Yesterday at BotC, Jon dropped his September review of the Big 12 and Pac 12 conferences and D-1 Independents, and spoiler: it’s not been a great month for any of the three. Then Luke and KSUEMAW! talked with The Smoking Musket’s David Smith for Bring on the Podcast, and there is a promise of moonshine if you can make it to Morgantown this weekend. And then we brought you week 4 of the recruiting Prep Update, and some of our guys are on teams that are struggling so far in 2016.
Will Davis has been named a Campbell Award semifinalist, given to the top Scholar-Athlete in the nation. This is the third year in a row that a Wildcat has been a semifinalist, with Stanton Weber making it last season, and Tyler Lockett being a finalist in 2014.
West Virginia’s spread offense will present a new challenge for the Wildcats, as Kellis Robinett via the Wichita Eagle reports, as the Cats have not yet faced a spread attack this season. The #1 defense in the country is ready for the challenge, though, as Ken Corbitt at the Capital-Journal reports. But at least the Cats offense is starting to come together as Jesse Ertz is settling in to his role as starting QB (Robinett).
Jake Trotter at ESPN sat down for a Q&A with All-Big 12 defensive end Jordan Willis, and they talk West Virginia and NASCAR as well as how the defense has improved since game one.
A local take on Nigel Shadd, the newest member of the 2017 basketball recruiting class, from AZCentral.com’s Richard Obert, and how despite the obscure setting of Tri-City Christian Academy Shadd is the second player in as many years to graduate with a D-1 scholarship offer.
While the Wildcats are only in their first season, they will mark Senior Day in their final home match of the season to honor lone senior Abbey Fiser, who transferred to K-State from Ball State to join the long line of her family who are connected to K-State. Her Great-Grandfather Lud Fiser was a K-State football and baseball letter winner, and later coached the Cats in football for a season and in baseball for two. Her younger sister Kelcy also plays for K-State after also transferring home from Ball State and is a sophomore this year.