Sports Update

By Ben Brake

Butler Heading to Next Level

Kansas State Cornerback Jerametrius Butler has decided to forego his senior year at K-State. He will make himself eligible for the 2001 NFL
draft. He probably wonít get picked until sometime after the 3rd round of the draft. I believe it will be sometime after the 5th round when his
name is called.

I donít believe his numbers are good enough to go before the 5th round, but I will be thrilled if he goes earlier than that.

Butler had 41 tackles and 6 interceptions for the season. He is ranked 8th on the K-State charts for career interceptions and is a very good
cover man. DeRon Tyler will probably takeover the starting position after Butlerís departure.

I believe Jerametrius should stay for his final year at K-State, but nobody knows what could happen during the year. He could have a career
ending injury, he could have an All-American performance for the season, or just a mediocre performance.

I wish Jerametrius the best in the NFL and he will definitely be missed next year with the team already losing 12 starters and 25 seniors.

Basketball

Wildcats Scratch the Big Cats 80-59!

How about them Wildcats upsetting the 20th ranked Missouri Tigers 80-59 in Manhattan! When K-State beat Iowa in December that was the
first time in 7 years the Wildcats had beaten a ranked opponent. Now they have beaten two ranked teams within a month. Coach Wooldridge
is doing a great job keeping the team on track and is progressing as the season goes. They still have a lot of work to do on fundamentals and
consistency, but opponents have to take the Cats seriously when it comes down to game time.

K-State was able to hand Missouri its first conference loss of the season; the Tigers are now12-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The
Wildcats are 8-7 overall and 2-2 in conference play. Lookout, the Wildcats may be coming back!

Have a Great Wildcat Weekend!