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That’s what the team is saying anyway.

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball

The men’s basketball team started hot last night, but cooled off quickly on their way to an ugly win over Robert Morris (thanks to AMS for our recap). Dean Wade did have himself a good night though, and scored a season high 13 points, and brought down 9 rebounds, to pace the team in both categories (Robinett, Eagle). And while Barry Brown didn’t lead the team in scoring in this one, he still notched 12 and his streak of double-digit games is still alive (K-State SID). The men will have a couple days off before taking on Boston College in New Your City this Friday at 6pm CST.

The Wildcat women return to action tomorrow at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, as they will face NC State tomorrow at 12pm CST, LSU on Friday at 12pm CST, and UTEP on Saturday at 2:15pm CST. All three games can be seen live on FloHoops.com, and live audio is available on the K-State Sports Network and streaming for free at www.kstatesports.com.

Football

It’s hate week, y’all. And while KU has been BAD lately, the Cats and Bill Snyder expect more of a challenge this time from the Jayhawks (Robinett, Eagle). Of course, losing by less than 30 points would probably show more “challenge” than in last several years. Even bad Bill Snyder teams have beaten the Jayhawks handily, and look no further than last year’s contest in Lawrence for proof.

Bob Lutz calls the series “mediocre” (and takes a dig at “Grandpappy” Snyder in the process), and that has largely been true since a top-fifteen matchup in 1995 that saw the then-#14 Cats whallop the then-#6 Jayhawks 41-7. The last “exciting” game in the series saw a battle between two coaches that are no longer with their programs, as Mark Mangino out-coached Ron Prince (like that’s hard) in a 2007 contest in Manhattan that had the Cats squander a halftime lead (and an epic Jordy Nelson thrashing of Aquib Talib) to lose to the Squawks 30-24.

Other

Over in Lawrence, things are getting less cheerful by the day as three more members of the KU cheer squad have been suspended following a recent Snapchat that has KU officials playing damage control (KC Star Staff Report via the Eagle).