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Slate: VolleyCats drop ninth straight

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Plus football, women’s golf, and baseball stuff

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Previously

Yesterday, Luke Thompson posted the latest installment of Bring on the PodCats, where he and KSUEMAW! talked with Kyle Cox from Pistols Firing Blog in advance the of the game this weekend.

Volleyball

This season has not been a great one for the Cats, but at least they haven’t stopped fighting. The Baylor Bears hadn’t dropped a set in five straight matches, but finally succumbed in the second set last night as the Wildcats fought hard for a 25-20 set 2 victory. It wasn’t enough, however, as the No. 19 Bears cleaned up the final two sets to take the match from the Wildcats (14-25, 25-20, 16-25, 19-25) and put the Cats losing streak at 9 games, second longest since 2001 under Susie Fritz.

The Wildcats head home for their penultimate match of the season as the Cats (9-18, 2-12 Big 12) look to end their losing streak against the Oklahoma Sooners (7-19, 4-9 Big 12). The Cats defeated the Sooners in five sets in Norman earlier this year, a win that started the Cats 1-0 in conference play.

Football

K-State is rarely a big underdog, but is a 20-point underdog in the game this weekend against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (Robinett, Eagle). For their part, the Cats are taking it in stride and just view it as a chance to make a bigger impact. This will be the biggest line yet against the Cats, as OU was only favored by 14 before the teams’ October matchup.

An AP report via FoxSports, the Cowboys are not overlooking the wounded Wildcats, as the Cats are still ready for a fight.

Women’s Golf

The early signing period ended yesterday, but the K-State women’s golf team got one more signature in before the deadline. Heather Fortushniak of Brighton, Michigan signed to the surging Wildcat golf program and brings with her Michigan All State honors in both 2016 and 2017 as well as a Michigan Junior 15 and Under Championship in 2016 (Bill Khan, Livingston Daily).

Baseball

Yesterday’s Sports Extra focused on former Wildcat Jared Goedert and his return to the dugout, as a coach in the minor league system for the Texas Rangers.

General

K-State Athletics and SIDEARM Sports have announced the launch of a Roku app to allow for direct streaming of K-StateHD.TV content directly to Roku and Roku-embedded devices. The Wildcats are just the fifth SIDEARM property with a Roku app and are among four Big 12 institutions with a presence on the streaming platform.

The #KSUnite movement is reaching beyond Manhattan. Down in North Carolina, the Daily Tarheel’s Emma Boggess takes a look at what K-State is doing to improve awareness and unity, and how the situation in Manhattan relates to the University of North Carolina.