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Barry Brown continues his streak, and Bill Snyder changed the game.

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Basketball

The K-State men’s basketball team returned from their trip to the Big Apple looking to get back on track after a last second loss to Maryland last Saturday. And back on track they got, behind a stifling defense and Barry Brown’s 18 points, as our own Greg Woods reports. Corlbe Ervin also had an all-around solid game, including a dunk, on his way to 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals; and Dean Wade rode an aggressive second-half to an 8 point, 8 rebound night.

There are a slew other other postgame reports as well:

On the docket tonight, the women are taking on #23 Auburn in Bramlage Coliseum as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The women are off to a very strong 6-0 start in 2016, including sweeping through the Island Division of the Paradise Jame last week. The game will be available on COX Channel Kansas and K-StateHD.TV as well as live audio on parts of the K-State Sports Radio Network and streaming online at K-StateSports.com.

Volleyball

The Cats are ready for 2016 NCAA tournament action (and Bramlage is now ready too). The games begin Friday afternoon, with the Cats palying in the late game of the double-header at 7:30pm. If you are in the Manhattan area, head over to Bramlage to support the Cats. But if you can’t make it, the games will all be available on ESPN3 (produced by K-StateHD.TV).

Football

Yes there is still a football game this weekend. Kellis Robinett, via the Eagle, says that Donnie Starks has saved his best for last, as the senior DB has recorded three interceptions in his last two games, the only three in his career at K-State. He’ll be looking for more against TCU this Saturday.

We also have two different looks at Bill Snyder and his legacy for you. First, at the Manhattan Mercury, Ned Seaton compares Bill Snyder to Jack Hartman. The two are apparently a lot alike, down to choice of offseason activity (what’s an offseason?) and the ability to get a point across without even saying a word to a player, let alone yelling. And David Smale (The Sports Xchange via UPI) talks about how not only did Snyder change K-State, he changed college football forever. From heavy use of JUCO, to scheduling at least one cupcake, college football is a lot different in 2016 thanks to what Snyder accomplished in the early 90’s at K-State.