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K-State Slate: 10.14.14-Kansas State welcomes soccer, bids adieu to Equestrian

Late breaking news yesterday sent the Wildcat fan base into a frenzy, with many applauding the decision to add women's soccer, while the football team prepares for the Sooners.

I still remember watching you play at Iowa Bobby.
I still remember watching you play at Iowa Bobby.

Slowly we awoke from our bye week induced sleep, and we were gently ramping up the coverage machine for this weeks upcoming game. PervisPascosTravellingCircus and nugget1224 had what should have been your brunch like crowdsourcing. However, we got served a big steaming cup of expresso, as John Currie and Kansas State announced the termination of the equestrian team, in favor of adding women's soccer. The bat signal went up and TB answered the call with a great post on why this is happening.

Kickoff has been set for the Texas game, and it's our favorite 11:00 A.M. time. The game should be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN 2, or ESPNU. We don't know what exactly will be happening, but most of your BotC staff will be at the game so look out look for us if you are out there Saturday Morning.

Berry Tramel has his updated power rankings and this week the Baylor Bears surpass the upstart Horned Frogs for the pole position.

As shared by Jon yesterday in the fanshot section, ESPN Stats & Info, along with Sharon Katz, note that while the SEC is still the best conference the gap between first and second is closing, with the Big 12 taking a commanding lead in the fight to see who is the second best conference in the country.

Bill Snyder and Bob Stoops go way back, writes Ken Corbitt.

Eric Horne has your Big 12 notebook, and notes that Bill Snyder approves of Stoops' decision to start Trevor Knight over Blake Bell.

John Hoover of the Tulsa World notes that the last time the Wildcats traveled to Norman following an off week they emerged victorious, and set the stage for Kansas State's second conference title in football.

As initially reported by the Collegian's Adam Suderman, K-State is discontinuing their Equestrian program. In it's place the athletic department will sponsor a Women's Soccer program, writes Jon Parton of the Collegian.

The Big 12 Women's Basketball Tour, stopped in Manhattan, KS yesterday, and Wendell Barnhouse has your story on Jeff Mittie and his job of re-building a women's program who was languishing towards the end of Deb Paterson tenure.

After beginning the season 16-2 and 3-1 in conference, Kansas State's volleyball team is ranked 25th in the newest AVCA poll.

Connor Knabe finished the first round of the Bill Ross Intercollegiate Monday tied for first with Wichita State's Cohen Boyer. The final round will begin at 9 a.m. this morning in Overland Park.

Over the weekend the women's golf team won their second team title following a victory at the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate. K-State won out over Kansas, Long Beach State, Nebraska, Denver, Georgetown, Northern Arizona, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. (Obviously the biggest take away here is that K-State finally beat North Dakota State).

Deadspin calls out Jay Bilas for his ridiculous twitter arguements, this time with Winthrop Compliance, who doesn't back down from the "partial facts" Bilas likes to tweet.