We’ve got the bye week blues, so we’re just going to start slingin’ links and let y’all sort out what it all means. (Check back later for this weekend’s television schedule, though.)
Our pal Andrew Hammond, writing for the AP and served via FOX, joins this week’s chorus focusing on the timely return of Dante Barnett. Meanwhile, at the Capital-Journal, Ken Corbitt reports on Matt McCrane — who’s more angry about missing a field goal than he is happy about setting a school record by making 16 in a row.
Patrick McWhorter of the Union Springs (Ala.) Herald profiles local boy Tyler Mitchell, who has surprisingly found himself starting on the Wildcat offensive line.
Up in Ames, the student government at Iowa State has passed a resolution urging the Big 12 to not invite BYU. Don’t they have better stuff to do, like keep Iowa State safe from terrorists? (That’s a joke about resolutions, not a joke about BYU. Simmer down.)
And in the best-(football)-news-for-last category, the Chicago Tribune’s Dan Wiederer leads with the news that the starting center for THA Bears on Sunday will almost certainly be none other than Cody Whitehair.
With the announcement of some more game times, K-State’s men’s basketball conference schedule is now completely set in stone — with the exception of the Cats’ trip to Austin, as the Longhorn Network hasn’t decided on a game time yet.
For the second weekend in a row, K-State is hosting a four-team round-robin event. This weekend, however, they’ll be at Ahearn rather than Bramlage for the Wildcat Classic. The first match the Wildcats win this weekend, assuming they don’t get swept, will be the 300th win of Susie Fritz’s career.
The Volleycats take on Mississippi State — from whence Wildcat Brooke Sassin transferred a couple of years ago — at noon today, and Miami (FL) tonight at 7:30. Loyola (IL) faces Miami at 10am, and plays Mississippi State at 5:30. The 10:30am game tomorrow will be Miami-MSU, followed by K-State and Loyola at 1pm.
All Wildcat games will be on K-StateHD.tv and on 1350 KMAN.
The long, long road trip finally ends this weekend. The Cats go up against Central Arkansas tonight at 6pm, and then head just an hour down I-40 to meet Arkansas-Little Rock at 1pm Sunday. Audio for both games will be on KStateHD.tv and 101.5 in Manhattan; there will be a video broadcast of the UARL game, but it requires a subscription to UALR All-Access.