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Slate: Big Wednesday Roundup

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There was news from all three major sports yesterday, plus some others.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia at Kansas State Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball

Yesterday saw two very important wins for the Kansas State Wildcats. First, the K-State women polished off a much-needed victory over Texas Tech 83-69. The Cats, who had been held to under 50 points their last two games, saw three players in double figures, and all three nearly over 20 points as Kayla Goth led all scorers with 27, Rachel Ranke dropped in 20, and Peyton Williams just missed the 20-point club with 19. Williams did get a double-double on the night, snagging 10 rebounds, while Goth was one assist shy of her own double-double.

Just a minute later, the K-State men finished holding off the Texas Longhorns to claim a 67-64 road victory that also snapped a losing streak. Besides the BotC official recap, here are some other recaps and analysis from around the K-State world:
Kellis Robinett - Wichita Eagle
And a second from Kellis
Ryan Black - Manhattan Mercury
Tim Bisel - Topeka Capital-Journal
Official K-State SID
Jeffrey Haley at Burnt Orange Nation

Football

Yesterday was National Signing Day, though it was much less dramatic than previous years thanks to the new early signing period. Bill Snyder is not necessarily a fan of the new period, but it still helped to net him a full class of 24 new athletes. We brought you all the signings, though it was all wrapped up by 9:30am yesterday morning. One new feature was a list of all the walk-ons we could find, because invariably one of those guys will end up as a starter for K-State, if not a future All-Big 12 performer.

Soccer

It wasn’t just National Signing Day for football, K-State soccer was also pleased to announce a class of 10 young women who signed their NLI’s for K-State. There’s a good Great Plains flavor to the class (2 Kansans and one each from Nebraska and Missouri), but it also features three Europeans, a pair from Ft. Collins, and a Californian. Overall, a solid group to join K-State for the third season, and second Big 12 season, for K-State soccer.