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Slate: Top 10 VolleyCats Clash with No. 3 Baylor

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The No. 10 K-State volleyball team travels to take on No. 3 Baylor for second place in the Big 12. Plus Farmageddon, soccer honors and a little bit of basketball, as a treat.

2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Semifinals Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Volleyball

K-State’s magical season comes to end this weekend when they travel to take on the No. 3 Baylor Bears. K-State is one game behind Baylor in the Big 12 standings but a weekend sweep for the VolleyCats will catapult them to a solid second place to end the year. Whether they finish second or third (which they’ve secured no matter what happens this weekend) it will be their highest finish since winning the Big 12 Championship back in 2003.

With any postseason volleyball postponed until the spring, this will be this young teams last chance to shine in 2020.

It is not going to be easy though. Baylor has only lost to top-ranked Texas this season and is led by an absolute stud in Yossiana Pressley who was the Big 12 preseason player of the year and leads the conference in kills.

Both games will be on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with tonight’s starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday’s set for 2 p.m.

Football

Farmageddon eve is upon us and K-State football is looking to snap a two-game skid and continue their dominance over Iowa State. Offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham and defensive coordinator Joe Klanderman sat down with media members on Wednesday to preview the game and Messingham expressed that this week might finally be the week that tight end Briley Moore returns to the field after being out for multiple weeks. Klanderman also addressed the recent rash of transfers on the defensive end, stating notably that K-State “isn’t for everyone” which I don’t know about you, but it made me feel better a little better about the situation even if it’s less than ideal. College football is hard and we should be happy that K-State coaches have incredibly high standards.

The Cats and ‘Clones kickoff at 3 p.m. tomorrow in Ames on Fox.

Soccer

Departing senior Brookelynn Entz was named to the Big 12 First Team on Thursday after a stellar campaign which saw the K-State soccer team soar to new heights, winning three league matches for the first time in program history

Entz owns the school record in both goals per season and was tied for second in the conference and 13th in the nation for goals scored.

Basketball

The K-State men’s and women’s basketball team are back and despite the fact that you won’t be able to see them in person until next month, Bruce Weber and Jeff Mittie’s teams will be on our televisions starting next Wednesday and Sunday respectively.

If you haven’t been following all of the changes (both Covid-19 and non-Covid-19) that are on the table for this season, K-State Sports Extra wrote up this nifty little guide. Plus, if you haven’t read our Drew Schneider’s insight into the crop of freshman that will be a big part of the K-State men’s team, be sure you do.