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Big 12 home opener for BatCats, RacketCats

Plus, track action continues in Austin.

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JT VanGilder

We’re getting to the part of the 2018-19 athletic season where this is little action but plenty of reaction.

We’ll get through these dark times together. Somehow.


Kansas State was scheduled to play the first game of the Big 12 opener against #10 Texas Tech today, but inclement weather in Manhattan has pushed that game out to Saturday. Instead, the BatCats will take on the Red Raiders in a doubleheader at Tointon Family Stadium tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 2 PM and Graham Hassal will take the mound, with Jordan Wicks getting the nod in Game 2.

The series will conclude on Sunday at 1 PM. That day is also the Bark in the Park event, when furry Kansas State fans and their humans will show their support for the BatCats. But don’t take it from me; just let Reba tell you:


Kansas State’s tennis team also opens home conference play this weekend. Weather has pushed today’s first match with TCU indoors to Body First, but—weather permitting, Saturday’s contest against #25 Texas Tech will take place on Saturday at 11 AM at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.

The Wildcats are coming off a pair of Big 12 road losses, first a 6-1 beatdown to #18 Texas, followed by a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Baylor.


The Wildcats are currently in Austin for the 92nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. On Day 2 of the competition, two Wildcats achieved personal best marks. Shaelyn Ward, competing in the women’s hammer throw, set a new personal best mark and finished 16th. Teammate Helene Ingvaldsen finished 10th in the event.

For the men, Logan Wolfley finished 11th in the men’s javelin throw, while Ethan Powell finished second in the 5000m race and set a new personal best mark in the process.

The teams will be back in action today. Live action and results are available here.