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SLATE: Football Team Turns Attention to Mississippi State

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Terence Newman has suited up for his last football game.
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Previously

The Big 12 office announced its first players of the week yesterday, a list which included Isaiah Zuber as the special teams honoree. AMS spotlighted the achievement for Bring on the Cats.

In a new regular feature in which he will introduce pets available for adoption through the Riley County Humane Society, Drew Schneider introduced Coco as the first Bring on the Cats Dog of the Week, comparing her to K-State great Darren Sproles.

Football

The ugly slog against South Dakota now behind them, the ‘Cats look to a much bigger challenge Saturday morning, when No. 18 Mississippi State comes calling at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kellis Robinett is early again this with the game basics and five things to know.

One thing that was not completely settled in the first game: The quarterback position. Coach Snyder says that both Alex Deton and Skylar Thompson will see action against the Bulldogs on Saturday, and that the role for both signal-callers will be significant.

Beyond enjoying the Big 12’s longest active streak of having at least one player drafted into the NFL, K-State players have made a habit of sticking once they get to the league. Eleven former Wildcats made league rosters this year, headlined by long-timers Darren Sproles and Jordy Nelson. One fixture who will not dress on Sundays for the first time in fifteen years is Terence Newman, who announced his retirement this weekend and immediately joined the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff. In his typical, understated fashion, Newman simply said, “It was my time.”

K-State defensive lineman Tyquilo Moore has decided to leave K-State, returning to enroll at Butler County Community College. Moore, a 6’4, 295 athlete from Lexington South Carolina, was not on the roster at the time of K-State’s first game on Saturday.

Volleyball

Sarah Dixon has been named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for her work in the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic in St. Louis. The Wildcats setter had at least 40 assists in all three K-State matches in the tournament and averages a conference-best 11.88 assists per set this season. Coach Fritz says Dixon’s development has been key to the squad’s 4-1 start to the season.

K-State will host its first home match of the season tonight against the Missouri State Bears.

Flooding

Heavy rain in and around Manhattan this weekend caused serious flooding of Wildcat Creek, leading to around 300 evacuations. As with all things these days, social media provided lots of images. Rain is in the forecast through Saturday, but K-State does not intend to alter any game schedules.