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Yeah, Kendall Adams returned two TDs. He also laid a hit on Trent Bostick.
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Tuesdays are typically slow newsdays during football season. But that’s not to say we’re off the radar completely. Here are all the media happenings for Tuesday, September 12 in the Land of the ‘Cats.

Previously

Kendall Adams won Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for his two-touchdown performance against Charlotte. AMS covered the honor.

Wildcat00 crafted a cheeky review of week two in Big 12 Roundup: Sooner Beatdown. It has cool gifs and everything; you should go see. Among the topics explored: Who is more LOL-worthy? KU? Or Baylor? She recounts the heartbreak of our Farmageddon brethren and even swallows her disdain to give OU mad props for supplying the conference with a much-needed marquee non-conference victory. Texas Tech, apparently, is beneath our notice.

The ‘Cats moved up to No. 18 in both major football polls. Jon Morse broke it down, noting Oklahoma’s ascendancy and the comparative dearth SEC teams at the top of the rankings.

Football

Former K-State staffer Jerry Kill has been hospitalized after suffering a seizure. (AP/CJOnline) Coach Kill was bowled over on the sideline Saturday, but it is not known whether that incident contributed to the seizure. His battles with epilepsy and kidney cancer and return to coaching are an inspiration, and we wish him the best.

Kellis Robinett shared some Lingering Thoughts from K-State’s Second Game in the Campus Corner feature at the Star. He notes that concerns about the running game were unfounded, a number of reserves might be pushing for more playing time, and it’s time for K-State to play a “real” opponent. ‘Cause the ‘49ers and Bruce D. Bear were imaginary. But we get you, Kellis. The competition level ramps up in a serious way this week.

Double-Duty Kellis also wrote for the Wichita Eagle yesterday, noting that Coach Snyder is not surprised by Vanderbilt’s fast start. NewsOK’s Barry Tramel takes it a step further to suggest that the Vanderbilt Defense Scares Snyder, which seems like a bit of hyperbole. The man has seen it all and beat cancer. Nothing “scares” him.

If you are looking for the Vanderbilt perspective on this week’s game, good luck to you. They got more coverage yesterday for next Saturday’s tilt against Alabama than for this week’s game against the ‘Cats. DISRESPECT!

Golf

K-State Sports Extra highlighted the women’s golf team, who made their fifth-ever NCAA regional last year. The team features three returning members of that squad, along with several talented newcomers. The team is currently 11th behind a bunch of big-name programs at the Minnesota Invitational. Freshman Reid Isaac is pacing the ‘Cats at 2-under, good for 15th in the individual scoring.

While the ladies toil in Minnesota, the men entered the den of our mortal basketball enemies to play in Badger Invitational. The men collectively carded a plus-14 to sit in 10th place in the 16-team field. They are paced by Mathieu Caron, who is in 24th place individually at Even-par.

Volleyball

The Volleycats return to Ahearn tonight to play the Kangaroos of UMKC at 6:00. The match will air on KstateHD.TV. Of note: this will be the 34th meeting between the programs, with K-State holding a commanding 30-3 record all-time. This should be a good chance for the 4-5 Wildcats to return to .500 on the season.