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K-State Slate, 9/18/09


Click the jump for K-State sports news and notes.

First of all, apologies for the site going dark yesterday.  I was out of town and the other authors were variously occupied with real-life pursuits, so no Slate or any other posts yesterday.  We'll try to make up for it today.


Austin Meek, Topeka Capital-Journal -- KSU tries new scheduling recipe: Excellent job by Meek of finding a fresh story angle.  Bash him all you want, but "Bill Snyder-style" scheduling is such a phenomenon now that it's getting more expensive for schools to schedule patsies at home.

Quickly: The TCJ's notes section discusses sacks, the curious case of Sammuel Lamur, sleeping on planes, and the next Snyder ... Daniel Thomas says to expect a lot more Wildcat formations against UCLA ... Speaking of Thomas, Meek writes that he was the positive K-State fans can take from the Louisiana game ... Kevin Haskin on K-State's travel bug in the non-conference schedule.


After looking good in losses to Minnesota and Michigan to begin the season, the K-State volleyball team is sliding downhill quickly.  On Wednesday, the Wildcats dropped their opening Big 12 matchup at home to perennial doormat Oklahoma.  It doesn't get easier this weekend, as K-State travels to Waco, Texas, (my favorite city in the whole wide world...not) to play ranked Baylor.


So we thought true freshman Richard Brehaut would be starting for UCLA on Saturday, but apparently Rick Neuheisel is not so sure now.  Meanwhile, ryebrearaz has three keys for UCLA to beat K-State this weekend.

Around the Blogosphere

From Bill C. at Rock M Nation, this week's BTBS Box Scores for the Big 12.  If you love Sabermetrics in baseball, get ready for the football version.  Just make sure to read the primer first.

Meanwhile, an interesting perspective from our friend Curtis Kitchen over at 810 WHB.  Kitchen believes Snyder should focus on recruiting, not on coaching, this season by drawing some parallels between the 2009 Wildcats and the 1997 Oklahoma Sooners.  Good stuff, as always, from Curt.

The Fourum


Shouting "Everyone turn away!" before kissing your girlfriend has the opposite of the intended effect.

Oh squiggly line in my eye fluid. I see you there lurking on the periphery of my vision, but when I try to look at you, you scurry away. Are you shy, squiggly line? Why only when I ignore you do you return to the center of my eye. Oh squiggly line, it is all right. You are forgiven.

Hey, why is it that most Christian songs talk about Jesus?

I'm thinking of making a Youtube video screaming, "Leave Beth alone!"

Note: If anybody does make a "Leave Beth alone!" video on YouTube, I promise we will post it here on BOTC.

Speaking of YouTube videos I will post, this is exactly why Nebraska fans will always be near and dear to our hearts.  When the 10th word of the video is "faggots" and is titled "A reality check for the K-State fags," you know the video is going to be good.

Why KSU is always going to be a doormat. (via eternaldeadman)

Keep representing all that is good up in Nebraska, eternaldeadman!