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Slate: Mississippi State has Kansas State Ties?

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Plus VolleyCats take their home opener with a sweep and WBB Big 12 schedule announced.

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Tuesday was a quiet day at BOTC, so we’ll jump right in to the happenings around Wildcatland.

Volleyball

Volleyball gets the lead today since they were in action last night. The VolleyCats hosted Missouri State for their first home game of the season, and sent the Bears back to Springfield quickly with a 3-set sweep; improving to 5-1 on the season as a result. Only one set was ever in question as the Cats took the match 25-18, 26-24, and 25-8 behind 9 service aces and just three service errors, as well as 40 team kills, led by Kylee Zumach’s 10, and 10 total team blocks.

The Wildcats will host the K-State Invitational this weekend, and kick off the tournament on Friday facing off with North Texas at 12pm. Also in town for the weekend are Oregon State (who the Cats face Friday night at 7:30pm) and Omaha (Saturday at 6pm). If you are in town for the Mississippi State game, be sure and head over to Ahearn Fieldhouse to catch the Cats in action.

Football

Speaking of the Mississippi State football, apparently they have some ties to Kansas State football. Bulldogs head coach Joe Moorhead was a quarterback at Fordham, and was coached there by Nick Quartaro, who was on Bill Snyder’s original staff at K-State and left for Fordham after the Copper Bowl (Steve Robertson, 247 Sports). A little nugget from that story: Snyder apparently used to let his QB’s call audible’s at the line (something he hasn’t done much this second go-around).

Staying in a Mississippi state of mind, the Miss. St. Sports Blog from The Dispatch (Columbus/Starkville, MS) got with Eagle/Star K-State beat writer Kellis Robinett for five questions about K-State headed in to Saturday’s matchup.

It’s Wednesday, so that means yesterday was Bill Snyder’s weekly press conference. Kellis reports that Snyder may hate penalties more than Garfield hates Mondays, and the Cats will have to do a lot better this weekend if they hope to beat Mississippi State. Arne Green at the Topeka Capital-Journal has his take on Snyder and his disappointment with the Wildcats play last Saturday.

Women’s Basketball

The Big 12 Conference has released the conference portion of the women’s basketball schedule, and so K-State Sports posted the Wildcats Big 12 schedule which includes five of it’s nine games in January at Bramlage Coliseum. Justin Toscano at The Mercury has all the games and dates listed out for you (with times TBD).

Soccer

K-State heads back to Manhattan after their brief west coast trip to face UMKC this Friday, Sept. 7th at the K-State Soccer Complex. But it will be a short-lived homestand as the Cats will then head east to Bloomington, IN to face the Hoosiers on Sunday, Sept 9th. Friday’s game will be available for viewing on K-StateHD.TV and Facebook Live (but if you’re in town for the football game, you could go watch in person), Sunday’s match will be available on the Big Ten Network Plus. Both games will have audio on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan, and online at kstatesports.com

Golf

Last but certainly not least, K-State’s Jeremy Gandon will start his final season at K-State in Ireland, playing for his home country of France in the World Amateur Team Championship this week.