KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In this day and age in sports, we don't hear a lot about universities doing it the right way.
There always seems to be the temptation to cut corners in order to get the edge on the competition. While coaches make millions, players want their share, too, and are looking for the quickest way to cash a big check. There's plenty of unscrupulous people out there to help them.
The most recent story involved a middleman who paid Ben McLemore's AAU coach $10,000 to find an agent for McLemore while he was playing basketball at KU.
Success stories at the collegiate level are mostly measured by the number of championships a program can string together.
What the SEC has done in football is truly amazing.
KU's run of Big 12 basketball titles is most impressive.
K-State has pretty much gone under the radar but is quietly putting together one of the greatest feats in conference history.
The Wildcats need only one win on the diamond to pull off a trifecta of major proportion. We're talking about championships in football, basketball and baseball in the same year.
John Currie doesn't get enough credit for what he's done in four years at K-State. Sure, he inherited the best football coach in America, but he made certain other sports became relevant as well.
K-State is not a one-trick pony when it comes to athletics. You don't hear stories about thousands of dollars changing hands over a star player. Not under John Curries' watch.
K-State should be commended for pulling this off. The ‘Cats are doing it the right way.
That's Jack's Smack.