Yes, yes, I know the Slate is late. You get what you pay for.
TB takes a closer look at Kansas State and how the team matches up with Oklahoma State in Kicking the Tires. Spoiler alert: he's picking the Cowboys to win a low-scoring close game.
In the latest episode of Bring on the Podcast, Luke Thompson's featured guest is longtime Tulsa World sportswriter Bill Haisten, whose knowledge of both Oklahoma State and Bill Snyder is extensive and well worth a listen.
Oh, and speaking of podcasts, here's our own GTCat with EMAWdio's preview of Oklahoma State.
Bill Snyder demands nothing less than perfection from all his players, and being the newbie does not earn you a reprieve (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star). In other news, water is still wet.
Here's your Kellis-special Three Minute Capsule for this weekend's contest. Meanwhile, the Tulsa World staff put together their own capsule, complete with links to all the Kansas State-specific stories.
Kansas State is pretty salty on defense this year, but guess what? So is Oklahoma State (Timothy Everson, K-State Collegian).
The Wildcats have lost four straight at Boone Pickens Stadium (Andrew Hammond, Collegian).
Snyder's dogged pursuit of excellence may be the need of the hour as the Oklahoma State game is just the first in a long stretch of tough games ahead (John Helsley, The Oklahoman).
Helsley also thinks Joe Hubener is all substance and no flash. In other words, he plays for Snyder.
Kansas State will begin a five-match road trip with a contest against TCU tomorrow. The Wildcats are 5-5 in away matches this year, but a win over TCU would help them improve to 2-1 in Big 12 play for the fifth time in the last six years.
Jeremy Collins' longform piece on former Georgia cornerback Paul Oliver and his struggles with football-related brain injury is pointed, poignant and near-perfect: The Reckoning.