We're getting straight to business today. Yesterday, Luke and I FEPOed each other in the face, which isn't nearly as dirty as it sounds. And then we all celebrated K-State's signing of Canada's #1 WBB recruit Eternati Willock. And then K-State celebrated by beating South Dakota, although it took overtime to do it.
We also had some stuff that we just dumped in fanshots, which is a thing now so you might want to start looking. K-State signed four new rowers, announced that Jeff Mittie's radio show starts on November 30, signed a top female golfer from California, landed six players on the Academic All-Big 12 Volleyball team, and placed 25 football players on the Academic All-Big 12 Football squad, including 18 first-teamers... and sixty percent of the league's players earning 4.0 GPAs are Wildcats.
Busy day, yo.
The Wildcats have their backs to the wall, and that's just fine with them, says the Star's Kellis Robinett.
The Capital-Journal's Ken Corbitt notes that K-State's run defense faces a stiff test this weekend from Mike Warren. Corbitt also give his version of the dish on Iowa State, and examines the fact that the majority of Big 12 quarterbacks this year are underclassmen.
Also at the C-J, Kevin Haskin looks back to K-State 36, Missouri 28, which has some significance. Can you guess without reading the article?
Uncredited blogger at FOX riffs off of GPC's Scott Fritchen: K-State needs to win, or they'll match a stretch of futility they haven't experienced since Stan Parrish: losing four in a row at home.
Finally, an official department video profile of Kyle Klein.
Ken Corbitt was busy yesterday, wasn't he? His basketball drop yesterday was on Kamau Stokes settling in at the point..
Via the Eagle, the Star's Blair Kerkhoff talked with Rolando Blackman ahead of the Wildcat legend's induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame tonight at the Midland Theater in Kansas City. Or the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, as the kids are calling it these days. Kerkhoff also drops bios of all tonight's inductees: Blackman, Long Beach State guard Ed Ratleff, Indiana guard Quinn Buckner, Ohio State forward John Havlicek, North Carolina guard Charlie Scott, Langston coach Zip Gayles, Dayton coach Don Donoher, and Illinois and New Mexico State coach Lou Henson.
More coverage of last night's thriller from Emilio Rivera of the Cap-Journal, the official recap from the athletic department, and the enemy perspective from staff reports at the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader. The latter two pieces note a fact we missed last night: South Dakota set the Bramlage Coliseum record for three-pointers in a game, and the 17 treys allowed was also a record for K-State.
The HorseyCats take on third-ranked Texas A&M at 9:30 this morning in Dover, Delaware. Live updates will be provided at @kstate_gameday on the tweeterbox. The Wildcats (2-2) will also take on Delaware State tomorrow at noon.