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Slate: Preparing for K-State Basketball

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Kansas State fans prepare for the return of Wildcat basketball, plus notes on football.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Previously

Eric Rubottom (aka TheBigE) triumphantly returned to Bring on the Cats with a primer on the upcoming 2018-19 Wildcat Men’s Basketball team.

Football

Dalton Risner acknowledged the Wildcats gave up or “went on cruise control” during the later part of the OU game, which ended in an embarrassing 51-14 loss. (Arne Green, Capital Journal)

Skylar Thompson was surprised during the OU game. Surprised that OU didn’t draw a penalty for hitting him while out of bounds, and then kicking him while he was getting up off the sideline. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Finally, another opinion piece from a media platform covering K-State suggesting it’s time for Bill Snyder to step down. This time it comes from the student’s as Molly Hackett with the K-State Collegian, who acknowledges (as others have) that Bill Snyder’s legacy is performing a miracle in Manhattan, but it’s also time to step aside. (Molly Hackett, The Collegian)

Basketball

Dean Wade’s junior year ended with an injury, but as a returning senior he is one of the top collegiate players heading into his final season. (Steve Megargee, AP via Capital Journal)

The Wildcats dictated the pace, and style of play during the closed scrimmage with Oregon, which is good news for the Wildcat faithful. (James Crepea, The Oregonian)

Preview stories abound for the basketball team, and Cody Friesen at The Collegian asks if this could be “The Year” for K-State basketball. (Cody Friesen, The Collegian)

While the men’s team hopes to finish at or near the top of the Big 12, the women’s team hopes to finish much higher than their predicted 8th spot in the Big 12 conference. That ranking will provide motivation for a team which returns it’s top three scorers from a year ago. (Justin Toscano, Manhattan Mercury)