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K-State Slate: 8.30.14 - FOOTBAW!

The 2014 season is finally here!

Believe the hype
Believe the hype
Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Are you ready for some football?!

More importantly, are you ready for the inaugural BotC Granfalloon Watch Party? Be there! This might be your only chance to find out if Jon Morse is a real person or a creature drawn from the wild imagination of your editorial staff.


If you're going to the watch party, please confirm you'll be there, preferably by responding to this Facebook invitation.

I can barely keep up with the massive quantities of actual content around here.

First, BracketCat celebrated the start of the season with the end of his roster countdown, #1 Dalvin Warmack. Everyone give BracketCat a huge round of applause for his efforts.

In preparation for real live K-State football, Jon Morse has the first How to Watch post of the season, and KSUEMAW! brings you this Look-Ahead Rewind for Stephen F. Austin.

If you're going to the Granfalloon Watch Party, Arnold the Cat shows you the ten personalities to look out for.

It is finally here, and K-State Wildcat Gameday has all the information you could possibly need.

The Collegian previews Big 12 games for Week 1.

Jake Waters is excited for the season and he and Tyler Lockett are up to facing any challenge, including the inevitable double coverage that Lockett will draw. They are also totally fine with the hype.

K-State looks to build off the 2013 season, but wants to avoid last year's slow start, by not taking things for granted. The mantra is continuation without repetition, or alternatively (even alliteratively), no slumber against the Lumberjacks. Everyone still remembers the loss to North Dakota State in the opener last year, but I don't know if we're now wary of FCS teams as a program.

The Collegian takes a look By the Numbers at the season opener.

K-State's series against Mississippi State has now been finalized, and John Currie thumbed his nose at all the Twitter naysayers by confirming the series on, wait for it, Twitter:

I am linking this piece on Bill Snyder solely for the old school screencap from the inaugural season of The Bill Snyder Show.

The Topeka Capital-Journal's Top 25 Bill-ing retrospective has this slideshow on the Top 25 players from Snyder's tenure.

Kellis Robinett has this K-State Q&A, and previews possible breakout players for the season.

Also, the running game will feature heavily in the game against Stephen F. Austin. Jake Trotter answers questions via Twitter for the ESPN(blog) and believes K-State is being undervalued by the national media.The DISRESPECT meme has gone big, y'all!

Not a football story, but very much in the spirit #FAMILY: former Kansas quarterback Kerry Meier honors his brother Dylan, a former K-State quarterback, by taking a teaching position in Korea. Apparently, Dylan was all set to teach English for a year in South Korea before his tragic death.


There will be open threads and/or how to watch posts later today, but here are the top Big 12 games for the day (all times Central): North Dakota State vs Iowa State (11:00 AM; FoxSports1)

  1. West Virginia vs Alabama (2:30 PM; ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN; click HERE for the coverage map)
  2. Louisiana Tech vs #4 Oklahoma (6:00 PM; no TV listed)
  3. Samford vs TCU (6:00 PM; no TV listed)
  4. Central Arkansas vs Texas Tech (6:00 PM, no TV listed)
  5. #1 Florida State vs Oklahoma State (7:00 PM; ABC/ESPN3)
  6. North Texas vs Texas (7:00 PM; LHN/WatchESPN)
Kansas does not play this week. Baylor will open their 2014 campaign tomorrow.

Hopefully, the football team can emulate the volleyball team's hot start. The Wildcats swept Green Bay to open the season, bolstered by freshman Kylee Zumach's team-high 10 kills. They will be playing South Dakota next at the same tournament. First serve is at 10 AM today.