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Kansas State football is finally here!

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YAY! Real live Kansas State football will be coming to you shortly. ARE YOU READY?

To keep you in a max state of readiness for the day, BracketCat wraps up the 2015 roster countdown with #1 freshman running back Terrance Richards.

Meanwhile, TB kicks the tires for the South Dakota game, and KSUEMAW! and PurpleBrunette bring you the Week 1 injury report.

Finally, JT VanGilder picks up the slack for his incredibly lazy colleague on the BotC staff and wraps up the 2015 position previews with a look at this year's running backs and special teams.

You made it through a long and confusing off-season and a grueling summer of preseason conditioning. Your reward is all football all the time.

In the Kansas City Star, Kellis Robinett asks the important question: Are you ready for some K-State football?

Jesse Ertz is the named starter for the game, but there's a pretty good chance that Joe Hubener will see the field today, especially if the game against South Dakota goes largely to plan (Bo Rader, Wichita Eagle).

The Topeka Capital-Journal podcast wonders what fans can expect from the season.

Ken Corbitt takes a closer look at the disappointing end to the 2014 season and the team's preparation for the 2015 outing.

Before today's all-important opening game, Kansas State took the time to honor former purple stalwarts. Clarence Scott, Michael Bishop, Darren Sproles, and Jordy Nelson were inducted into the K-State Ring of Honor yesterday, and will be honored on the field today. In Nelson's case, the honor helped distract from his season-ending injury a week ago. (Robinett, KC Star). Our own Derek Smith has more on Kansas State's Ring of Honor offensive dream team (Junction City Daily Union).

Kansas State plays South Dakota today. Here's the preview capsule from the KC Star, but more importantly, here's the BotC storystream for the game, and most importantly, here's Jon Morse's HOW TO WATCH post.

Believe it or not, other teams are also playing today! Jon has you covered for all your channel surfing needs with the Saturday College Football Schedule.

Important note: THIS POST is your game/open thread for the early slate of games.