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Can The Extra Rest Pay Off for Kansas State?

Kansas State hopes the extra rest will pay off against Texas Tech, while the women's basketball team squeaked by Pitt State.

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The extra time to prepare for the Baylor game appeared to pay off for Kansas State, as they managed to take the Bears down to the wire. Hopefully, this week will be a repeat performance as Kansas State had an extra two days to prepare for Texas Tech.

Kansas State needs to win three of its next four games to become bowl eligible, while Tech need to win one of its next two. That means both teams will be desperate for a win, and I would be very surprised if this game turns into a blow out either way.

It's been a down week for Kansas State recruiting as former verbal commit Tre Bryant announced his pledge to commit to Nebraska on Sunday. Meanwhile, as JT referenced yesterday, Zach Shackelford received an offer from Texas, which apparently has been his dream school since he was a kid.

On Monday the Football Writers Association of America honored Kansas State's long time partnership with Fort Riley, by naming them one of three finalists for the 2015 Armed Forces Merit Award. The award was created in 2012 to "honor an individual and/or group with a military background and/or involvement that has an impact within the realm of college football". The other finalists are Steven Rhodes of Middle Tennessee State and Bret Robertson of Westminster College (Fulton, MO).

Star Wars is coming to Manhattan, KS. On November 29th, Kansas State will host Star Wars Day at Bramlage Coliseum as the Wildcats will take on South Carolina State.

The Lady Cats eked out a victory over Pitt State yesterday, 58-50. Coach Jeff Mittie was frustrated with the teams play overall, specifically the teams effort. The lack of effort is illustrated by the Gorillas grabbing, 21 offensive rebounds, and outrebounding the Wildcats 39-30. Hopefully, Jeff Mittie can get the ladies to focus in, and play a more complete game for Friday's regular season tip against Tulsa.