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K-State Slate: 11.13.14 - Angry preparations and happy recruiting

The Wildcats look to get back on track against West Virginia, and basketball signs an in-state star

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In case you missed it, here's what happened yesterday.

First, Jon Morse caught us up on the "other" college football playoffs, taking in all the college football action in Divisions II and III, and the NAIA. Next, BracketCat summarized Week 10 of Wildcats in the NFL, and as always, Jon joined Luke Thompson for all your Wednesday FEPO action, with Jon lamenting his decision to focus on the Big Ten.

Finally, now that basketball season is here, Luke and KSUEMAW! talked to Joel Jellison, the Manhattan Mercury's basketball writer, in this week's edition of Bring on the Podcast.

Kansas State is angry as the team begins preparation for West Virginia (Kellis Robinett, The Wichita Eagle). In particular, Curry Sexton is looking to move on from the disappointing loss to TCU. (Associated Press, via USAToday).

Certainly, the Wildcats have plenty to play for, as Tate Steinlage notes in the K-State Collegian, including another Big 12 conference championship and a great bowl destination.

Meanwhile, Bob Lutz tries to make up for yesterday by writing about Top 10 Kansas State wins (The Wichita Eagle).

The men's basketball program has signed size and versatility, in the form of three new recruits: combo guard Barry Brown (Gibbs, St. Petersburg, Florida), center Daunte Williams (Bowie, Arlington, Texas) and in-state star and consensus No. 1 player in Kansas, forward Dean Wade (St. John, Kansas).

Bruce Weber talks about the new signings and how they provide much-needed size.

The women's basketball team also signed three players yesterday, according to Jeff Mittie: guards Kayla Goth (DeForest, Wisconsin) and Anna Hammaker (Christian Academy, Knoxville, Tennessee), as well as center Cheyenne Hooper (Christian Academy). Hammaker is the daughter of former Royals' pitcher Atlee Hammaker.

The team begins the regular season against SIUE on Friday night in Bramlage Coliseum. This is the first meeting of the two programs.

The volleyball team is having a rough week. The Wildcats were handed their third straight loss yesterday, falling in straight sets to Kansas at Ahearn Fieldhouse. Although Kansas State led late in the first and third sets, they ultimately fell short. This is the team's longest losing streak since they dropped four in a row to close out the season in 2012.