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Early Signing Period Nets Big Name

It wasn't unsurprising, but Bruce hung on to his gem. And the VolleyCats are on a hot streak.

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Wednesday was a slow day for new stuff, and that's not always bad. Jon and Luke brought us round one of their picks from around college football, for entertainment purposes only,and later Jon dropped off the entirely boring wonderfully enlightening video from the NCAA on the upcoming rule changes for men's basketball.

Tate Steinlage, writing for the AP (via, clears up what we had been trying to avoid thinking about, namely that K-State is in danger of snapping it's five-year bowl streak.

Joe Hubener believes K-State can win out, and answers a few other questions in a Q&A with ESPN's Jake Trotter.

The biggest news Wednesday came out of the Ice Family Basketball Center. Xavier Sneed, a 4-star, and Top-100, 6'5" small-foward from St. Louis, signed his National Letter of Intent at the beginning of college basketball's early signing period. Bruce Weber is obviously high on his newest addition, excited about what Sneed can bring to his team on offense. Sneed had also been recruited as a football player before deciding to focus on basketball. The other recruit, 2-star center James Love, is expected to sign on Saturday.

Women's coach Jeff Mittie signed a pair of recruits as well on Wednesday, inking guard Mercedes Brooks and center Peyton Williams. Brooks the 6' guard from Wichita Falls, TX was ranked as the number 46 gaurd in the country by ESPN. Williams, a 6'3" center out of Topeka, was ranked as the number 20 center in the nation by ESPN and will also play volleyball for Kansas State.

In related news, Coach Mittie's daughter Madison has signed to play basketball with Fort Hays State. (No release available at time of posting).

The VolleyCats are in the midst of a hot streak, extending their win streak to five, and 8 of their last 9, with a 5-set win over Oklahoma last night in Ahearn Fieldhouse. The Cats went up 2-0 before OU came storming back. In the 5th set, OU was up 11-7, but the Wildcats scored the final eight points to secure the set and the match. The Cats get a bye this weekend before wrapping up their home-stand next Wednesday against Iowa State.