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Wildcat Football Inches Closer

Football season nears, but the basketball team is actually playing games.

Cody Whitehair will start in his NFL debut.
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Yesterday at Bring on the Cats, Wildcat00 continued her series on K-Staters competing in the 31st Olympiad with a look at distance runner Beverly Ramos, and the profile on Jeffery Julmis will be out a little later this morning. Also yesterday, BracketCat continued to count us down to the season with #23 Blake Richmeier.

Today is 22 days until kickoff, so that means today’s BracketCat player profile is 6th-year senior captain Dante Barnett. If you want to see Dante, or any of the other Cats before the season starts, your only chance is this Saturday as K-State Football holds it’s annual Fan Appreciation Day. Yes, it’s only an hour of practice (followed by autograph signing), but just maybe we’ll get to see something fun (like if one QB takes two more snaps than any other). Over at the Abilene (KS) Reflector Chronicle, Ron Preston made his preview of the K-State QB battle, and unfortunately whoever gets the nod won’t have Abilene’s own Cody Whitehair blocking for him (who will get the starting nod at LG for the Chicago Bears tonight in their opening preseason game). Kellis Robinett at via the KC Star takes a look at Cal transfer Cedric Dozier, and how he’s looking at his fresh start at K-State.

The men’s basketball has not gotten off to a very auspicious start. After getting stuck in Atlanta because of the Delta computer crash, and getting to Rome a day later than planned, they were forced into a quick turnaround that saw them lose to their first opponent on this euro trip, LCC International University, 82-75. It wasn’t all bad, however, as D.J. Johnson opened the trip with a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double effort. Xavier Sneed scored 11 off the bench as the only other Wildcat in double figures, and Corble Ervin had a nice all-around game with 8 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and two steals. The Cats return to action tonight, 6:30pm Rome time (so 11:30am CDT), to take on BC Silute.