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Slate: Wildcats ready for Oklahoma State’s uptempo offense.

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The Wildcats have gone to great lengths to prepare for the Cowboys offensive speed, plus notes on basketball tip times, the heart of K-State’s back line, and examining the NFL career of Wildcat great, Darren Sproles.

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Football

Last time the Wildcats traveled to Boone Pickens Stadium, Skylar Thompson could be seen lobbing bombs to Byron Pringle while leading the Wildcats to a 45-40 win. As a red-shirt freshman he oozed confidence in his first road start, and with re-discovered confidence under new head coach Chris Klieman, Thompson seems poised for another big game in Stillwater.-Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle

Over in enemy territory, ryanharris2 with Cowboys Ride for Free, breaks down the three things Oklahoma State must improve on against Kansas State.-ryanharris2, Cowboys Ride for Free

Oklahoma State likes to play fast. That fast paced up-tempo style can be difficult to prepare defenses to face. Which is why Chris Klieman has two different offenses running back to back plays against the Wildcats defense.-Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle

Adam Holtorf has been named as a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy for college footballs most outstanding center.- kstatesports.com

Finally, we’ll end our football section with a look at the arguably the greatest Wildcat player in NFL history. ESPN writer Tim McManus examined Darren Sproles and his desire to be great. (Of note, Darren needs only 35 yards to move into 5th place on the all-time NFL all-purpose yards list, joining Jerry Rice, Brian Mitchell, Walter Payton, and Emmitt Smith.)-Tim McManus, ESPN

Basketball

K-State released tip times for their non-conference home games yesterday, which includes the marquee non-conference match-up against Marquette at Bramlage Coliseum. That game will tip at 7 pm on Saturday, December 7th. - kstatesports.com

Soccer

In this weeks Sports Extra, Corbin McGuire focuses on Junior Center Back Avery Green. Green leads the team in minutes played, and anchors the Wildcats back line. -Corbin McGuire, kstatesports.com