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It might be Iowa State’s homecoming, but it’s also a homecoming for Jesse Ertz, plus a look at the Big 12’s basketball media day.

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Previously

Luke Thompson and BracketCat sat down with CyHawk to discuss this week’s Farmageddon, and the need for a trophy.

Then Derek Smith brought us video of freshman Kyle Ball discussing his first career sack.

Also yesterday, our dear friend at WRNL, Narrow Right, posted a series of articles chronicling the meeting between Cy and the Wizard. Make sure you catch part one, part two, and part three.

Football

Kyle Ball was the talk of Kansas State football, after recording his first career sack in his first play for the Wildcats. (Derek Smith, Daily Union)

Ball said the play felt like an “out of body” experience, but the hard work and determination he has displayed in practice put him in the position to make a play. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

There were inconsistencies on both sides of the ball during the Texas game, which makes Bill Snyder’s praise of Jordan Willis that much more impressive. (Dave Skretta, AP)

It might be homecoming for Iowa State this weekend, but it’s also a homecoming for Kansas State’s starting QB, Jesse Ertz. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

Men’s Basketball

Wesley Iwundu hasn’t played in a NCAA Tournament game since his freshman season, and it falls on him as the senior leader to help get the team back to the big dance. (Blair Kerkhoff, KC Star)

Everyone who complains about Big 12 refs get ready. There are new rules and interpretations coming this season and expect more angst from players, coaches, and fans. (Matt Galloway, Capital Journal)

Fairly or not Bruce Weber will be linked and compared to Brad Underwood, and you can bet fans will not be quiet if Underwood finds quick success at Oklahoma State. (Vahe Gregorian, KC Star)

Bruce Weber, Carlbe Ervin, D.J. Johsnon, and Wesley Iwundu participated in the annual Big 12 basketball media day yesterday at the Sprint Center. (kstatesports.com)