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K-State Wildcats Rally Around Family Member

More than $13,000 has been donated to help Jesse Ertz’ sister in recovery from surgery to remove a brain tumor

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Previously on Bring on the Cats

jeffp171 brought us this week’s CFB Transitive Property Report, which shows the Wildcats with 120 transitive wins and 121 transitive losses.


I could have stuck this under football, but this is less about K-State football and more about K-State spirit. People have donated more than $13,000 to help Lydia Gatton pay for medical expenses after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Gatton is Jesse Ertz’ sister, and the Wildcats QB appreciates all of the support from the Wildcat faithful. Fans have heavily circulated the link to a gofundme page for Gatton. (via Kellis Robinett/The Wichita Eagle)


Redshirt freshman running back Alex Barnes is making the most out of limited playing time, averaging 7.3 yards per carry. (via Ken Corbitt, The Topeka Capital-Journal)

K-State’s final two football games have both been slotted for either an 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. kickoff. The Sunflower Showdown against the Jayhawks will be on FS1 on Nov. 26, and the season finale against TCU will be on either Fox or FS1. (via

Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball starts the regular season Friday against Chicago State. A win would give coach Jeff Mittie 493 for his career and give K-State WBB its 892nd win to start the team’s 49th season. K-State is 21st all time in WBB wins and second in the Big 12 (via


Tonight the volleyball team travels to Morgantown, West Virginia, to face the Mountaineers. The Wildcats won a five-set match Oct. 22 in Manhattan. A victory over West Virginia would bring the team’s conference record to 7-6 with home matches against Oklahoma and Texas Tech sandwiched around a trip to Austin remaining. You can catch the match at or listen to it on KMAN or at If you can, check it out, because volleyball is a seriously underappreciated sport. (via