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Slate: K-State wins Another Natty

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Can you guess the event?

Kansas State v UCLA
No Daniel Thomas this year. But K-State’s stable of backs should find running room against UCLA’s defense.
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That’s right, fans. K-State continued to dominate the nation, winning its 15th championship of the past 19 years.

But in what event? Read on to find out.

Previously

They like us! They really like us! Well, a few writers and even fewer coaches do. As announced by Jon Morse yesterday, the K-State men have earned votes in both the AP and Coaches college basketball polls, after compiling a 6-1 record and taking now-No. 16 Arizona State to the wire in a 2-point loss in Vegas—a game the ‘Cats could have (maybe should have) won.

Football

Though the Cactus Bowl is nearly a month away, Kellis Robinett hit us with the five things we need to know about UCLA ahead of December 26th. (Wichita Eagle) You might remember that, led by pro quarterback prospect Josh Rosen, the Bruins came back from a 44-10 deficit midway through the third quarter of an early-season game to beat Texas A&M, 45-44. We tee-heed at the Aggies when it happened. But hey, Farmageddon showed we know a few things about late game comebacks ourselves, right?

In recruiting news, Texas failed to flip K-State offensive lineman commit Kaitori Leveston. (Wescott Eberts, Burnt Orange Nation) The three-star Waco-Midway senior has loved UT since he was little, but after the Longhorns swooped in to steal him with a late offer, he told Texas assistant coach Derek Warehime, “K-State felt like my home.” Welcome home, Kaitori. Texas fans are predictably nonplussed.

Basketball

Freshman post player Levi Stockard showed uncommon poise down the stretch of the Vanderbilt game, with two of his seven points coming at the free throw line when K-State was nursing a one-point lead with 24 seconds to play. (Kellis Robinett, Star) As the 5-spot turnstile revolves, Stockard may have demonstrated he deserves more minutes on the big stage. Because great minds think alike, Ken Corbitt at the Capital Journal also wrote about the freshman from St. Louis.

Focusing on one of the veterans, K-State Sports Extra noted Barry Brown’s emergence as a leader on the young squad. (Corbin McGuire, kstatesports.com)

K-State returns home tonight to play South Carolina Upstate at 7:00.

Crops

That’s right, I said crops. I’m deeming it a sport, right here, right now. And we rule the nation at it.

As reported this morning in the High Plains Journal, K-State won a national championship by capturing both the Kansas City American Royal Collegiate Crops Contest and the Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest.

Our neighbors down the road think they dominate the league in bouncyhoops? We own the nation in this event. K-State has won the title 15 of the past 19 years. It has won the Chicago event for nine consecutive years, surpassing the University of Minnesota’s previous record of eight straight. Shot across your bow, wildcat00!

Fittingly, in second place at both events was Iowa State. It is decided. Wheat dominates corn. K-State won all three legs of Farmageddon—again—and is the undisputed king of crops competition.

Now, let’s get a football title someday, shall we?