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Slate: Basketball Starts Season with a Win

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Plus news and notes from the football press conference yesterday, and soccer honors

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Basketball

Last night, the Wildcats and Bison tangled in Manhattan. It didn’t start well for K-State, but, as our own Luke Sobba reports, the WeberCats were able to overcome the sluggish start to start the season 1-0.

K-State Sports has their own official recap of the season opener, as does Ryan Black at The Mercury, and Arne Green via the Topeka Capital-Journal. Kellis Robinett via the Wichita Eagle has “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” for the Wildcats victory, and The Mercury’s Greg Woods has an in-depth look at Cartier Diarra’s efforts to spark the K-State offense. And, for what seems like the norm for their K-State careers, both Nigel Shadd and James Love are still out with injuries to start the season.

Over on the women’s side, senior forward Peyton Williams was named as one of 50 players to the 2020 Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List.

Football

K-State held it’s weekly press conference yesterday, and Coach Klieman had various pieces of news and notes for his team. Of course, one big piece of news is that junior defensive back AJ Parker is expected to miss significant time with an ankle injury (Eagle). It’s not all bad news this week, as the Wildcats were ranked #16 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of 2019 (Eagle).

Soccer

The Wildcats season may be over, but that just means it’s awards season. As announced on Tuesday, junior midfielder/forward Brookelynn Entz was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team by the league’s coaches, becoming just the seconed Wildcat to earn post-season honors from the Big 12 Conference.