Though center Dalton Risner arrived on Kansas State’s campus two years ago, he has already made 13 starts and appears destined for three more seasons atop the depth chart. For now, he is K-State’s lone returning starter up front, and coaches are leaning on him for leadership.
After a disappointing showing at the NCAA championships, Akela Jones hopes for redemption at the Rio Olympics, where she will compete in the high jump and the heptathlon for her home nation of Barbados.
Kansas State freshman guard Cartier Diarra gave up a potential dancing career to play basketball. Diarra is one of the most athletic newcomers on K-State’s basketball roster. Diarra, a 6-foot-4 guard, has a 43-inch vertical leap.
Newton offensive lineman Aidan Mills orally committed to K-State on Wednesday, and he is the fourth in-state blocker to commit to K-State in the past week. The other three are Harrison Creed (Ulysses), Adler (Trinity Academy) and Rivas (Hutchinson).
K-State track and field coach Cliff Rovelto will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. at the Rio Olympics. Rovelto has coached individuals in past Olympics, but this will be his first stint with the team.
Miami point guard and Kansas State transfer Angel Rodriguez is the Hurricanes' unquestioned leader and has led his team into a Sweet 16 showdown against Villanova on Thursday in Louisville, Ky. (Tony Adame/The Wichita Eagle)
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