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K-State Slate: 12.6.14 - It all comes down to this

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The Wildcats are in Waco, with College Gameday in town and a shot to win another Big 12 title.

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Are you ready? For various reasons, the purple faithful seem less pumped up than usual, despite having a Big 12 title in our sights. Well, enough of that! It's almost time for football, and this should get the adrenaline going.

We have plenty of gameday-specific content, of the football and basketball varieties.

Football

Jon Morse answered questions for Prashanth Francis at Our Daily Bears: We Asked, They Answered. Everyone give Morse a bonus round of applause for touting Tallgrass and trying to knock Free State down just a little.

TB took a closer look at Baylor in his Kicking the Tires post, and concludes with a prediction of a Kansas State loss. Boo.

KSUEMAW! has your Week 15 injury report, and nothing has really changed for the Wildcats on that score.

Here's your How to Watch post for the Baylor game, with all the game information you could possibly need.

In more general football news, BracketCat drops the crowdsourced Week 14 Top 25 poll, and Morse, who has been very busy, has your Championship Week TV schedule.

Basketball

Here's your How to Watch post for today's Kansas State-Tennessee game. Also check out the Game 8 storystream. An open thread for the game will go up later.

The big news today is that Bryce Petty has been cleared to play today. The Bears quarterback has been in full practices since Thursday, although he was still going through the concussion progression midweek. (FOXSports)

While the TCU-Baylor debate rages on, Kansas State waits quietly in the wings, ready to spring a possible upset.(Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman)

Nobody is really giving the Wildcats a chance to win this game though, and the defense is expecting a tough test (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star)

Art Briles is taking no chances, however. As far as he's concerned, it's a one-game season now. (Chip Rouse, Talking 12)

So if things get weird today (and chaos wins, as it usually does), who's in the playoffs? (USAToday)

This could be a historical day for the Wildcats. If Kansas State wins, some of the seniors will be the first players in school history to win two conference titles.(Kelly McHugh, K-State Sports Extra)

I'm going to take the easy way out and direct you to The Collegian for their excellent pre-game coverage, but this piece of Matthew McCrane is worth the read: Three steps back, two steps over. (Adam Suderman, The Collegian)

College Gameday is in Waco today for the first time ever, and there's plenty of Kansas State-themed activity in the somewhat sparse crowd. My favorite sign so far? "Nobody looks good in TCU purple."

The basketball team has its own big game today, as the Wildcats take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the SEC/Big 12 challenge. This is the first meeting of the two teams. (Tate Steinlage, The Collegian)

Here's a preview of the game (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star), and for Stephen Hurt, this is a homecoming of sorts. (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal)

Meanwhile, Justin Edwards is determined to put the season's slow start behind him. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

The volleyball team's season came to an abrupt end when they were swept by Utah in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Kansas State finished 22-9 on the season, and everyone is disappointed.