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K-State blows lead in loss to OU

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There are more questions than answers.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Football

"Our dilemma is: How do we ask a legend to retire?"

"In a perfect world, this is his call. You say ‘he’s earned that right; he’s a treasure.’ But there comes a time when you’ve got to say ‘Look, how much more of this do you want to take.’"

"I don’t have a problem with him being CEO...If this was a Fortune 500 company or an NFL team, there would be change. The record is simply deteriorating."

The words above were spoken by prominent boosters about a legendary head coach whose program was at a crossroads. Specifically, these were sentiments expressed about Bobby Bowden back in 2008, and never has a comparison between Florida State and Kansas State seemed more approriate.

As Jon Morse noted in his recap, this latest loss to Oklahoma can be pinned squarely on the coaches, and ultimately, this reflects on Bill Snyder too.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

Here’s a small selection from the universe of game recaps:

OU uses late game surge to beat K-State 42-35 (KStateSports.com)

— OU rallies to erase early deficit (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Half empty: fast start fizzles (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal)

Mayfield, Anderson lead Sooners past K-State (Associated Press, via ESPN)

Volleyball

A furious rally fell short as Kansas State lost 3-2 to West Virginia in Morgantown yesterday.

There were some positives though. Bryna Vogel and Sarah Dixon had double-doubles and Peyton Williams and Macy Flowers each posted career high totals for blocks. Kylee Zumach had nine kills while libero Reilly Killeen had 13 digs.

The VolleyCats are back at Ahearn Field House on Wednesday night at 8 PM to take on #22 Iowa State.

Tennis

The Kansas State challenge at the ITA Regional Championships in Lawrence has ended.

Ines Mesquita, riding a nine-match winning streak, lost for the first time this season to Oklahoma State’s Vladica Babic, while Mesquita’s teammate Margot Decker lost to Marina Guinart, also from Oklahoma State.

The doubles team of Decker and Anna Turco, playing together for the first time, made the round of 16, but lost to Arkansas’ Leolia Jeanjean and Giulia Pairone.

The tennis players return to the courts on November 3 for the UNC Invitational in Chapel Hill.