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SLATE: Defend the Option Like it’s 1995

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A little throwback to the smash-mouth days
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A solid amount of new information was shared with you, faithful reader, as part 2 of AMS’s tour of non-revenue sports was released for your viewing and reading pleasure. If you haven’t already go and check out the volleyball photos. They’re pretty kick-ass.

Also yesterday, your’s truly partnered with Luke Thompson to speak with Joel Jellision of the Manhattan Mercury in this weeks edition of Bring on the PodCats.


We’ll start with the future of Wildcat football. Kaitori Leveston a three-star offensive lineman from Waco, Texas announced his verbal commitment to Kansas State yesterday. He joins Chrisitan Duffie as the second offensive lineman commit of the 2018 class. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Back to this years team. Bill Snyder was only slightly joking about the midnight option practice. They may not have practiced at midnight, but they did spend about 30 minutes of practice time, and a hours worth of film time on it according to Tanner Wood. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

The players feel confident in their ability to stop the option following Monday’s practice, but the reason they didn’t do a great job Saturday against Central Arkansas may surprise you. According to Will Geary the Wildcats simply “did not know they were going to run an option”. A little surprising for a Bill Snyder coached team to admit they weren’t prepared for something. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Former Wildcat and current Charlotte head coach Brad Lambert is downplaying the “homecoming” aspect of Charlotte’s trip to the Little Apple, saying the 49ers are focused entirely on what happens on the field. (Steve Lyttle, Charlotte Observer)

181 return yards, and a punt return for a touchdown netted D.J. Reed a special teams player of the week award. It’s the second weekly award of Reed’s career following his Big 12 Newcomer of the Week award which he won last year following the Texas Tech game. (Matt Gasper,

Dalton Schoen has deep ties to Kansas State, and because of those ties the walk-on wide receiver is ready to help the Wildcats win. (Chris Lilly,

Men’s Basketball

As first reported on Bring on the PodCats with Thomas Gipson and Luke Thompson, and confirmed by various media outlets yesterday, former Wildcat Shane Southwell is joining the coaching staff as a graduate assistant. (staff reports, Capital Journal)

Cross Country

K-State Cross Country opened their season on Saturday as they traveled to the JK Gold International hosted by Wichita State University. Both men’s and women’s teams finished in the top three. (Julia Jorns, The Collegian)