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Volleyball falls in Ames, but it’s not all bad news

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Previously

Yesterday, Derek brought us the news that Jordan Willis, in addition to his Big 12 PotW nod earlier this week, was selected as part of the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week. The PFF team has really been taking notice of the Wildcats this year, and that’s not a bad thing.

Also, Gracey came back to the real world from her vacay, and got us back up to speed with her weekly Facebook Live event. If you have the time on Wednesday afternoons, and you do the whole “Facebook” thing, you should join her live and ask questions and be sociable (...get it...it’s a “social” network....oh man /dadjokes)

Also, one of our wacky cousins up north, Narrow Right, continued on with part four of his story “Cy Meets The Wizard”. It’s no Pan’s Adventure Series, but then what is... /sadpanda

Volleyball

The first installment of #FARMAGGEDON did not go the way of the Wildcats. The VolleyCats won set one 25-23, but couldn’t repeat their success losing the next three sets straight 23-25, 24-26, and 15-25 to fall to the Cyclones in Ames. The Cats fall to 16-6 (5-4) on the season, and will have to wait another year to break their current losing streak in Ames, now sitting at 9. However, in a strange way this bodes well for the football team, as the last win for the VolleyCats in Ames came in 2007, also the last season that the football team lost in Ames.

The Cats return home this weekend to welcome the Baylor Bears to the raucous confines of Ahearn Fieldhouse for a 7pm match. You should go, these ladies are awesome.

Basketball

Men’s basketball media days were Tuesday, so that means we have a few more days of content leading up to K-State’s exhibition home opener TOMORROW. Yes, basketball season is already upon us.

KSN-TV has some video from media days, and says media days provides some insight the upcoming season for K-State and that school down the river. Dave Skretta, from the AP via FoxSports.com, writes that expectations for this season are much higher than they were a season ago, and that the Cats have all the pieces, and an easy enough non-con schedule, to make a serious run this year.

Football

In what has become a right of passage for K-State QB’s, Jesse Ertz is just the latest K-State QB to play hurt (Robinett, Eagle). The only outlier in the group that goes back to Grant Gregory in 2009? Joe Hubener, who was fortunate enough to stay healthy last season.

The Cyclones have respect for the way K-State football and Bill Snyder go about their business, playing fundamentals and not beating themselves (Dylan Montz, Cedar Rapids Gazette). The Cats are looking for their first road win of the season, and will have it’s best chance all year this weekend in Ames (Jellison, Mercury).