Just because it’s a bye week doesn’t mean there isn’t still plenty going on around Wildcatland.
Since we last brought you the Slate, the SBNation FanPulse Top 25 for week 3 was released on Monday, and yesterday Bring on the PodCats featured K-State All-American Jamie Mendez.
You’ve already seen it and rioted about it, but the TV schedule for the OSU game was released on Monday, and the Wildcats and Pokes will be on the new Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Big 12 Conference weekly awards were also announced Monday, and Denzel Goolsby (DPotW) and Malik Knowles (STPotW) both earned their first career weekly honors after stellar performances against Mississippi State last Saturday.
On Tuesday, K-State Athletics was kind enough to drop an update on all the former Wildcats currently in the NFL. A little later in the day, Coach Klieman hosted his weekly press conference. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, Kellis has his weekly “Five noteworthy things”. Ryan Black focused most on what Klieman has said about the punt return situation, that things need to be “addressed and cleaned up”. Speaking of starting 3-0, Hayden Barber breaks down what that means, historically, for the Wildcats.
K-State junior Niamh McSherry had a strong finish, including an impressive par save on her last hole, to both pick up her first tournament title, as well as leading the Wildcats to their first team title in two years, winning their home invitational on Tuesday.
The men did not far so well in Iowa, as they slid down the leaderboard on the final day of the Golfweek Conference Challenge to place 16th as a team.
Basketball in September? Yup. As part of the addition of 3x3 basketball to the upcoming Olympics, USA Basketball has added events to allow players to accumulate FIBA points and eventually make it to a selection process for the USA 3x3 basketball team.
This past weekend, K-State sent a group of four women — senior Jasauen Beard, junior Rachel Ranke, sophomore Christianna Carr, and redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee — to New York City to compete in the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X East Regional. And it was a fruitful trip, as the ladies headed home with hardware as the regional champs.