The football team held its annual awards banquet on Friday. Kody Cook and Cody Whitehair were named offensive MVPs, while Travis Britz took home the honor on the defensive side. On special teams, Morgan Burns, Jack Cantele, and Colborn Couchman were tabbed as MVPs as well. Stanton Weber and Glenn Gronkowski, both Academic All-Big 12 honorees, won the team's Scholar-Athlete Award. In addition to MVP honors, Whitehair and Britz also earned Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Front Seven Player of the Year respectively.
Kansas State is ahead of the rest of the Big 12 in its scheduling practices. For those of us who have heard the word "cupcake" associated with the schedule a little too often, it's nice to see that worm has turned.
Bill Snyder and Kansas State will rekindle an old association when the Wildcats face off against Arkansas and Bret Bielema in the Liberty Bowl. The two coaches traded banter on their conference call, and also noted this would be a great matchup that both teams are excited about.
In one of the season's big non-conference matchups, Kansas State will take on #25 Texas A&M today in College Station. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 PM on the SEC Network with streaming through WatchESPN. This is the return game of a home-and-home series between the two schools. This is the 26th meeting between the schools, with Kansas State holding a significant 18-7 lead.
Eric Rubottom has your official BotC preview. Look for a big game from senior Justin Edwards who is one of only eight players in the nation, and only player in the conference, to lead the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals.
The women's team is also in action this weekend as they host Florida Atlantic on Sunday at 4 PM. The 7-1 Wildcats will look to extend a four-game winning streak to go 8-1 on the season.
Breanna Lewis leads the conference in combined blocks and steals with 41, while also averaging 15.4 points. Kindred Wesemann and Megan Deines are also in double digits, averaging 12.9 and 11.3 points respectively.
The Carol Robinson Pentathlon was held yesterday at Ahearn Field House and for the second time, junior Adam Deterding won the event. He trailed by seven points going into the final race, but finished first in the 1000 m race to win the pentathlon. Former Wildcat Devin Dick came second.