Derek Smith


A lifelong fan of K-State football, Derek joined the BOTC staff in 2012. Born into a family of Wildcat fans, his first sports memory is watching the 1993 Copper Bowl. He is a firm believer that the 2003 Big 12 Championship was the most perfect game in the history of sports. He lives in Manhattan, KS.


The Texas Longhorns Preview

We're to lucky number seven weeks until K-State football. Here's to hoping that a change of regime in Austin means a return of luck for the 'Cats against this weeks preview subject, the Texas...

Three Wildcats on FWAA award watch lists

More Wildcats on preseason garner preseason honors as Cody Whitehair and B.J. Finney find themselves in the running for the Outland Trophy. Ryan Mueller also found his name on yet another list.



The Big 12 wants its fans to take pride in the new conference logo by displaying custom-made cover photos on social media profiles. But some of the team slogans were just plain silly. BOTC is here...

The Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview

If weeks were seconds, we'd have just enough time for a rodeo-winning bull ride, as Derek's rewind moves to a look at the Cowboys of Stillwater.

The New Big 12 is going to win all of your Pogs


Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby is so proud of the new conference logo. We should let him enjoy it. After all, the poor man is absolutely terrified of Y2K.

The TCU Horned Frogs Preview

Ladies and gentlemen, we are just nine short weeks away from Kansas State football. Derek attempts to speed the process by burning backwards through the schedule to the 'Cats ninth opponent, TCU.

The West Virginia Mountaineers Preview

Ten more weeks and counting until football kicks off in Manhattan. Derek continues his reverse haul through the schedule with a preview of the 2014 West Virginia Mountaineers.

The Kansas Jayhawks Preview

Just 11 weeks remain before football is once again upon us. This week, Derek takes a look at the 'Cats Senior Day opponent, the 2014 Kansas Jayhawks.

The Baylor Bears Preview

Today is the first of 12 remaining Saturdays without K-State football. To help you cope, Derek has cobbled together a look at each of the Wildcats 12 games in 2014. This week, we take a look at the...

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