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Defense should be Kansas State's strength next season.

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With a majority of the starting defense from last season returning, the Wildcats will have to rely on defense to steady them as a young offense finds it's legs.

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Former DT Travis Britz is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer after an impressive tryout during the 'Bucs rookie minicamp led to a free agent deal. (kstatesports.com)

The time is right for the Power 5 conferences to become five super conferences with 16 teams each, or so Ryan McGee of ESPN.com would have you believe. (Ryan McGee, ESPN.com)

Next season, Kansas State will return the most experienced player in the Big 12, Dante Barnett. Barnett will lead a defense returning the second most starts in the Big 12. The offense however is a different story ranking dead last in number of returning starts. (Max Olsen, ESPN.com)

With the QB shuffle that took place last year leading to zero stability at the QB position it should come as no surprise that K-State ranks ninth in the conference in QB play following spring practice. (Jake Trotter, ESPN.com)

Parker Rigler's complete-game secured not only Kansas State's lone victory against the Sooner's but also led to him being named as the Big-12 Conference's Newcomer of the Week. Rigler retired 18 of the last 20 batter's to secure the win. (kstatesports.com)