Yesterday marked only 4 days until Wildcat football returns to Bill Snyder Family Stadium. We have almost reached the end of the long cold winter hot summer and you can just feel that crisp autumn football air around the corner.....okay it needs to be Saturday now. But since it isn’t Bracket Cat previewed Wayne Jones to mark said day.
In historic news, Kansas State soccer received votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll Unofficially ranking them 39th. That is a phenomenal achievement for a program in only its third season. AMS covered the story for us. (and I might add is the only K-State website/news outlet that released a story about the ranking).
We are now T minus 2 days until football season, and Bracket Cat gave us a preview of Elijah Sullivan to tide us over.
So much football, so little time. Let’s dive right in the news from yesterday.
First, the official depth chart was released and surprise surprise the QB battle continues to rage on with Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson separated by that dreaded “or” word. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)
We did find out who the new kicked will be this season, and it might come as a “little’ bit of a surprise. Red-shirt sophomore Blake Lynch secured the kicking spot and also has the distinction of being the shortest Wildcat on the field by 3 inches. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)
The offensive line will be a point of strength for the ‘Cats this season, and Dalton Risner isn’t shy about telling you that fact. (Arne Green, Capital Journal)
The aforementioned Dalton Risner is already gaining NFL draft hype. So much in fact that in the Star’s five bold predictions for the upcoming Big 12 season, they expect Risner to be the first player drafted from the Big 12. (Blake Kerkhoff, KC Star)
Tomorrow the soccer team faces it’s first road game of the season, taking on the 9th ranked Santa Clara University in California. It’s the first of a two match road trip, which features a game against San Jose State on Sunday. It will be an extreme test for the Wildcats as Santa Clara returns both their first-team all West Coast Conference players from a team which finished last season ranked 20th. Good luck to the Soccer Cats out in California. (Nathan Enserro, The Collegian)