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Slate: Coach Snyder Encourages Fans to Help Hurricane Victims

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Coach Snyder mobilizes the #Family to help Houston.
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Coach Snyder has called out the force and generosity of the K-State Family to aid victims of the hurricane in the Houston area. Fans are asked to bring supplies, just as they did after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Here is coach’s full statement:

Answer coach’s call, ‘Cat fans.

If you are complaining about lack of content on Bring on the Cats after yesterday, well, your expectations are just unreasonable. In fact, coverage of the ‘Cats has really ramped up everywhere this week. You might think something big is coming up, or something.

Previously

In our continuing position preview series, Jon Morse took a closer look at the wide receivers. His verdict: They should be sneaky good.

K-State released its first official depth chart of the season headed into this week’s game against Central Arkansas. Bracketcat looked it over and graded his own predictive abilities in 2017 Depth Chart Analysis: Week 1 (Central Arkansas).

Bracketcat was a busy boy yesterday, in fact, as he continued the countdown (and catch-up) to kickoff with previews of defensive back Jordon Noil, and a pair of receivers, Byron Pringle, and Ryan Henington. Bright and early this morning he added number 3, linebacker Elijah Sullivan. Now that the depth chart has been released, will Bracket cheat on the “predictions” for numbers 2, 1 and 0? Do we even have a number zero?

Some nerdy former English teacher who insists on interloping on a sports site with fantasy television series reviews posted the final Season 7 installment: Game of Thrones Wraps with More Treats and a Trick. He’ll get out of the way now. Sports and only sports. We promise. For the time being.

Football

Have the “Boss” button ready, because plenty of digital ink spilled on K-State headlines yesterday in the mainstream press, as well.

For Ken Corbitt at the Capital-Journal, the flashing lights headline of the first depth chart was Alex Barnes at No.1 running back. Corbitt also took time to highlight Nebraska native Adam Holtorff, who will man the center position after returning starter Reid Navjar opted not to play his senior season. His sports section counterparts, Kevin Haskin, reports that Bill Snyder is working his regular schedule, which means, presumably, that he lives most of his life at the office.

Meanwhile, for Kellis Robinett at the Star, Denzel Goolsby’s emergence as starting strong safety grabbed the headline.

Fox Sports chronicled head coach Bill Snyder’s age and recovery from cancer treatment. It also characterized this year’s Wildcats as “loaded.” We think they mean that in a good way.

Brett Engle posted his predictions for all of the season’s games in the Collegian. He’s drinking the purple Kool-Aid, but left a sip in the bottom of the glass. Come on, Brett! Where’s your faith?

Whew! That’s a lot of football. What will it be like after we play an actual game?

Soccer

K-State Soccer plays its home opener tonight at 7:00 against Omaha. The players are looking forward to performing in front of a large, raucous crowd. (Corbin McGuire, kstatesports.com). Jarrett Whitson also reports on the game for the Collegian. The athletic department did its part to inform us about our newest program with this game report.

Volleyball

Finally, emerging two-sport star Peyton Williams was named Big 12 freshman of the week in volleyball. (Staff report, the Mercury) Williams had 16 kills on 22 attempts for the weekend, and her .727 hitting percentage was best in the Big 12. Williams was Big 12 Freshman of the Week in basketball twice last year. I think she’s a keeper. (No, not for the soccer team. Different kind of keeper.)

Miscellaneous

Retired Villanova head basketball coach Rollie Massimino is in hospice care. Prayers and positive thoughts to the coach, whose grandson, Rolan Massimino, is a junior on the K-State golf team.

That’s it for today’s Slate. Work hard and keep a lookout for the boss.