Jon checked in early this morning with the return on The National, and proclaims the best team in the land is...in D-III??? At least, the “resume test” says so, for now.
After a four game losing streak, including getting swept at the K-State Invitational, the VolleyCats are ready to get back on the correct side of the win/loss column. Their next opportunity starts tonight at 7 p.m. (CDT), as the Wildcats will face North Florida in Atlanta as part of the Georgia Tech Invitational. On Friday, the Cats play a doubleheader with Xavier at 10 a.m. and the host Yellow Jackets at 7 p.m. The Wildcats' match with Georgia Tech can be seen on ACC Network Extra. All three of K-State's matches can be heard locally on KMAN 1350 AM, 93.3 FM and k-statesports.com.
The K-State soccer team is back at home this weekend to play a pair of games at the K-State Soccer Complex. On Friday at 7 p.m., the Cats take on the Bears of Central Arkansas, and will look to tie the series record that the Bears currently hold at 1-0-0. On Sunday, the Cats welcome in a team from the north, as the Creighton BlueJays visit Manhattan for a 1 p.m. tilt. The BlueJays are currently winless on the season, and the Cats will look to improve on their 1-1 tie last season in Omaha.
Wichita Eagle K-State beat reporter Kellis Robinett dropped his story on the homecoming for Charlotte head coach Brad Lambert, who has mixed emotions about his return to the Little Apple. Lambert played defensive back for the Cats from 1984-1987, witnessing the Cats first-ever bowl game, as well as the start of the darkest days of K-State football.
Lindy’s Sports has their breakdown of the K-State/Charlotte game, and their three players to watch are D.J. Reed, Byron Pringle (both, duh), and Tanner Wood, who Lindy’s says had a rough game replacing Jordan Willis.
Kevin Haskin at the Topeka Capital-Journal takes us on a trip back in time, almost exactly five years ago to a September afternoon in Manhattan, KS where the Cats, then led by Collin Klein, used a productive offense and an imposing defense to dominate the Miami Hurricanes 52-13. The game was just the second of the season, but but was part of a 10-0 run that eventually led to the Cats winning their second Big 12 Conference Title.
Game times have been announced for the fifth annual Big 12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic, and as part of the coverage of the event, K-State’s Saturday, January 27, 2018 match-up with Georgia will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU at 1 p.m. (CDT). The match-up will mark the third meeting in the past four seasons for the two schools, but the first as part of the Big12/SEC Challenge event.
As reported by The Mercury, the K-State physics department has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help improve PhysPort, an online professional development tool for teachers of physics. K-State, in collaboration with the American Association of Physics Teachers, designed the tool to support physics faculty in using research-based teaching and assessment methods through expert recommendations, teaching method guides, assessment resources and online workshops. The NSF grant was awarded to Eleanor Sayre, associate professor of physics, for her research project on the tool, which is used by physics professors internationally.