Wednesday was a good day to be a Wildcat. And it’s hard to say which news was bigger, so we’ll start with our local content first.
Luke and Eric brought us the latest edition of Bring on the PodCats, and this episode features The Lewiston Tribune’s Theo Lawson to talk about the upcoming matchup for the K-State men’s basketball team in Kansas City this weekend.
But one basketball team was in action last night, with their eyes set on another milestone. The women’s basketball team’s quest for 900 program wins was first previewed by our own Greg Woods, and the 62-49 win over UT-Arlington was then also recapped by Greg. (Great work, man!) The Cats become the 20th team overall, and only the second in the Big 12 to reach that mark. Congrats ladies! The Cats move to 9-0 on the season, and now are staring down the biggest name on the 2016-17 schedule, UCONN (KC Star). Riley Gates at the Topeka Capital-Journal also has a recap of win 900, and K-State Sports has their official recap.
The football team continues to run away with post-season awards. The official Big 12 awards came out yesterday, as voted on by the league’s coaches, and the K-State defense swept the specialty awards highlighted by Jordan Willis’s nod for both Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year. Reggie Walker earned the Defensive Freshman, and D.J. Reed earned the Defensive Newcomer nod. K-State also had nearly as many (6) first team nods as OU (7), and those two combined for 13 of the 30 total first-team nods.
And BREAKING NEWS, the SB Nation All-American team was just announced. No Wildcats made the field, but Jordan Willis was receiving votes for defensive line. Bring on the Cats had two official votes this year, and Jon Morse and JT VanGilder were your two voters.