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SLate: Prepping For The Wave Of Fall Sports To Hit.

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A smorgasbord of news as we prepare for the coming fall sports season.

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We’re only TWO days away from Wildcat football. It’s time to get hyped K-State fans. This of course means BracketCat hit us with day 3 yesterday, and representing day 3 was Elijah Sullivan. Bracket dropped our day 2 preview with Lance Robinson representing the deuce this year.

We’ve got a ton of content for this afternoon slate so let’s not waste anymore keystrokes.

K-State has the most graduates on their football roster. A total of 21 Wildcats have already graduated from K-State tied with SMU for most in the country.- Tiffany Littler, KSNT.com

Wildcat OL commit Sam Shields is proud to represent Manhattan high as he heads into his senior season.- Sean Collins, Manhattan Mercury

Justin Hughes was the vocal leader for the Wildcats on defense, but a torn ACL in the spring has left the ‘Cats searching for a vocal leader to step up.- Ryan Black, Manhattan Mercury

Skylar Thompson lost his mother to cancer (seriously F*&k cancer) when he was 6 years old. Since then Skylar has drawn inspiration from his mother’s memory.-Pete Francis, ksnt.com

Kansas State will spend roughly $1 million on this season’s non-conference schedule between payments to Nicholls and Bowling Green.-Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle

Speaking of non-conference contracts, the Kansas State-Mississippi State game had a provision that if Mississippi State couldn’t get the game on national tv then they had to find a provider in Kansas to carry the game or pay the Wildcats $100,000.-Steve Berkowitz, Lila Bromberg, and Andy Kostak, USA Today Sports

Yesterday the Wildcats announced 3 walk-ons had been placed on scholarship. Running back Tyler Burns, OL-man Noah Johnson, and WR Landry Weber were all placed on scholarship earlier this month.- Ryan Black, Manhattan Mercury

Kansas State soccer kicks off their home opener tonight, and hopes to learn from their week 1 games against Creighton and Omaha.-Sean Collins, Manhattan Mercury

The Wildcat volleyball team is very young this season with 9 true or redshirt freshman manning 16 roster spots. With all that youth the Wildcats will lean on fifth-year senior Sarah Dixon.-Sean Collins, Manhattan Mercury

Finally, we’ll end today on a good note as Hale library has reopened the first floor just in time for the start of fall semester.-Becky Goff, wibw.com