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Basketball on tap for Saturday, plus more from Snyder’s Signing Day press conference

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

Previously

After ending the carnage with a 67-64 victory over Texas on Wednesday, our own Luke Thompson says that disaster has been averted, at least as it pertains to K-State’s NCAA Tournament hopes.

Basketball

Keeping with the basketball theme, Brett Engle at the K-State Collegian also has his thoughts on the men’s NCAA tournament hopes.

Kellis Robinett’s (via the Eagle) weekly Q&A focuses heavily on basketball this week, and he starts out with a look at K-State’s resume and “Braketology” appearance.

Today’s K-State Sports Extra focuses on Kamau Stokes, who healed rapidly, but has been showing patience getting back on the court.

Over on the women’s side, the MittieCats will be headed down to Texas on Saturday as part of a two-game stand in the Lone Star State. The Wildcats take on the 6/6 Longhorns on Saturday, then will get a week off before heading back south to Ft. Worth to take on 24/24 TCU the following Saturday.

Football

During his National Signing Day press conference, Bill Snyder answered a few questions about his new coaching staff. The primary question was about how the three-legged-stool at offensive coordinator was going to work. Snyder, in his own way, actually answered the question, and talked about how he felt “pleased with the direction they’re going right now” (and in his own way subtweeted Dana Dimel) (Robinett, Eagle).

On Wednesday, we brought you a list of as many walk-ons headed to K-State as we could find. On Thursday, the KC Star decided to one-up us, and talked to KC area athletes who have decided to forego scholarships at FCS and DII schools, and instead join the Wildcats football program as walk-ons (Maria Torres, KC Star).

Track & Field

K-State has announced that the Steve Miller Open, set for Saturday, Feb. 17th in Ahearn Fieldhouse, has been cancelled. Instead, the Cats will make a trip to Lincoln to compete in the Nebraska Tune Up meet on February 16th. No reason was given for the cancellation.

This weekend, the Cats are competing at two different meets. The main event is the Texas Tech Shootout in Lubbock, which is already underway, and features some of K-State’s top T&F athletes. Also on tap is the Gorilla Classic, hosted by Pitt State in Pittsburg, KS, which begins later this evening.