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K-State Slate: 12.5.14 - Can K-State make the playoffs?

Discussing Kansas State's marginal playoff hopes, the demolition of Vanier, and a possible upset in Lincoln.

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Yesterday, BracketCat posted his weekly Kansas State RPI Watch, and in the must-follow category, Luke Thompson and KSUEMAW! talked to Bears Illustrated's Matt Wilson (formerly mattisbear of Our Daily Bears) in this week's edition of Bring on the Podcast.

Is there a scenario by which Kansas State could still make the playoffs? Maybe, but it's pretty far-fetched. (Bob Lutz, Wichita Eagle)

The funny thing is, nobody else thinks Kansas State even has a shot, or at least they are disregarding the Wildcats' chances while debating whether TCU or Baylor deserves a spot in the final four (Jake Trotter, ESPN(blog)).

The media narrative seems to favor TCU at this point. (Boston Herald)

Regardless of the playoff picture, the Kansas State-Baylor game is bound to be entertaining, especially with both offenses featuring big plays (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal).

Here's a by-the-numbers breakdown of the game. (Austin Earl, The Collegian)

The demolition of the Vanier football complex is a sentimental issue for many, and especially for Bill Snyder and those who have worked with him for a long time. At least the glass jar with the Werther's will make it to the new location. (Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital-Journal)

Is Missouri about to pull a Kansas State-2003-style upset in the SEC championship game? (Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star)

Speaking of upsets, today is the 16th anniversary of the 1998 Big 12 championship game. I'm still not over it. (Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital-Journal)

The Wildcats won their fifth game, holding off UT-Arlington 45-41 last night. Kindred Wesemann's late game jumper helped put Kansas State ahead, and two key free throws from Breanna Lewis with just 26.9 seconds to go sealed the victory.

It's been nearly three years since the volleyball team won an NCAA tournament game. That was in Lincoln, and when the Wildcats return to that city, they'll be hoping to pull an upset on No. 20 Utah. (John Zetmeir, Topeka Capital-Journal)