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We’re just two days from kickoff, plus soccer wins home opener and volleyball plays tonight in Ahearn

Never forget. Honor the fight. Greg Woods

Previously

BracketCat was a busy Cat yesterday, catching us up to three days to kickoff with profiles of Duke Shelley and Dalvin Warmack. Then got us started early today with newcomer Eli Walker, and receiver Isaiah Harris.

Also yesterday, we hit you with a preview of the running backs for 2017. Though we completely managed to forget the fullbacks (sorry), so we’ll get that to you later today before KSUEMAW! drops the preview of the quarterbacks.

Soccer

K-State soccer scored very early and then very late to take their second victory of the season, 2-0 over Nebraska-Omaha to improve to 2-1-1 on the season. Christina Baxter, a freshman from Papillion, NE, got the ball rolling early, scoring on a header in the 7th minute of the first half. It was the first goal of Baxter’s K-State career and the first goal on a header in K-State history. The Wildcats second goal came form junior Morgan Mauck, who scored in the 86th minute for the final margin.

The Cats return to action on Sunday, as they will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to face Northern Iowa at 1 p.m. Sunday’s match will be available on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan and for free at k-statesports.com.

Volleyball

The Wildcat volleyball team returns to action tonight, kicking their first homestand of the season as part of the K-State Invitational at Ahearn Fieldhouse. The Cats will face the Arkansas Razorbacks tonight at 7:30pm, and will take on the Syracuse Orange on Friday at 1:30pm before finishing up with the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday at 1:30pm. All three matches can be seen on ESPN3 and the ESPN app and all-session tickets for the entire tournament are available for just $10 and single-match tickets can be purchased for $3 with a K-State vs. Charlotte football ticket as part of a Wildcat Weekend. Arkansas and Wisconsin are both undefeated on the young season, while Syracuse is sporting a 2-2 record.

Football

Kellis Robinett was busy yesterday, posting two different stories for two different newspapers (okay, they are owned by the same company, but still). First up, Kellis reported for the Wichita Eagle on the news that Topeka, KS native and senior defensive back Brogan Barry finally was given a scholarship, and he’s still smiling about it. Then later in the day for the KC Star, Kellis reported on K-State kicker Matt McCrane, who wants people to know he’s still kicking even after suffering injuries during each of the last two seasons. Also up, a video spot from KSN-TV on the Wildcats who are motivated for Saturday’s home opener.