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K-State Slate: 8.15.14 - Waters named to Manning watch list

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All the news you want this Friday, and at least one bit of news you don't want.

Christian Petersen

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<section class="s-news"><p>BracketCat's countdown is almost in the home stretch, with #16, Matthew McCrane, and some guy named Tyler Lockett.

Also, WaggsCat takes a look at the freshmen who may be too good to redshirt.

Keep your eyes peeled for some very special content that will drop later today.</p>

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<section class="s-news"><p>Jake Waters has been named to the Manning Award watch list. He is one of 32 players to make the list, and one of four in the Big 12. Collin Klein was a finalist back in 2012.

K-State made at least one set of Top 25 power rankings, and yes, "wow" is frequently the only word associated with the Wildcats.

SI's Fansided has this short piece on K-State's depth chart, featuring the linebacking crew.

Kelly McHugh profiles Jonathan Truman for the K-State Sports SE feature.

Ken Corbitt writes about Randall Evans providing much-needed experience for the Cats in the rebuilding secondary.

The Top 25-Bill-ing continues, this time with a #12, a look back at K-State's Big 12 championship game loss to OU in 2000 (Kurt Caywood).

ESPN looks at some what-if playoff scenarios in past years, and suggests K-State would have made it back in 2012.

DISRESPECT! CBSSports previews the Big 12. Although Bill Snyder is a near-consensus pick for coach of the year, Tom Fornelli thinks K-State is overrated.

Finally, Dennis Dodd visits with Mark Mangino and describes his comeback to coaching and the Big 12.</p>

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<section class="s-news"><p>The men's basketball schedule is set, and features several appearances on national TV, although only one Big Monday matchup, the home game against Kansas.

By now everyone knows that Thomas Gipson was arrested following a traffic stop for speeding in Junction City on Wednesday on suspicion of driving with a revoked license. Here's hoping this turns out to be much ado about nothing.</p>

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<section class="s-news"><p>This was already noted in a fanshot by JT, but worth a second look:

Jordy Nelson takes the ALS ice bucket challenge, and challenges Tyler Lockett:


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(Ed: Apologies for the tardiness of this Friday's Slate. Your editor-of-the-day is on vacation with limited internet access and insufficient quantities of caffeine).