Jon Morse's 2015 preseason conditioning gets a serious workout with the staff's Week 3 Big 12 picks and Jon's preview of the Great Northwest and Great Lakes Valley conferences.
Finally, TB weighs in on the Sam Ukwuachu verdict: The Baylor Lesson.
Elijah Lee was an unexpected breath of success as a freshman in 2014, and he's hoping for better this season (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle). He graded his stellar first season at "a 7 or 8 on a scale of 1 to 10," and admits he could have done things a lot better. That's the sort of attitude Bill Snyder likes, so I smell a big future for Lee in purple.
In his weekly Ask Kellis column in the Kansas City Star, Robinett also answers readers' questions, including the inevitable question about who will start at quarterback for the Wildcats. His pick is Jesse Ertz, for what it's worth. He also expects big things from Dominique Heath.
In his weekly Big 12 mailbag, ESPN's Jake Trotter also tabs Ertz for the starter role, even if he seems less convinced. He also expects the defense to be stout and help Kansas State outperform preseason expectations.
Speaking of expectations and performance, Tyler Lockett had a pretty good game in his first ever visit to the away locker room at Arrowhead Stadium. Check out the nifty move he pulled after hauling in a pass and making a dash for the endzone but being brought up just short by the Chiefs' Eric Berry.
The volleyball team is gearing up for the season opener next week. Last night, the team had its annual intra-squad Purple/White game at Ahearn Field House, where a group of new players teamed up with seasoned veterans to split sets. Junior Brooke Sassin led all players with 18 kills, while Katie Brand earned a double double with 45 assists and 14 digs. Head coach Susie Fritz noted there were some bright spots, but she was troubled by inconsistency.
Happy weekend, all.