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Volleyball in action tonight and women’s golf starts business tomorrow.

Hello, Wyatt Hubert.
Hello, Wyatt Hubert.
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It’s a smorgasbord of delight today in the Slate, and we’re going to dive in face-first to see what’s up in Kansas State Wildcats world this weekend. Let’s go!

Football

At the Eagle, Kellis Robinett offers up his weekly Q&A, wherein your fearless leader learned something he hadn’t realized: Alex Barnes is actually the Big 12’s leading rusher.

Robinett also introduces you to redshirt freshman Wyatt Hubert, whose defensive exploits last Saturday were a rare positive on a horrible afternoon.

There’s free content of import over at GPC as Ryan Wallace examines K-State’s recruiting philosophy and discusses the need for change, however incremental.

Keep scrolling down after that piece and you can catch a preview of tomorrow’s game from Riley Gates.

Two pieces directly from the athletic department yesterday and this morning: Dalton Risner has been named to the AFCA Good Works Team. He’s the third Wildcat to be so honored, following Collin Klein and Victor Mann. Meanwhile, in today’s Sports Extra Corbin McGuire reports on how K-State is going to try, starting tomorrow, to correct the little things.

Basketball

In yesterday’s SE, McGuire checked in with Barry Brown on what he learned at last weekend’s NCAA Student-Athlete Symposium. The big takeaway: building his personal brand on social media, or more specifically being careful not to destroy it.

At the Austin American-Statesman, Joe Harrington offers up 12 things about the Big 12 as the season’s media machine starts to spin up. Interestingly, Harrington seems to think K-State will be third in the Big 12 preseason coaches’ poll based strictly on his opinion that Bill Self will give his first-place vote to West Virginia. Not so sure about that, Joe, since Self already said back in May he’s going to vote K-State first. But you do you, my man.

Volleyball

Tonight at 7:00pm, K-State (9-1), which returned to the “receiving votes” section of the AVCA Poll on Monday after being unceremoniously dumped after losing to Marquette, will take on Wisconsin-Green Bay (5-5) in Minneapolis in their first match of the Gopher Fall Classic. Audio will be available at K-StateSports.com and on KMAN, but there’s no video feed tonight.

This will not distress wildcat00. Tomorrow, on the other hand, sees the Cats taking on the seventh-ranked Gophers (5-2) at 7:30pm on BTN+, so she’s going to be all verklempt and stuff.

Golf

The Wildcat women will be in East Lansing, Mich., this weekend for the Mary Fossum Invitational at the Forest Akers West Golf Course. The tournament is hosted by That 18th-Ranked School Which Should Really Be Shut Down Now, and also features 12th-ranked Florida, 23rd-ranked Virginia, and 26th-ranked Miami (FL) as well as Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi State, Rutgers, Texas Tech, and some mid-majors.

Baseball

Bill Snyder has 16 Goals. Now Pete Hughes has 19 Ways. They’re not the same thing, though; 19 Ways is a community service program Hughes is installing for the baseball program.