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Slate: Remembering Tex Winter

Former K-State baskeball coach Tex Winter passed yesterday at 96, plus sports notes from Volleyball, Soccer, Football, and Baseball.

Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images


We’ll start with the biggest news from yesterday. Beloved Kansas State icon and Hall of Fame coach Tex Winter passed at the age of 96. Derek Smith broke the news for Bring on the Cats.

Also yesterday, Derek made his triumphant return to Bring on the PodCats, teaming up with Luke Thompson to visit with Micah Allen from CRFF.


Obviously with the passing of Tex Winter, write ups about his time in the pros, and at Kansas State are all over the web. We don’t have enough time for me to list everyone, but I wanted to specifically highlight Richard Goldstein’s article on Tex in the New York Times. It’s worth the read. (Richard Goldstein, New York Times)


Bill Snyder and the defensive coaches hope to solve the tackling issue with a novel approach. They hope by not naming a defensive player of the week it will motivate the defensive players to do a better job wrapping up the ball carrier. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)


Junion picture Ty Ruhl from Centura Nebraska become the second Nebraska commit for the BatCats. (Mike Sautter, World-Herald)


K-State soccer hopes to collect their first Big 12 win of the season this Friday against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. (Adam Meyer, The collegian)


Another Big 12 match, another loss for the volleyball team who have dropped 6 straight matches and remain win-less in the Big 12. The Wildcats get a week off before they host the season’s first Sunflower Showdown, which will be televised nationally on ESPNU on October 17th. (