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Slate: Wildcats expected to finish 9th in Big 12

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Kansas State is picked second to last in the preseason Big 12 poll. Plus notes on Hunter Rison’s court date, and other football and men’s basketball news.

Chris Klieman greets K-State football players with fiery speech Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images

Summer it is a time for vacations and relaxing, and with that in mind BotC has been a little lax in getting the daily slate out. Some of that has to do with real life items pulling folks away from the computer, other times its that there has been no K-State news in days so we don’t have anything to report. I say all that to tell you this. Big 12 media days are coming next week, so buckle up and get your mouse finger ready as we will have plenty of content (as well as the daily slate) for you next week.

Previously

We’ve had some new topics since Tuesday slate. First, BracketCat continues his yearly run down of each roster number checking in with #53 Jacob Jenkins, as we passed 53 days left on Tuesday. He then hit #52 Nick Allen, for yesterdays installment.

Drew Schneider also popped into the site to take a broad look at Chris Klieman and how he has recruited so far for the Wildcats. Spoiler Alert: It’s about the same on average as Bill Snyder, but there’s potential for increasing K-State recruiting score.

Football

Yesterday officially closed the book on Hunter Rison’s time in Manhattan, KS. Rison plead guilty to one count of battery yesterday in Riley County District Court. (Ryan Black, Manhattan Mercury) He was granted immediate probation of a 30 day jail sentence along with order to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family including contact on any form of social media.

There were some earlier reports that this court date was for a civil case, but obviously given the guilty plea and the sentence this was a criminal matter.

In other football news, Kansas State was picked to finish 9th in the preseason Big 12 poll. It’s not a surprising placement given the turnover at head coach and the lack of returning talent for the Wildcats. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

In pre-season All Big 12 news, the Wildcats lone representative is defensive end Reggie Walker. This is Walker’s first pre-season All Big 12 selection and as a result Walker will now join Skylar Thompson, Dalton Schoen, Wyatt Huber, Trey Dishon, and Denzel Goolsby at Big 12 media day next week. (Ryan Black, Manhattan Mercury)

Finally, our friends at For Whom The Cowbell Tolls take a look at their newest wide receiver transfer...Isaiah Zuber and what he’ll bring to the Mississippi State offense. (Love the kid, but hopefully many many fumbles on kickoff/punt returns we the Wildcats play the Bulldogs).

Basketball

Kansas State will take on Pittsburgh during the 2019 Fort Myers Tip-off on November 25th in semifinal one. Semifinal two pairs Bradley with Northwestern. The final is scheduled for November 27th. (Staff Reports, Capital-Journal)

In alumni news, Dean Wade officially signed a 2-way contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday. Wade has impressed so far during the NBA Summer League totaling 8.8 points, 4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals in two games. (Ryan Black, Manhattan Mercury)