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K-State Slate: 9.9.14 - Jake Waters, superhero

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More praise for Jake Waters, but it's time to look ahead to Auburn

He throws, he runs, he flies!
He throws, he runs, he flies!
David Purdy

On the Monday after a close win, the Waters ran high in Curtis Kitchen's Big 12 Power Rankings, and in the fullness of time, Jon Morse has Five Thoughts on Farmageddon.

There will be plenty of content dropping today, so keep your eyes peeled. Also, be sure to check out the Week 4 storystream!

Bill Snyder was all praise for Jake Waters' leadership and emotions on Saturday, so it should be no surprise that Waters was named Big 12 Player of the Week.

Jake Trotter of the ESPN(blog) crew ran down what we learned in Week 2 of Big 12 football. That's more praise for Waters, this time with words like "grit" thrown in for good measure.

But now it's time to look ahead. There is no K-State game this weekend, but the game against Auburn looms large even in a bye week. Snyder talked about Auburn and referred to the team as "tremendously talented" and for once, I don't think this is just a football coach hiding behind hyperbole.

John Currie, in noting the difficulties in scheduling a last minute replacement for UTSA (which bought out of a two-for-one series), said that pulling out of the Auburn game was never an option. It was "too good an opportunity for the football program and the university." I hope this means K-State will scheduling conference opponents with heft from now on. The Mississippi State series is a good start.

The Big 12 will be playing a lot of games against marquee competition from the Power 5 this weekend. In addition to K-State's game next Thursday, Oklahoma and Texas Tech take on Tennessee and Arkansas respectively, and KU visits Duke. Hopefully, there will be more fuel for the LOL B1G meme, with three Big 12 matchups against that conference: TCU hosts Minnesota, West Virginia plays Maryland, and Iowa State takes on Iowa in their annual hate fest. This could be the best Saturday in conference history. It could also be the worst. Just ask the Big Ten.

Walt Anderson, the supervisor of Big 12 officials, issued a statement about the K-State-Iowa State game and noted the suspension of the replay official and the communicator over their failure to review the Tyler Lockett-pylon incident.

The K-State women's golf team is in second place at the Sunflower Invitational after two rounds of play. They are six shots back, but freshman Chandler Gallagher is in second place overall.

The volleyball team continued its winning ways, this time with a narrow 3-2 escape over the Missouri State Bears. This was their 12th consecutive 5-set victory.