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Jordan Willis continues to rise up the draft boards

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Plus the fall soccer schedule is announced, baseball takes on Nebraska, and D.J. Johnson eyes the NFL.

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Football

Jordan Willis has never had same hype as Myles Garrett, but his work ethic and outstanding performance at the combine has helped him become one of the steadiest riser heading into the NFL draft. (Emily Kaplan, Monday Morning QB)

An awkward neck injury, suffered against Kansas, prevented Alex Barnes from finishing last season the way he wanted. Now healthy, Barnes is eyeing a much bigger role for himself this season. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Soccer

The 2017 soccer season was announced yesterday and the highlight of this fall’s schedule is the first Big 12 home match in program history, when the Wildcats will host defending Big 12 champion and national runner-up, West Virginia. (Kstatesports.com)

Baseball

The BatCats will start a nine-game home stand tonight against former conference foes, Nebraska. The Wildcats will also look to rebound after two straight losses to Oklahoma State. (Kstatesports.com)

Basketball

Wesley Iwundu repeated as team MVP during last nights, year-end basketball banquet. (kstatesports.com)

Fellow senior, D.J. Johnson, has long held a dream of playing in the NBA, but currently the NFL provides a much better opportunity. Johnson has a pre-draft workout scheduled with the Chicago Bears, and with a good performance could find himself on the gridiron this fall. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)