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Slate: Tuesday Smorgasboard

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A little of this, a little of that on K-State’s plate

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Kansas State
Up is down; down is up. Are we complaining about the wrong things?
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It’s Tuesday, and we have (mostly) cleansed our palates of the bitterness of the OU game. That table cleared, it’s time to start salivating for the coming feast. This one tastes of blue-feathered fowl.

Football

The highlight comment from Coach Snyder in the Big 12 Coaches teleconference was that he anticipates Jesse Ertz will start the KU game. Ken Corbitt (Capital-Journal) and Kellis Robinett (KC Star) covered it.

In his weekly rewind piece for the Wichita Eagle, Kellis marveled that after the defense surrendered 619 yards, so many fans focused their ire on the offensive coordinator. In a bout of understatement, he also noted that the ‘Cats missed Kendall Adams.

The athletic department previewed this week’s Sunflower Showdown, in which K-State will try to build on its streak of wins in 8 straight and 21 of the past 26 contests.

Finally, the November 4 game against Texas Tech will start at 11 a.m. and air on Fox Sports 1. Breakfast and lunch tailgates are in order.

Golf

Connie Jaffrie shot a 1-under 71, giving her a two-day total of -7 and a tie for first at the Maryb S. Kauth invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio. The team enters the final round in 9th place, at +12. Arkansas is running away with the team lead, 18 strokes ahead of of TCU, at -22.

The final round began with a shotgun start at 8:45 this morning. For non-golfers, don’t be alarmed. “Shotgun Start” is a golf term of art meaning that everyone starts at the same time, on different holes. They don’t generally fire a real shotgun. Then again, this tournament is in Texas.

Cross Country

Corbin McGuire covered to the Cross-Country squad as it heads into the Big 12 Championships. Six seniors lead the team, which hopes for its best-ever finish to the season.

Basketball

K-State Sports Extra spotlighted Cartier Diarra, an electric athlete who signed with last year’s class, but had to sit out after suffering an ACL injury. (Cobin McGuire, kstatesports.com) As he did with our old friend D.J. Johnson, assistant athletic trainer Luke Sauber guided Diarra through the rehabilitation process.

That’s it for now. It’s KU week, folks! Start seething.