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K-State Slate: 9.22.14 - It's on Us

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Jon introduces you to a social awareness campaign, and celebrates the volleyball team.

The wire photogs dropped the ball on Sexton Saturday. The media hasn't afterward.
The wire photogs dropped the ball on Sexton Saturday. The media hasn't afterward.
Jamie Squire

A surprisingly slow news day for a Monday morning, although having played on Thursday certainly contributes to that. Before getting into our light brunch buffet, we'd like to direct you to an item that's been on the front page for a couple of days now. SB Nation, in partnership with many other media companies and the White House, is taking part in an initiative called It's On Us. The purpose of this public service campaign: to remind us that we all share a role in preventing sexual assault, whether that be in teaching our children (beyond the obvious "don't do it") how to react -- whether they are potential victim or witness -- or in making a stand and acting on our own when we observe people in vulnerable positions. This is especially a problem on college campuses, which is another reason we at Bring on the Cats are making personal commitments to involvement. There are those who would argue that this is a political issue; it is not. Keeping one another safe knows know party affiliation or doctrine.

We won't be cramming this down your throats or anything, but we do encourage you to visit the organization's website and see what they're about.

K-State fell to #25 in both the AP poll and the coaches' poll, and Nugget checks in with the Iowa State Analytical.

I have no idea why David Ubben's week five Big 12 power rankings are headed by a video of Pittsburgh-Carolina, but they're there nonetheless. Apparently David thinks losing a game they should have won against #5 team in the country is worse than holding bye scoreless. Ubben's best and worst of week five includes recognition for Curry Sexton and the hilarity of the official Kansas Football twitter account favoriting a Fire Charlie Weis tweet.

USA Today's Paul Myerberg -- who we'll remind you was very high on the Wildcats in preseason -- has sadly now written them out of the playoff picture.

More props for Sexton, as the ESPN blog handed him a helmet sticker for Thursday's performance.

Eleven in a row. K-State claimed their third trophy of the season yesterday by beating Youngstown State 3-1 to win the Michigan Invitational at Cliff Keen Arena in Ann Arhor. Chelsea Keating led the charge with 13 kills, while Kylee Zumach, Brooke Sassin, and Katie Reininger were all in double figures. Keating and Reininger were named to the all-tournament team along with Zumach, who was named tournament MVP after the freshman recorded 51 kills on the weekend.

The tournament concluded the Wildcats' non-conference schedule, which they end with an overall record of 13-1. They return to action at Ahearn on Saturday at 7pm in the Big 12 opener against Baylor. It goes without saying that if you're attending the UTEP game in the morning, hitting up the volleyball match in the evening might be worthwhile.

K-State completed the OU Fall Invite at Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman on Sunday with an overall record of 14-18 in singles matches and 5-7 in doubles. They'll return to action next month, October 16-19, at the ITA Central Region Championship in Stillwater.