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K-State Slate: 10.9.14 - Getting defensive

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The K-State defense is still in the news, and the volleyball team notched another win last night.

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With K-State off this weekend, things have been quiet around here. In fact, yesterday featured only the dubious wisdom of Luke Thompson and Jon Morse in Wednesday FEPO action.

As noted in the Salina Post, the defense has been so consistent through five games this season that even Bill Snyder mentioned it in his weekly press conference. He praised the unit for hard work as well as commitment to preparation.

In particular, the secondary continues to draw attention with its stellar play. Emilio Rivera, writing for the Collegian, notes that the unit has been equally effective against the pass and the run, and Danzel McDaniel earned special mention.

Gene Wojciechowski, in his BMOC column, riffs on the craziness of the past weekend of college football and wonders out loud about coaches on the the hot seat (well, ok, mostly just Michigan head coach Brady Hoke).

This week's Big 12 action will feature a contest between two top 10 teams when No. 9 TCU takes on No. 5 Baylor. The article also highlights a few other superlatives for the conference. For example, did you know that the Big 12 is the only conference where every team had at least one conference win last season?

The Big 12 will host its second "State of College Athletics" forum in Washington DC on October 21st. The main topics are the business of college athletics and whether student-athletes are employees. Jimmy Roberts will be moderator again.

Bruce Weber and the basketball team are hosting the inaugural Hoop Scoop event, a basketball clinic for women this weekend. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of the program and get personal interaction with the coaching staff.

The women's basketball team's 2014-15 TV schedule has been announced. For the fourth straight year, all home games will be broadcast, with the Sunflower Showdown getting a national broadcast this year.

The equestrian team, now ranked No. 4 in the country, will take its current hot streak into another home meet when they host Alabama this weekend. The Tide team does not follow the usual NCEA format and will feature only a Hunt Seat team, so this is a chance for K-State to show off its skills diversity.

The men's golf team finished in eighth place at the Firestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. The team was led by sophomore Seth Smith who had a season best 1-under-par 215 to finish in third place individually.

Four players were in the double digits for kills, as K-State picked up its third straight Big 12 win, this time over Iowa State. Katie Reininger's 14 kills were the highlight of the four-set victory.