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Kansas State Bye Weekend Roundup

Some football features, and Sunday’s soccer and golf action

Trey Dishon made an impact in his first start.
Trey Dishon made an impact in his first start.
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Now that bye week is over, it’s back to normal here at BotC World Headquarters. On with the news:

Football

Both Kellis Robinett and Ken Corbitt penned features on Trey Dishon and Reggie Walker, who have more than adequately stepped in on the Wildcat defensive line.

On ESPN’s Big 12 blog, Max Olson updates his Big 12 power rankings. The idle Wildcats moved up a spot, and Max thinks K-State’s performance against Stanford just keeps looking better every time another Big 12 team stumbles off the field.

The Oklahoma Daily ranks OU’s 10 biggest home games ever. K-State doesn’t make the list itself, but there’s a mention of Red October — that is, October 2000, when OU had to pass through the gauntlet of #11 Texas, #2 K-State, and finally #1 Nebraska. If you’ve ever thought Oklahoma didn’t deserve that 2000 national championship, well, they won all three of those games.

Basketball

Per Brian Snow at Scout, Bruce Weber has landed his first commit for 2017, and he went all the way to Connecticut to get him. Mike McGuirl, a 6’2” shooting guard from East Catholic High in Manchester, picked the Wildcats over a slew of A-10 teams. He’s not ranked at either Scout or 247.

Soccer

The Cats scored first in Little Rock, as Haley Sutter scored in the second minute after intercepting a pass in the UALR box and beating Trojan goalkeeper Sara Small. But 27 minutes later UALR got the equalizer, and with just 11 minutes remaining took the lead after a poor clearance on a cross in front of the Wildcat net. The loss drops K-State to 2-4-2, but the eight-game season-opening road trip is finally over. The Cats host Northern Iowa on Friday night at 7pm.

Golf

The men started their season yesterday in Madison, Wis., at the Badger Invitational. Unfortunately, a combined 7-over — despite a 2-under from Jeremy Gandon — left K-State in ninth place after the first round, nine shots off the lead. The second round is already under way.

The women are also in action, but since wildcat00 is out of the country we can’t force her to go cover it. The Minnesota Invitational teed off at 7:45 this morning in Minneapolis.