Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kevin Haskin: Good Move by K-State to Finally Free Leti

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kevin Haskin: Good Move by K-State to Finally Free Leti

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Musings at the mid-week:

- Leti is free! Good job, Kansas State.

- The right thing was to clear Leticia Romero to transfer. From the get-go, actually, but that did not happen.

- If, indeed, there was protocol to change and hurdles to clear because of university policy, the appropriate changes were made.

- Good luck to Romero, by the way. After the ordeal you experienced, many K-Staters I have corresponded with will be cheering for you.

- Moving forward, let this be a lesson learned for a young athletic director.

- Do not, however, put that ambition on idle, John Currie. Strides made in K-State's facilities are, indeed, impressive, yet needed to maintain competitiveness.

- Baylor and Oklahoma (and on a few returns, Texas) seem to be getting the most love in early Big 12 football projections.

- Bears quarterback Bryce Petty is the favorite for offensive player of the year. Texas end Cedric Reed could top the defensive ballot.

- Bill Snyder says he doesn't read this stuff. Whoever passes along the polling, however, is making the K-State coach smile.

- Baylor's Art Briles is the coach who detects some disrespect as the Bears look to defend their Big 12 crown.

- "I like being in the situation as a program where people are taking shots at us," Briles told the Dallas Morning News. "I mean they're trying to pull us down."

- Coaches play those cards any time, and any way, they can.

- Just the slightest tinge for Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura makes you cringe.

- Seeing his velocity dip because his elbow was ailing Monday against Houston was disconcerting.

- Good to read that tests came back clean. Ventura is invaluable to the Royals ... in terms of both talent, and tickets.

- Read a report pertaining to the NBA Draft that stated Kansas was exercising heavy caution in regard to Joel Embiid and the back injury that kept the freshman center out of the NCAA Tournament.

- Then I remember the hitch in Embiid's step whenever he walked on to the court during the postseason.

- Whatever precautions KU took were prudent. …

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