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Snyder expecting big crowd; volleyball back in action tonight

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

Previously

With a big game looming this weekend, Jon Morse dropped in yesterday with a Q&A Anchor of Gold’s Tom Stephenson as we get to know the Commodores ahead of Saturday’s game.

Volleyball

The Wildcats kick off an important non-con weekend in Nebraska tonight, as the Cats take on Nebraska-Omaha tonight at 7 p.m. as part of the Omaha Challenge held at Baxter Arena in Omaha, NE. Omaha is 3-7 so far on the season, and K-State holds the all-time record at 9-6. Tomorrow, the Cats take on former Big 12 conference mate Nebraska at 4:30 p.m., before rounding out the tournament with Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Cats' match with the host Mavericks will be streamed live on OMavs.com while all three K-State matches this weekend can be heard on KMAN 1350 AM, 93.3 FM or k-statesports.com.

Football

Bill Snyder is confident...in the fans showing up in Nashville. Kellis Robinett at the Wichita Eagle reports that Snyder expects a sizable K-State contingent in Nashville this weekend.

Early reports from K-State athletics speculate ten to twelve thousand Wildcat fans, at minimum, will be in attendance this weekend. Vandy’s stadium holds 40,550, so 12k is going to look like a LOT of purple for a road game. Especially if the Vandy crowd looks like it did last week:

Elijah Lee, just a few weeks after being cut by the Minnesota Vikings, finally has another team (which makes your Slate writer for today extra super-happy):