Open Mike: Attitude

A coaching change alters everything.  Or does it? Last night marked the first meeting between TCU and K-State in Big XII basketball play.  It also marked the first meeting between two first year coaches in  ...

Open Mike: The Jury is Out

Here we are.  8 months after making a hire that divided K-State fans in unimaginable ways, we're nearing the end of the non-conference season and even the most optimistic fans are staring to wonder what may...

Open Mike: The Faithful Are Rewarded

I bought a shirt. I know, you bought a shirt, too.  We all have a new shirt after last week.  Some have a bunch of new shirts ((I only have one Big XII Championship shirt so far, but I need to get my hands o...

Open Mike: This Time

You hear that? That buzz is telling you something.  We're over it.  No, not completely over having lost the chance to compete for the national championship.  And we're certainly not over the unfair and biase...

Open Mike: Thanksgiving 2012

I realized last week that writing the Thursday posts would mean that I'd be writing on Thanksgiving. No problem, right? All I needed for a topic was to simply list all that I was thankful for... and a week ago,...

Open Mike: The Greatest Day of My Life

Yesterday was my anniversary.  No, I'm not married, but it's been 14 years since November 14, 1998:  The greatest day of my life. But this story begins the night before.  A Friday night with a typical early ...

Open Mike: The Bruce Weber Era Begins

Beloved. What exactly does that mean? The way one would measure how a coach becomes beloved can be a slippery one to grasp.  While one coach may be nicest guy you've ever met, he may not win.  Another co...

Open Mike: 4-2-5

  Number 2. Let that sink in. It doesn't even feel real. I can't tell you how many times I've seen "Is this real life?" ((Or is it just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality...)) ...