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sLate: Quick Links Pre-Thanksgiving Edition

The “s” stands for “Super.”

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22:  A Dallas Cowboys fan wears a turkey hat as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day at Cowboys Stadium on November 22, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Pre-Turkey Day illness and technical mumbo jumbo necessitated a light-hitting pinch hitter for today’s Slate. So it will be mostly quick links. We’ll let you guess which of us has no life the afternoon before a major holiday. KSUEMAW! is sworn to secrecy.

One exception to the quick links format: If you have not yet read the excellent retrospective on Jesse Ertz’s career by AMS, make sure to give it a look. As he points out, we should not only mourn what Jesse’s career could have been, but celebrate what it was. Well done, Jesse. And thanks for playing at K-State.


Not only is Jesse out, but Kendall Adams is doubtful for Saturday. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

K-State is scheming to slow Allen Lazard. (Greg Woods, the Mercury) The scheme may have to include extraterrestrial assistance, because the Iowa State receiver has an otherworldly combination of size, speed and athletic ability.

On Skylar Thompson’s thankfulness for K-State opportunity (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal)

On Trent Tanking (Robinett, Eagle)

On K-State and other Big 12 Schools as “Road Warriors” (Corbitt, Capital-Journal)

Coach Snyder named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week. (

And, just because it’s fun, on Mike Gundy not wanting to talk about the loss to K-State (Jordan Bishop, the Ada News) He should have to cut his hair as punishment, don’t you think?

Men’s Basketball

Bruce’s Boys are seeking a title in Vegas. (Corbitt, Capital-Journal)

Arizona State preview (Robinett, Eagle)


Volleyball will host West Virginia on senior night tonight, with Brynna Vogel the only honoree. (Avery Osen, the Collegian) Unfortunately, a knee injury will keep her from playing. (Corbin McGuire,

Happy Thanksgiving, all. Hope the transition from pumpkin pie to eggnog is a smooth one.