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Football is only two days away, and soccer plays at home on Friday.

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Two days out. The home opener for K-State Football is nearly here. Purple Power Play in the Park starts tonight, and Manhattan is abuzz with excitement.

Football

Yesterday at Bring on the Cats, Luke and TB chatted with former K-State great Nick Leckey for Bring on the Podcast. And we also brought you week 2 of our recruiting Prep Update, to help you keep track of what K-State’s commits are doing this season for their high school.

Trey Dishon earned his way into the starting lineup partly because of his commitment to the weight room (Lutz, Eagle). This is the same story we heard from Will Geary a few years ago, and that has seemed to work out well so far. Donnie Starks has taken on the role of team communicator and film study champion, and that also gives him the versatility to be moved around the defensive backfield (Corbitt, Capital-Journal).

Down in Florida, FAU is preparing for “perennial Big 12 power” K-State (Phillip Fishman, Palm Beach Post), and there is hope that the Owls can escape Manhattan with a “signature win” for the program (Hans Belot, FAU University Press). To prepare for the environment at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, the Owls have cranked up the noise at practice, but that will only help if FAU can get some consistency from it’s o-line (DeFranks, Sun Sentinel).

Soccer

The K-State soccer team is gearing up for it’s first-ever home opener against Northern Iowa this Friday evening. After a decent showing in their first eight games, tallying a 2-4-2 record, the SoccerCats are excited to finally play at home in front of what could be a sold-out crowd (Corbitt, C-J).