ago, has reached a tentative agreement to coach the Mountaineers, according to sources close to the situation.
Huggins is expected to get on a plane and fly to Morgantown later today. A news conference is slated for Friday.
Huggins met with representatives from West Virginia in Ohio in the past few days — after John Beilein left for Michigan. He returned to Manhattan on Wednesday night and reached the decision to leave Kansas State for West Virginia. He then met with the president and athletic director at Kansas State and while he was torn with the decision, he has decided to return home.
Huggins, 53, was born in Morgantown and played at West Virginia. He was also a graduate assistant at the school.
Huggins was passed over last time the job opened — partially because West Virginia president David Hardesty Jr., was not a Huggins supporter. Hardesty is retiring in September and does not have much — if at all — to do with the hiring this time around.
A new president will likely be selected in the next two weeks.
This decision wasn't about money.
Huggins was hired by Kansas State athletic director Tim Weiser a year ago and Huggins felt some loyalty because Weiser and the administration has been good to him — after he was fired at Cincinnati.
Kansas State finished 23-12 and made it to the NIT this past season and were expected to be even better next year. Athletic forward Bill Walker is scheduled to return from a torn ACL and Huggins was also set to add one of the most talented players in the country, forward Michael Beasley, along with point guard Jacob Pullen — a critical piece of the team because of his toughness and ability to run a team.
It's unclear whether Beasley and Walker will try to follow him to West Virginia. Beasley would have to be let out of his letter-of-intent while Walker would have to sit out a year due to transfer rules.
Jeff Goodman is a senior college basketball writer for FOXSports.com. He can be reached at GoodmanonFOX@aol.com.
I just received the following through email. Does anyone know if this is accurate?
"Save The Coach - Bob Huggins
SAVE THE COACH RALLY APRIL 4th!!!
A rally today has been informally scheduled to be held at Bramlage Coliseum in honor to fight and keep Head Basketball Coach Bob Huggins.
Coach Huggins has been approached by this alma mater, the University of West Virginia, and offered the head coaching position. Coach Huggins has been reported to be very torn at the moment between his loyalty to K-State and his love for his alma mater.
Huggins was born in Morgantown, WV, played for them and graduated magna cum laude. His father was a legendary high school coach in the state as well. Him and his family have been in Cincinnati the past weekend and are heading back to Manhattan to arrive there sometime between 6pm-8pm tonite, April 4th.
A source close to the program said an informal rally of students, Manhattan citizens, and K-State fans from afar will meet at Bramlage at 5:30 with the
K-State band and other athletic department officials to show "Huggy" the love he deserves. It is said that the goal is to get between 5000-10,000 fans there.
Some fans have even pledged to drive from as far as 2 hours away for the event. We need as many K-Staters as possible to spread the word via the Internet, text message, phone calls, and fliers to get the word out to Save The Coach. This thing is on the brink and could go either way. This would be a devastating blow to K-State basketball if we lost Coach Huggins. Most likely all the high ranking recruits would ask for their release and go to other schools if he left.
Please forward on to as many K-Staters as you can.
-The Purple Nation"
(#4) Texas 42
There's not much to say beyond that.