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SLATE: Kansas State favored Saturday and another big tennis finish

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Man, Mondays are slow after the bulk of the fall sports are done.

The way K-State fans are talking, this uniform should come with a cape.
The way K-State fans are talking, this uniform should come with a cape.
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With cross-country and golf done for the fall, and volleyball taking place on Saturdays, there’s just not much going on this Monday morning.

Football

Barrett Sallee at CBS takes a look at early lines for Week 11, and lo and behold... K-State is favored by 2½ over West Virginia on Saturday. Of course, the line could move over the week, and it’s important to note this still means Vegas thinks the Mountaineers would win on a neutral field.

Other giggles: TCU is favored by a touchdown at Oklahoma, Florida State is an 18-point underdog at Clemson, Texas is giving 31 points to the team that unceremoniously got Charlie Strong fired for good last year, and Missouri -- as awful as they are -- are still 10-point favorites over the Fighting John Curries.

Ken Corbitt has a somewhat delayed game story at the Capital-Journal, but it’s got lots of quotes.

Basketball

With this being the 50th year of K-State women’s basketball, you can probably expect Corbin McGuire to dip into the historical well frequently over the next few months. In today’s Sports Extra, McGuire profiles LeAnn Wilcox, who played for the Cats from 1976-80 and was the first recipient of a full-ride scholarship to play for K-State women’s hoops. Wilcox is doing pretty well for herself now: after stints at the Star and the Miami Herald, she joined the New York Times in 1991 and has been there ever since; she’s now a senior staff editor at the Old Gray Lady.

Tennis

K-State’s tennis team got another big result over the weekend as Margot Decker ripped off three straight wins to capture third place in the Kitty Harrison Invitational, hosted by North Carolina. Especially given Danielle Steinberg’s strategy for the fall (read the article for a lengthy quote on the matter), the string of positive results is great news.

The fall season is officially over, but a good portion of the team will be in action next Saturday at the Norman ITF tournament, which is a pro event.