We are at 24 days to kickoff of the Kansas State Wildcats football season! Yesterday, BracketCat hit the second-half of the 25-day mark with a profile of fullback Terrance Richards, who followed in his father’s footsteps to come to K-State. This morning, BracketCat dropped the profile of defensive back Brock Monty, and be sure and check back later this afternoon for Dylan Wentzel.
Thank goodness for August and the return of ‘Merican football. Monday’s media day is the gift that keeps on giving as reporters on the K-State beat continue to unload their notebooks. Kellis Robinett got in two stories after yesterday’s Slate posted, first taking a look at the “big plans” that the K-State coaching staff has for Dalvin Warmack. He followed that up with a list of five important things that were said during the media availability, which includes two different quotes from new DC Blake Seiler.
The AP’s Dave Skretta, coming via the Columbus, IN Republic, took a look at Dalton Risner and his blog and the RiseUp foundation and the work that Risner put into them over the summer. Speaking of Risner, The Draft Network released their first mock draft for 2019, and you won’t have to scroll very far to find a certain OT on their list.
REMINDER: the SoccerCats have their home opener (exhibition) tonight at the K-State Soccer Complex. The match with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, who will open the season receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll, is set for 7:00 P.M., and tickets are still available for as low as $3 (group) or $5 for a single ticket. It’s supposed to stay under 90 degrees in Manhattan today, so it should be a decent evening to spend a couple hours outdoors.
Three footballers spent their summer working hard off the pitch, and they say it’s given them experience and skills they can use on the field.
In case you weren’t aware, renovations at Tointon Family Stadium have already begun. Workers have been hard at it installing a new limestone fence around the playing field, and yesterday K-State posted a nice aerial shot of the work in progress: