Kansas State is in Ames today to take on Iowa State. This is the 100th meeting of the two teams and is the 6th-longest series in college football. Iowa State holds a narrow 49-46-4 series lead. With a win today, Kansas State would tie Iowa State for all-time wins (514).
In Kicking the Tires, TB took a closer look at the Cyclones and concluded that this game should be a win for Kansas State, except that it’s Farmageddon, and nothing about this series can be described as predictable.
JT VanGilder has this Week 8 Kansas State recruiting update.
ICYMI: basketball is back. I know it’s hard to muster enthusiasm for hoops, but....yeah, that’s all I got.
Did you know that Iowa State’s Jack Trice Stadium (61,500) is the third-largest stadium in the Big 12? This and other trivia snippets are featured in today’s Cat Tracks column from Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Kansas State is still looking for the first road win of the season, and while statistics and history would suggest a win for the Wildcats, this game has never been a gimme. Indeed, as Corbitt notes here, seven of the last eight contests between these teams has been decided by seven points or less.
In his weekly Q&A, Kellis Robinett answers questions and suggests that any Farmageddon trophy will be fine as long as it doesn’t look like the monstrosity that is the Cy-Hawk trophy.
Here’s a 2-minute drill preview from the other sideline that suggests Kansas State will win mostly because Bill Snyder (Dylan Montz, Cedar Rapids Gazette).
The Cyclones are hoping to reverse the recent trend of losses against the Wildcats, but in particular, Iowa State doesn’t want to repeat any of the mistakes that happened in the waning minutes of the 2015 game. (Randy Peterson, Non-existent City Register).
Kansas State won! In an exhibition game against Pittsburg State, the Wildcats took an early lead and never looked back, winning 85-72. This was the 19th consecutive home win in exhibition games for Kansas State.
Barry Brown led the team with 17 points, while Dean Wade had 14. Xavier Sneed, playing in his first game in purple, had 13 points and Isaiah Maurice tallied 10 points.
Kansas State will host Washburn in a second exhibition game on Friday November 4. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 PM.
The VolleyCats will take on Baylor tonight at Ahearn Field House. The game starts at 7:00 PM, and will air on K-StateHD.tv.
Kansas State will be in search of its 10th home win today in the rematch with the Bears. Baylor won in straight sets when the teams met in Waco in September. The VolleyCats are coming off a loss to Iowa State where they remain winless since 2007.
Happy Saturday, all!