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Dalton Risner is poised to showcase the Kansas State brand before a national audience as they watch the NFL Draft. Plus Chris Klieman’s goal to increase the K-State Football Brand visibility.

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Previously

It’s NFL Draft day. And just like college recruiting it’s a bit of a crap shoot as teams try to divine which players are worth a first round pick. One former Wildcat has a decent shot at hearing his name called tonight. His name? Dalton Risner, who Jon Morse profiled earlier today.

Football

With the chaos surrounding the NFL Draft, it’s easy for players to get swept up in the moment. Dalton Risner is staying humble, yet confident as he prepares for tonight’s first round. (Corbin McGuire, Kstatesports.com)

One of Chris Klieman’s goals after becoming Kansas State’s head coach, was to get the Wildcat brand out into the world, and show recruits, coaches, and everyone else what K-State has to offer. (Ryan Black, Manhattan Mercury)

This past off-season was a wave of turnover for the Big 12, as four teams hired new coaches. That’s never happened in the Big 12 before, even when the conference had 12 members. (Stephen Hawkins, AP via Waco Tribune-Herald)

Baseball

Kansas State anticipates capacity crowds for this weekends series against OU. Saturday’s game is completely sold out, while standing room only tickets will be available at the gate for Friday nights game. There are still tickets available for Sunday’s matinee at 1 pm. (kstatesports.com)

Track and Field

Ranae McKenzie set the NCAA record in the women’s 400-meter hurdles last weekend. That record setting run earned her Big 12 Athlete of the Week honors, for the first time in her collegiate career. (kstatesports.com)

Women’s Basketball

The Wildcats will open the Junkanoo Jam tournament in Bimini, Bahamas against Mephis on Friday November 29th. The Wildcats will then face either LSU or Michigan State Saturday, November 30th. Kansas State and Michigan State were the only two teams in the tournament to make the NCAA tournament this past season. (kstatesports.com)