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Slate: Hubert and Neil back and ready to go

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Plus a former RacketCat passed away unexpectedly early last week.

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We start this morning with some sobering news. Former Wildcat tennis player Carolina Lewis, who had just graduated from K-State last May, died last Monday while on a trip to Washington, D.C. Lewis wanted to get in to sports journalism, among other goals for her future. A GoFundMe page has been set-up by the family to assist with expenses and memorial costs. Our thoughts go out to the Lewis family.

Football

Yesterday, Luke Thompson posted the latest edition of Bring on the PodCats featuring The Oklahoman’s OSU beat writer Scott Wright.

Speaking of The Oklahoman, senior columnist Berry Tramel is currently very high on the Wildcats, ranking K-State #10 in his “Real Top 10”, a personal ranking “based on what teams have done, not in the past, (but) this season”. Tramel & Wright also have some notes about the Pokes headed in to the weekend, including the news that starting left tackle Dylan Galloway’s status is still unknown after leaving the game against Texas late with a leg injury.

That injury news could be extra good news for the Wildcats considering their own injury news. Chris Klieman hosted his weekly press conference yesterday and dropped the great news that Wyatt Hubert and Walter Neil Jr., who both missed the Mississippi St. game after sustaining injury versus Bowling Green, are fully back at practice and will be available this weekend. K-State Sports also dropped their weekly Cats in the NFL update, and the big note was that Cornelius Lucas joined Cody Whitehair as a starter on the Chicago Bears o-line on Monday night, and both played all 66 offensive snaps.

George Schroeder at USA Today says that Chris Klieman going 3-0 to start his career at K-State is proving that “‘football is football’, no matter the level”.

Golf

As seems to be par for the course this season (yeah, I did that), the men’s golf team struggled while the women looked decent. The men couldn’t overcome a slow start, and fell seven spots on the final day of the Trinity Invitational, finishing 16th out of 17 teams. The women fell as a team in match play, but had two individual winners against Grand Canyon on Tuesday to go 3-2 on the match.