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Slate: Joshua Youngblood makes history as Big 12 Special Team Player of the Year

Big 12 award winner were announced including Joshua Youngblood as Special team player of the year, plus basketball notes, and volleyball awards

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Eric Rubottom stopped in with the second half of his Hardwood Haziness series, and pondered the question: “Why are we here?”


With bowl announcements scheduled for Sunday, speculation about where K-State will land has dominated K-State media. First up, Kellis Robinett examines why K-State may play in one of the top Big 12 bowl tie-ins....or get passed over for Texas.

Next Ryan Black speculates on what the win over Iowa State did for the Wildcats bowl destination.

Big 12 awards were announced yesterday, and freshman receiver Joshua Youngblood made history. Youngblood won Big 12 special teams player of the year, and in doing so became the first freshman in Big 12 history to be named a player of the year in either offense, defense, or special teams. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

In addition to Youngblood, 15 other Wildcats earned All-Big 12 accolades. First team All-Big 12 include Youngblood at kick returner, as well as FB Nick Lenners, and DE Wyatt Hubert. Second team selections were OL Scott Frantz, and Devin Anctil. Honorable mentions included: RB James Gilbert, DB Denzel Goolsby, OL Adam Holtorf, OL Nick Kaltmayer, PK Blake Lynch, DB AJ Parker, WR Dalton Schoen, LB Elijah Sullivan, QB Skylar Thompson, and DE Reggie Walker. (Salina Post)


Let’s turn our attention to the hardwood now. Kellis steps in to highlight where the Wildcats will play during their next two November tournaments. For those who follow along closely next seasons’ tournament will be broadcast in purgatory a.k.a

In live sporting action the women’s team decimated Incarnate Word 85-41 Tuesday night to halt a three game losing streak. Freshman phenom Ayoka Lee led the way with a perfect 10-10 shooting night scoring 20 points to go with 8 boards and 6 blocks. (Sean Collins, Manhattan Mercury)

In related news K-StateHD.TV made history with the first All-Female college broadcast team. During the women’s basketball game against UT Arlington on Nov. 24 the entire broadcast team consisted of all women. (Kristian Hernandez,


2 Wildcats received All-Big 12 honors this week. Junior Peyton Williams was named to the All-Big 12 Second team, will freshman Anna Dixon was named to the All-Big 12 Rookie Team. Williams became the first player in Big 12 history to earn All Big 12 honors in both volleyball and basketball. (Staff Reports, Manhattan Mercury)