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Slate: One Day Away From Sweetness

Basketball, baseball, football, and more!

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Men’s Basketball

We’ve got one day left until we have some Wildcat on Wildcat action in the Sweet 16. The Kansas State Wildcats have needed to overcome a very key injury in order to make it this far, and there’s still lots of doubt surround Dean Wade’s return to the court (Robinett, Eagle). Over at CBS Sports, the staff has run 10,000 computer simulations to get “accurate” odds going into the Sweet 16 game tomorrow. Andy Katz at talked to three of the Sweet 16 coaches on his latest podcast, including K-State’s Bruce Weber.


After a tough weekend, the BatCats welcomed in a tough Austin Peay squad for two mid-week games. The Tuesday night contest was nothing short of explosive, as K-State out-slugged the Governors 15-10 to take game one of the pair. Will Brennan went 2-4, extending his on-base streak to 43 games, and six K-State hitters turned in two-hit games while four recorded multiple RBI.

Game two of the midweek set is today at 12 pm CDT from Tointon family Stadium. The game can be seen on ESPN3 and the ESPN app, as well as live on KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM) and online at


On Tuesday, K-State football announced details for the annual Purple and White Spring Game. The 2018 version will be held on Saturday, April 21st, with kickoff scheduled for 1:10 pm CDT at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. From the release: All tickets are general admission and just $5, and for a ninth-straight year, the game will be broadcast worldwide on K-StateHD.TV using audio from the K-State Sports Network.

Track & Field

After winning a Big 12 title last spring, the K-State women’s track team will enter the 2018 season with bigger expectations. On Tuesday, the USTFCCCA Preseason Poll was announced, and the Wildcats were voted No. 7 to start the season; the ninth straight year the Wildcats have started the season ranked in the Top 25.