Yesterday marked four days and a fortnight until the start of Kansas State football. Which means BracketCat gave us a preview of Number 24: Dylan Wentzel.
Since it’s a mid-morning slate today, Bracket has already jumped on day 23 with a preview of number 23: Daron Bowles as we prepare for the return of Kansas State football.
Kansas sucks. We all know this and just accept it as a fact of life, like death and taxes. But save that one game on every Big 12 teams schedule, each Big 12 team has a pretty goo schedule overall. So how does the Big 12 compare to the SEC? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoma sets out to answer that questions. (Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman)
In other scheduling news, Kansas State announced a new opponent. They will take on the Trojans at home in 2023. That is the Troy Trojans, not the more well know Trojans from Southern California. This means only one game is left unscheduled for 2023 as the Wildcats had previously announced a game against former Unholy Alliance members Missouri. (Ryan Black, The Mercury)
Kansas State not only lost two starters at linebacker coming into this season. They also lost two strong leaders on defense. Which is why in addition to stepping into the starting line-up, both Da’Quan Patton and Elijah Sullivan will need to step into leadership roles as well. (Arne Green, Capital Journal)
It’s the top question of every off season for Kansas State fans. When will Bill Snyder decide to hang up the Nike Cortez and ride off into the sunset? Well, according to the legend himself he sees “no end in sight” after battling throat cancer and conference opponents last season. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)
Today is the start of the PGA Championships in St. Louis and one former Wildcats is ecstatic to be hanging out in St. Louis for the event. Ben Kern finished tied for 9th at the PGA Professional Championship in June, which qualified him for an invite to golf’s final major event. (Ryan Black, The Mercury)
Kansas State ended the exhibition portion of their schedule with a 3-1 loss at home to Minnesota. Tatum Wagner was the lone goal scorer for the Wildcats who failed to rally from a 2-1 deficit. The Wildcats open their regular season next week against St. Louis. (Staff Reports, The Mercury)