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Ineffectiveness and apathy reigned in Norman yesterday.

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Kansas State got laughed off the field by Oklahoma yesterday. Jon Morse has already made all the important statements about the actual game: Oklahoma Sooners 51 Kansas State Wildcats 14.

At BotC World Headquarters, we have run out of bon mots. So, in lieu of actual words, here’s a random collection of clips and statements from social media instead:

Calling the game for FOX, Joel Klatt put his finger right on the pulse of Kansas State fandom:

And after the final whistle, things got worse. Bill Snyder was at a loss to describe the state of the program:

The players, united during the game and after, didn’t shy away from offering their opinions either. In a sign that the coaching staff has perhaps lost the team, there was this on Twitter last night:

Make of that what you will.


Kansas State played in a preseason scrimmage against Oregon in Denver yesterday. The game, closed to the public, went about as well as it could have for the Wildcats, who led 20-12 early and held on for a 75-70 victory.

Barry Brown Jr. scored 20 points, Xavier Sneed had 13 and Dean Wade added 12 points and six rebounds for Kansas State.

Cross Country

The men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the Big 12 Championship in Ames, Iowa this weekend. Iowa State won the men’s and women’s team titles, and took both individual titles as well.

The men’s team (162 points) finished fifth with three runners placing in the top 30 (Cooper Schroeder (22), Joe Gorthy (29), Ethan Powell (30)). This was the fourth-lowest points total for the team in program history and the second consecutive top-five finish, following a fourth-place finish last year.

The women’s team finished 10th overall with 240 points. The squad was led by Emma Wren (37), Kassidy Johnson (43), and Cara Melgares (53).

Up next, the teams travel to Peoria, Illinois for the NCAA Midwest Regionals on November 9 for a chance to participate in the NCAA Championships on November 19.


The women’s golf team will be in action next week. They are wrapping up the fall schedule at the Trinity Forest Invitational in Dallas, an event the Wildcats won last year. Sophomore Reid Isaac is also the defending individual title champion from the event.

Meanwhile, the men’s team is on the course this weekend at the Steelwood College Invitational in Loxley, Alabama. The Wildcats were 11-over par 578 after the first 36 holes of play and are currently tied for sixth place. Ben Fernandez leads the team 1-under par 143, good for seventh place, but low Wildcat is actually freshman Will Hopkins who is competing as an individual and was in place after the first round but is currently tied for fifth at 2-under par 142.


Kansas State soccer’s second Big 12 season is now over. The Wildcats lost to Iowa State 1-0 in the season’s final match to finish winless in the Big 12 and 4-12-2 overall. The team will carry a 14-match conference losing streak into the 2019 season.

For the fifth time this season, Kansas State held their opponents to a scoreless tie in the first half only to give up a goal in the second half. Iowa State scored in the 73rd minute, a 17-yard kick from Emily Steil off a loose ball.

One positive: Kansas State will kick off its next season in a purpose-built facilty: Buser Family Park.


Kansas State lost to Iowa State in four sets (25-15, 21-25, 26-24, 25-15) on Friday in Ames. The loss ended a two-match conference winning streak for the VolleyCats.

Despite the loss, Sarah Dixon and Kylee Zumach still managed double doubles in the match. Zumach, who led the team with 14 kills, also had 17 digs. Dixon had 43 assists and 10 digs, while teammates Elle Sandbothe and Alyssa Schultejans each had 11 kills.

The VolleyCats have the week off but will be back at Ahearn Field House to host West Virginia on November 3. First serve is set for 7 PM.