18 May 2000
 
Sports Update
 

The bleeding has stopped

The bad news is that Baylor swept the Wildcats baseball team over the weekend 16-3, 7-5, and 10-7. The good news is
that the bleeding has stopped and the season is over. Kansas State did show some life in mid-season with a seven game win
streak, but that was about it. Kansas State finished the season last in the Big 12 with a conference record of 5-24 overall
19-32.

Kansas State does have one excuse and I believe that itís a reasonable one. The Frank Myers Field is still not complete. A
lot of people believe that this should not have any effect on the team since they are able to play on the field. This would be
similar to having half of your home remodeled and having that half blocked off. You could still live there but it would be an
inconvenience and frustrating. I have not heard the team or the coaching staffs complain about the conditions this year.

I think next year they need to show what they are capable of. They should show good improvement and not let the
opponents come into Manhattan and slap them around like a stepsister.

Now that the bleeding has stopped they need to let the wounds heal and get ready for the next season in their brand new
facility. They need to come out in the 2001 season refreshed and show the fans that they are a completely different team than
before.

Kansas State University names

new Sports Information Director

Kansas State Director of Athletics Max Urick announced Doug Dull, the assistant director of athletics for media relations at
the University of California, Davis since 1991, has been named sports information director at Kansas State.

In overseeing the Wildcat sports information office, Dull will coordinate all the publicity and media relations for the athletic
department and its 16 varsity sports. He is scheduled to begin his new assignment at Kansas State on June 1.

Dull, 42, earned his bachelorís degree in sports administration from Maryland in 1981. He replaces Kent Brown, who was
recently named assistant director of athletics for media relations at the University of Illinois.

Football

Is everybody readyyyy for FOOTBALL?