The VoleyCats fought hard, but in the end were unable to defend their home turf Wednesday night as they fell to the visiting No. 22 Cyclones in straight sets, 18-25, 24-26, 23-25. The match, which was seen nationally on ESPNU, marks the fourth straight loss for the Cats; a streak that started with a loss in Ames to the Cyclones two weeks ago. The Cats dropped to 9-13 on the year, and are just 2-7 in the Big 12 and sitting in a 3-way tie for 6th in the league. The Cats will have an opportunity to break that tie this weekend, as the Cats travel to Lubbock to face a Red Raider team who is also sitting at 2-7 in the Big 12, and who the Cats beat in five sets in Manhattan earlier this month -- K-State’s last win.
Whatever happens this Saturday, Alex Delton is ready to do whatever it takes to help his team (Ryan Black, Mercury). And even though it might make him extra sore on Sunday, Delton is ready for the increased workload the K-State QB position demands (Robinett, Eagle).
Some kid* over at the Manhattan Mercury also reported that even as bad as KU has been lately, Bill Snyder and his Wildcats are not about take the Jayhawks lightly; because even when the birds are down, they give K-State their best shot (Woods, Mercury).
TCU faced two unproductive offenses two weeks in a row, and it had a “crazy” effect on the Horned Frog’s defensive ranking (Carlos Mendez, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram).
Rodney McGruder may not be having the start that he would like to the 2017-18 season, but he his staying positive and is setting himself up for a strong return once he’s fully healed (McGuire, K-State S.E.).