News Briefs: Nov. 17

Tyler Lockett, senior wide receiver, waves to fans during pre-game of the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 2, 2015, his last football game as a K-State athlete. (File Photo by Mason Swenson | The Collegian)

THREE FORMER K-State football greats were nominated for the NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman and Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles were nominated by their teams. Newman and Sproles are in the K-State Football Ring of Honor.

AN IOWA state lawmaker plans to introduce what he called a “suck it up, buttercup” bill targeting “annoying” post-election “hysteria,” the Washington Post reported. Republican Bobby Kaufmann’s bill would cut funding for universities that provide extra resources for post-election counseling and similar activities using taxpayer dollars. It would also create new criminal penalties for protestors who shut down highways.

ROOM AND BOARD will increase for students next year under a proposal submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents Wednesday, according to a letter published in K-State Today by Cindy Bontrager, vice president for administration and finance. If approved, the “typical” rate at K-State would increase by $210 from $8,520-$8,730, or 2.5 percent. Students at the University of Kansas would see the highest increase at $474 and students at Wichita State University would have the highest overall rates at $11,150. Pittsburg State University would have the smallest increase at $128 and the lowest rate at $7,700.

Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.