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Also, Deuce Vaughn picks up another freshman award.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Texas
The short-handed Wildcats travel to Norman for an early start against Oklahoma.
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Mostly odd and ends today. But both basketball teams will play tonight, which is an accomplishment, in itself.

Basketball

Bruce and the guys travel to Norman for a—wait, is this right?—5:30 tipoff against the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners are 7-4, 3-3 Big 12 and have tested some of the league’s better teams. They also appear to be getting the services of Larry Bird impersonator Brady Manek back, assuming his lastest COVID-19 test comes back negative. The game will air on Fox Sports Kansas City. The odd start time is apparently to avoid a broadcasting conflict with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

On the women’s side, the Wildcats will be back in action for the first time in nearly a month, as they travel to West Virginia in search of their first Big 12 victory Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Football

Bill Snyder gave up coaching in 2018, but he still continues to receive recognition. He recently received the Tom Osborne Legacy Award, which recognizes a player, coach or person who has made an extraordinary contribution to the interior line of college football; and/or has made contributions to the Outland Trophy.

Freshman running back Deuce Vaughn continues to line his trophy shelf, as well. The Football Writers Association of America named Vaughn to the Freshman All-America Team yesterday.

Finally, the athletic department celebrated the achievements of former Wildcats in the NFL divisional round. After the weekend’s results, Kansas City’s Byron Pringle is the lone K-State representative still lacing up the cleats this year.