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And in other news, Mittie gets a contract extension.

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Football

We’re just about half a month—15 days—from the beginning of a new football season at Kansas State. If that’s not enough excitement for you, BracketCat’s roster countdown reminds us we’re just over Joshua Youngblood and just exactly Daniel Green days away from kickoff.

Drew Schneider is back, this time with an optimistic look at the Kansas State offense and his expectations for Chris Klieman’s first season in Manhattan.

Speaking of the offense, it looks like the Wildcats’ will run by committee with running backs Jordon Brown, James Gilbert, and Harry Trotter all getting a significant share of carries this season. Indeed Klieman and offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham indicated that all three players could start the Nicholls State game, meaning the running backs would all be on the field at once (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle).

In his weekly K-State Q&A, Kellis dishes further on the run game and the changes to K-State football reporting under the new regime.

There are changes coming to the game experience at Bill Snyder Family Stadium too. For one, fans now get to vote on the pregame music, which is a huge change from the Snyder era. In addition, there will be more Chick-Fil-A, more margaritas, and yes, more metal detectors too.

Basketball

Women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie has signed a contract extension with Kansas State. The new agreement will extend his tenure through the 2023-24 season. After five seasons in Manhattan and three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, Mittie is now the fourth-best coach in school history in career wins and the fourth to top the 100-wins mark.

Today’s SportsExtra, featuring former Wildcat Megan Mahoney and her transition from playing pro basketball in Europe to being a small-town realtor in Rapid City, South Dakota, is worth a read.

Miscellany

Sports Illustrated’s commemoration of College Football 150 continues, this time with the all-time best fight songs. I don’t know about you, but I have to look a bit sideways at a list that does not feature Wabash Cannonball (yes, I know it’s not the fight song) but does feature On Wisconsin and Victors, and most egregiously, Boomer Sooner. Ugh.