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Football Awards, Commits and Basketball Glory

Morgan Burns secured another Big 12 player of the week award, while the Men's basketball team destroyed Missouri.

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Basketball season is in full swing as Kansas State downed former Big 12 rival Missouri in Kansas City last night, 66-42. BigE has the full recap of that game, along with a preview of K-State's next opponent, #9 North Carolina.

Curtis Kitchen then took a big picture look at the men's basketball team, including 5 early surprises. I'd like to go on record and say the 4-0 start is the biggest surprise for me.

Another kick off return for a touchdown, another Big 12 special teams player of the week award for Morgan Burns, who has now won the award in consecutive weeks. (Matt Gasper,

Kansas State landed a commitment from juco wide receiver Byron Pringle out of Butler Community College. Overall, Kansas State has 10 commits for the 2016 class. (Max Olson,

Dean Wade posted his first collegiate double-double yesterday, scoring 14 points and grabbing 13 boards to lead Kansas State to a 66-42 victory over our #Unhollyalliance brethren. (Ken Corbitt, Capital Journal)

Nothing was supposed to come easy to Kansas State this season. Especially given all the off season turmoil. But Monday night Kansas State made it look easy against the not so ferocious Tigers of Missouri. (Kellis Robinett, KC Star)

Wesley Iwundu credited fans tweeting at him for hyping him up to face an old rival. (*(Kevin Haskin, Capital Journal)

Monday night didn't go so well for our Ladycats, as UConn beat Kansas State, 97-57. (AP, via the Capital Journal) The 'Cats hung with the Huskies early trailing by only 3, 16-13, with 3:24 left in the first quarter. That was as close as they would come to an upset as UConn then went on a 14-0 run that spanned the end of the first and beginning of the second quarter to begin to pull away. Kaylee Page and Kindred Wesemann led K-State in scoring with 11 a piece.