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Slate: Dean Wade Big 12 Preseason PotY

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Plus volleyball in action tonight in the Sunflower Showdown.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-South Regional-Kansas State vs Kentucky
Let the hype train commence
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Basketball

We’ll lead today with the big news that just dropped from the Big 12 office. Senior forward Dean Wade has been selected as the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year; and Wade and senior guard Barry Brown have been named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, with Wade as the lone unanimous selection. K-State was the only team with multiple selections to the All-Big 12 team (though KU did have two on the honorable mention list).

These awards come on the heels of Barry Brown being named to the preseason Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award watch list yesterday, one of just 20 in the nation.

Let the basketball hype train commence.

Football

Since it’s mostly about football, we’ll drop this here. Luke Thompson had Nick Leckey on Bring on the PodCats, and they used the lack of game this weekend to talk about more of the internal things of the program.

Drew Schneider, in the midst of trying to leave town to attend an ill-advised fall wedding, still managed to drop his thoughts on the Oklahoma State game this past weekend. Spoiler alert: they are finally happy thoughts.

K-State hosted it’s weekley press conference yesterday, and you can check out the athletics department release of the transcript. Bill Snyder like to treat the bye week as a regular game week, but he did break from his normal game schedule and gave the players Sunday and Monday off (Robinett, Eagle).

Volleyball

The VolleyCats are in action tonight from Ahearn Fieldhouse, hosting the No. 22 Kansas Jayhawks. The Cats and the Jayhawks meet with different trajectories, as the Wildcats are on a 6-game losing streak, and the Jayhawks are on a 9-game winning streak.

If you can’t make it to Ahearn tonight at 8pm, you can watch the game on ESPNU (should be available nationally), as well as streaming on WatchESPN.