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Will this be a 10-win season?

Also, Winston Dimel talksfootball, fullbacks, and his father.

NCAA Football: Kansas at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports


We’re just 15 days from kickoff, and we’re celebrating with BracketCat’s profile of #15 redshirt freshman defensive back Walter Neil, Jr.

How many games will Kansas State win this season? There seems to be consensus opinion in the BotC community that 8 wins is probably the floor. But what’s the ceiling? In his weekly K-State Q&A column, Kellis Robinett thinks anything less than 10 wins would be a disappointment (Wichita Eagle).

Also, Kellis prefers Wendy’s to Chick-Fil-A and I don’t know how to feel about this.

Winston Dimel is not your average football player. For one, he’s a fullback, which is a rare enough thing in 2017. For another, the offensive coordinator he plays happens to be his own father, Dana. This is no problem for Dimel who thrives on this sort of pressure and expectation (Robinett, Eagle).

Jordan Willis is setting a new standard for rookies with his focus, his work ethic, and his seriousness. Indeed, so focused is Jordan that he declined to participate in the rookie show, saying “I just don’t have that much charisma to be doing something like that.” The depth of character and the seriousness appear to be traits he inherited from his father, Calvin, who runs a detailing business and has gone full orange-and-black in support of his Bengals’ son (Geoff Hobson,


Kansas State took on No. 9 Creighton in an exhibition at Ahearn Field House last night, and though they were edged 3-2 by the Blue Jays, the VolleyCats pushed their opponents to five sets, got to try some new things in the process, and were generally pleased with the outing.

Four players were in double-figures for kills, including Alyssa Schultejans who led the team with 18. This is a young team with seven new players making their debut in purple. Indeed, Bryna Vogel is the only senior on the team in 2017, and her “crazy skill set” is matched only by her leadership (Ken Corbitt, Topeka Capital-Journal).


Kansas State officially opened the 2017 season with a match against Oregon State in Corvallis and played to a scoreless draw, ending a 6-match road losing streak.

It wasn’t the best of games for the Wildcats who ended the first half without a shot in contrast to Oregon State who managed three shots on goal in the half. The second half went much better, with Kansas State managing three shots on goal, including two from freshman Brookelynn Entz (52, 59).

Next up, the Wildcats will take on Oregon in Eugene tomorrow. The match begins at 3 PM CDT and will be available for free at