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Of Sweeps and Honors

Volleyball gets back on track and preseason basketball honors lead the way today.

Kansas State v West Virginia Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images


Gracey dropped in yesterday with our first live Bring on the Cats broadcast. She popped on to Facebook Live yesterday, and plans to do so each Wednesday for your viewing enjoyment.


The VolleyCats travelled to Lubbock Wednesday night looking to end a two-match Big 12 losing streak. And they headed home Wednesday night with a resounding straight-set sweep of the Red Raiders to get back to .500 in conference play. The Cats improved to 13-4 (2-2) on the season with the victory.

Women’s Basketball

After leading the Cats in a number of statistical categories in 2015, including points and rebounds, Breanna Lewis was named a 2016-17 Preseason All-Big 12 selection, as announced by the conference on Wednesday. This is the second Preseason All-Big 12 selection for the 6’5” center from Milwaukee, WI, as she was an Honorable Mention selection prior to the 2015-16 season.


We’ve actually got a bunch of content for your Thursday. Down in Lubbock, Krista Pirtle with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal got in a Q&A with K-State defensive end Jordan Willis, and they talk K-State defense and his memories of Lubbock. Brandon Soliz, the Texas Tech blogger for The Dallas Morning News, gives Tech fans five things they should know about K-State, including the Cats strong defense, home win streak, and weak passing offense. Wendell Barnhouse, writing for Today’s U, profiles Nic Shimonek (who teammates apparently call “Natty Ice”), the QB who may end up starting for Texas Tech on Saturday. And finally directly related to Saturdays contest, Leigh Oleszczak writing for Fansided’s KC Kingdom, takes a look at three things to watch this weekend. I think K-State’s defense is a theme this week...

Back in the Sunflower State, Joel Jellison at the Manhattan Mercury has his own report on the Wildcat’s clock issues. An Associated Press story, via the Topeka Capital-Journal, talks about the defenses in the Big 12, or lack thereof, except for, of course, the purple Wildcats roaming Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

And of course our weekly award winner, Elijah Lee, is getting plenty of pub. Today you get a story from Riley Gates at the Capital-Journal, who talks about Lee being a tackling force in the middle of the Wildcat defense. Kellis Robinett, via the Wichita Eagle, reports that know matter how well Lee is currently playing, and he’s on pace for an amazing season, he’s still pushing for more, and still has a bit of a chip on his shoulder after being the forgotten one of Blue Springs Trio (he is now, arguably, the most successful of the bunch).

Alright Cat fans, have a happy Friday-eve!