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Wildcats and Longhorns tangle on LHN, plus it’s National Signing Day

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Previously

Yesterday Luke Thompson and Eric Rubottom brought us the latest edition of Bring on the PodCats with K-State Collegian Sports Editor DeAundra Allen. They talk a lot of basketball, including tonight’s pivotal game against the Longhorns.

Basketball

The Kansas State Wildcats will be in Austin tonight at 7pm to take on the Texas Longhorns in what is an important game for both tournament hopes as well as busting bad-momentum. The game will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network, so good luck watching. Even with some potential off-court distractions, K-State junior guard Amaad Wainwright is expected to travel with the team to Austin and play as needed, Bruce Weber confirmed on Tuesday (Robinett, Eagle). Kellis also has his regular pre-game information posted. We’ll have a full How to Watch post later today, as well as your regularly scheduled open game thread.

Also in action tonight are the K-State women. The MittieCats are in Bramlage tonight, also at 7pm, to take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Cats got whooped last Saturday at home, falling to Iowa State 80-45. This will be the first meeting between the Cats and Tech this season, but the Red Raiders have been in some chaos this year, as their head coach was fired midway through the season (Carlos Silva, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal).

Football

The big news yesterday was that both D.J. Reed and Byron Pringle have been officially invited to the 2018 NFL Combine. This is a big step, as most guys who appear at the combine get drafted later this April, and helps to confirm that it was the right choice for both to leave K-State with eligibility remaining to pursue their NFL dreams.

Also, it’s National Signing Day 2018. You may not have noticed, since most of K-State’s class signed in the new early period back in December, but there will still be a few new names to add today. We’ll have a full thread on that a little later this morning for you, plus a look at some of the walk-ons that should be in Manhattan this fall.