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K-State football hopes to make it 12-straight versus KU and the Volleycats break OU losing streak

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Football

Much ink has been shed (most of it virtually) this week on Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown versus the 20th ranked Kansas State Wildcats and winless Kansas. I would HIGHLY encourage you to check out Derek Moeller-Smith’s stories about the history of the series and KU’s Pooka Williams’ choice opt out of the season and how that relates to the life of college sports under the pandemic.

The Cats will kick off homecoming tomorrow at 11 a.m. on Fox Sports 1 and go for their 12th straight victory over the school from Lawrence which will be the longest streak in the history of the series.

Volleyball

YOUR 13th ranked Volleycats flew past Oklahoma Thursday evening, earning a 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-22) sweep at home over the Sooners in their opening match of the two-match series. The sweep was the first of the season for the resplendent Wildcats and it also shook off a four-game losing streak versus Oklahoma.

True freshman stud Aliyah Carter led the way with 17th kills followed by eight from Holly Bonde and Brynn Carlson and seven for Kayde Fernholz. Fernholz also led the Cats in blocks with three and Mackenzie Morris led the squad with four aces and 15 digs.

Defensively, K-State was dominant, holding the Sooners to a rough .092 hitting percentage.

The Volleycats will try to get the series sweep of Oklahoma tonight at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN+.

Women’s Golf

K-State’s Reid Isaac and Niamh McSherry carded top-15 performances on Thursday in the first day of the Cowgirl Classic in Stillwater.

Isaac is currently tied for 8th and McSherry is tied for 12th.

K-State as a team sits in fifth and is poised to rise heading into the final round today.