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K-State Slate: 8.26.14 - Power Rankings, Bowl Projections, and Basketball Awards Oh My!

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Multiple outlets drop their first Big 12 power rankings, we have a way too early bowl projection, and Marcus Foster is already garnering pre-season basketball awards.

Can K-State improve its bowl game this season?
Can K-State improve its bowl game this season?
Christian Petersen

Only FOUR long weekdays stand between us and the glorious start of College Football, and we have a LOADED slate to get you to the end. It's been one long run, but the finish line's in sight.

Sophomore defensive back Jesse Mack wears number 5, so of course BracketCat broke down his contribution on the 5th day before college football starts.

PurpleBrunette, aka PB, aka Peanut Butter, made her writing debut yesterday teaming with PervisPascosTravellingCircus to Look-Ahead to K-State's match-up with BroTech.

Kevin Haskin has reached number 23 in his Top 25 Bill-ing moments, with his article about K-State finally reaching the number 1 ranking in the BCS.

Pat Dooley of The Gainesville Sun breaks down each week's must watch games, which includes a certain Thursday night game in Manhattan.

With this being the first week of the college football season (man it feels good to type that), David Ubben of FOX Sports Southwest debuted his weekly Power Rankings

The Washington Redskins cut former Wildcat and outside linebacker Rob Jackson, while the New Orleans Saints cut safety and former defensive captain Ty Zimmerman. Hopefully these former Wildcats can find new teams to catch on with.

Kellis Robinett has the story on Charles Jones being named the starting running back, as announced by Bill Snyder during the Big 12 Coaches teleconference.

Blair Kerkhoff of The Star notes the difficulty of Oklahoma State and West Virginia's openers, while also giving his Big 12 Power Rankings.

The Big 12 Coaches teleconference was Monday, and Wendell Barnhouse of big12sports.com has the highlights.

More respect for K-State (this is getting harder and harder to get used to), as Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports lists his Top-10 sneaky contenders.

My favorite Oklahoman sports columnist, Berry Tramel, predicts the bowl lineups and gives K-State some much needed DISRESPECT (sort of).

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

It's already starting for Marcus Foster. The New Orleans Times-Picayune has an article about Foster being named to Athlon's All-NCAA second team.

Anyone with Big Ten network needs to find it by September 19th as K-State will travel to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan. Be sure to tune in and support the Volleyball Cats!

Kelly McHugh also previewed the newest spring arrival to K-State volleyball, Kylee Zumach.