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K-State Slate: 2.13.14

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Another tough loss for the young Lady Cats, and we take a moment to recognize journalistic integrity.

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Previously on BotC:

Curtis's Big 12 Power Rankings, and mattisbear from Our Daily Bears joins Ahearn and Derek on this week's edition of Bring on the Podcast.

Men's Basketball:

FOX's Louis Ojeda: "We waited until basketball season. Now what?"

Kelly McHugh at Sports Extra highlights the myriad ways Bruce Weber supports charity. It's a pretty impressive resume.

If I'm going to light into one guy Wednesday for being an unprofessional cretin, it's only fair to note another guy behaving with integrity. So in that vein, let's recognize Tom Keegan at the Lawrence Journal-World; while he of course pointed out KU's failures, he gives the Wildcats full credit for their talent and effort, and there's not a single condescending back-handed compliment to be found. He flat out says K-State was the "team that made the most good basketball plays." He even complimented the crowd. Kudos, Tom, and enjoy the inaugural Bring on the Cats Journalistic Integrity in Opposition Coverage award.

Women's Basketball:

Lady Cats fall 69-63 to Texas, and Corbin McGuire has the details. Other recaps: the official K-State recap, the official Texas recap, David Embers at The Collegian, and uncredited staff at the Austin American-Statesman.

The Collegian's John Zetmeir says the problem is simply youth and inexperience.

Baseball:

You thought a bunch of poll rankings between 18-25 was impressive? Well how about this: ESPN's pre-season power rankings are out, and they've got the BatCats ranked FIFTH.

Kellis Robinett offers a preview of the season at the Star.

Tuesday, members of the BatCats went around Manhattan to personally deliver season tickets to local purchasers.

Track:

The Wildcats return to Ames for the second of three times this season for the Iowa State Classic. This is a massive event, with over 100 All-Americans and 48 schools from 16 conferences including Auburn, Boston College, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Purdue, SMU, Syracuse, Texas, Villanova, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin. It's a two-day event on Friday and Saturday.

Women's Golf:

The Lady Cats head to Tallahassee for the oddly-designed Florida State Match-Up from Friday-Sunday. They'll be partnered with Mississippi State in a field including Clemson, Kansas, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Virginia, and the host Seminoles. Further information available via FSU.

Equestrian:

Saturday afternoon, the fourth-ranked WIldcats head down to Stillwater for a titanic conference tussle with sixth-ranked Oklahoma State. K-State's already pocketed one win over the Cowgirls this season.