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Slate: Is Kansas State the hardest place to win in the Big 12?

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Winning consistently at home has historically been hard for Kansas State (not counting Bill Snyder), plus recruiting updates, basketball news, and track and field notes.

Baylor v Kansas State
The stadium bears his name for a reason.
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Football

We’ll start with a little DISRESPECT on this fine Thursday morning. Paul Myerberg at the USA Today ranked the hardest places to win in the Power 5. Now you may be thinking he’s talking about the hardest places to go on the road and beat the home team. But you’d be wrong. He’s talking about the schools where it’s hardest to win on a consistent basis. And four of the ten Big 12 schools make the list. I’ll let you guess which ones they are. (Paul Myeberg, USA Today)

In recruiting news, Wylie, TX receiver Donovan Ollie has narrowed his list of prospective schools to 6, and it includes both Kansas State and Iowa State. (Cody Daniel, diehards.com)

Also narrowing his list is 4 start RB, Daniel Carter from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Carter named his top 10 which includes: Kansas State, Texas, Oregon, Ohio State, and Georgia among others. (Cody Daniel, diehards.com)

Basketball

Bruce Weber believes Kansas State has fixed many of the issues that plagued the Wildcats weak non-conference schedule in 17-18 season. Marquee games during the upcoming season include: Marquette, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt. (Tim Bisel, Garden City Telegram)

Track and Field

Three athletes from Kansas State will compete in the upcoming USATF outdoor championship beginning today. Senior Morgan Wedekind will compete in the women’s steeplechase, Terrell Smith will compete in the 200 meters, and Janee Kassanavoid will throw the women’s hammer. Former wildcat Erik Kynard will seek his fifth championship in the men’s highjump. (Nicole Feyh, WIBW.com)