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Streb shoots 63; new recruiting news; soccer draws interest

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Plus, more expansion news. Yawn.

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We're barely a month from Real Live FootballTM! To celebrate, we count down the days with BracketCat, who brings us a familiar face and a newer name: #35 linebacker Will Davis and #34 running back Alex Barnes.

In a departure from our usual practice, we're going to start with golf today, and with good reason. Former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb shot a 63 yesterday at the PGA Championships in Springfield, New Jersey. The round tied the record for the lowest ever score over 18 holes in a Major. Streb is the 28th player to reach the mark and joins the august company of Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Greg Norman, and Rory McIlroy among others.

For his part, Streb is pleased to have made the record, although winning a first Major title is the actual goal (Garrett Johnson, Topeka Capital-Journal). This is only the fourth time in Streb's career that he's made the cut at a Major. He's currently tied for the lead with a score of -9 after two rounds, and he'll be joining fellow Big 12 alum Jimmy Walker in the final pairing when they tee off for the third round later today.

Kansas State's future is bright, at least if the 2017 recruiting class is anything to go by. The latest to commit to #EMAW is quarterback Sammy Wheeler, a legacy whose father Sean and uncle Michael are both former Wildcats. I feel like this has happened before at Kansas State! Our own Gracey Terrill has more on Wheeler, including high school highlights.

Meanwhile, and keeping an eye on the present, Jordan Willis hopes to repeat his great 2015 season (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle). He's earned great praise from his teammates, including this from center Dalton Risner:

He is an amazing defensive end, easily one of the best in the country. He has been a great leader for the defensive line and the defense all summer. I am excited to see what he can do as a senior. I am confident he can go up against any tackle in the Big 12 and win.

We still don't have a dedicated section for soccer, but we're keeping talks on all the Kansas State soccer news anyway. Abby Fiser, a transfer from Ball State, will be the lone senior on the Wildcats' brand new squad (Ken Corbitt, Capital-Journal), and she's looking forward to getting in on the ground of this new venture. An added bonus is that she'll get to keep playing alongside her sister Kelcy, a sophomore also transferring from Ball State.

It was also a chance to come home for the Fiser sisters, natives of Overland Park who played at Blue Valley West High School and have family ties to Kansas State. Their great-grandfather lettered in football and baseball at Kansas State and was football head coach in 1945. Their grandfather, David Fiser, played baseball as well, and an uncle, Doug Fiser, was on the football team.

The soccer team will have its first Purple-White scrimmage on August 6 and will formally open the first-ever season with an exhibition against Washburn on August 16.