Kansas State (3-2, 0-2 Big 12) hosts TCU (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) today at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 PM, and the game can be seen on your FSN regional affiliate. Jon Morse has more in the HOW TO WATCH post.
What’s the prediction for today? Well, you’ve seen TB’s unsurprising take on the game and his prediction that the Frogs will take a close game. There’s more of the same from Kellis Robinett who needs to see more from the offense before he can pick the Wildcats to win a Big 12 game.
Our own Drew Schneider weighed in on Kansas State’s offensive woes and noted there’s not that much wrong with the offensive game plan, but the team needs to execute much, much better.
Alex Delton will be back in Manhattan for the first time since transferring to TCU. Delton’s former teammates have stayed in touch with him and the reunion will be as amicable as possible. For his part, Delton is excited to enjoy the “wild” atmosphere of The Bill one last time.
On a completely different note, former Kansas State president Jon Wefald got tired of being asked repeatedly about the Ron Prince hire and decided instead to figure out why/how schools select head coaches, and whether those coaches ultimately He produced a 22-page document and propounded the Wefald Rule: a new head coach has a one-in-three chance of being successful. At any school. You can read his work HERE.
Go Cats! Win the must-win game!
Kansas State dropped this year’s Sunflower Showdown match 3-0 in Lawrence last night. The Jayhawks took an early lead and held on to it through most of the match, scoring again in the 80th minute and again shortly after that.
The Wildcats will hit the road for a Thursday match against TCU followed by the final home game of the season against West Virginia on Sunday afternoon.
At the ITA Central Regionals in Norman, the Wildcats had a banner day in singles play, with Rosanna Maffei, Karine-Marion Job, Maria Linares, Anna Turco and Margot Decker all winning their Round of 64 matches to advance. In addition, Ioana Gheorghita won her first match in the Round of 128 to advance and then also won her Round of 64 match. Ines Mesquita was the lone loss for Kansas State in singles.
In doubles, Decker and Turco teamed up to win their first match 8-6 and advanced to the next round, but Mesquita and Job lost their match by the same score.
Play continues today with Round of 32 matches in both singles and doubles.