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SLATE: VolleyCats in action tonight

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plus the SoccerCats wrap up their regular season tomorrow

La Salle v Kansas State Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Volleyball

After a season-best 23 kills and three aces in Kansas State’s four-set victory over TCU this past Friday, sophomore outside hitter Aliyah Carter was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. It is Carter’s seventh weekly honor from the conference, but just her first this season, and just the second this season for the Wildcats.

The VolleyCats return to action tonight for “Light Up Bramlage Night” against Texas Tech. This first part of the Wednesday/Thursday double header starts tonight at 7pm CT, and will be aired on ESPNU (like, actual TV instead of streaming). The Wildcats and Red Raiders are basically identical at this point of 2021, with the Cats sporting a 12-7 (3-5) record and Tech at 13-8 (3-5). If you can make it to the match, be sure and wear “80’s theme clothes and neon colors”.

Soccer

Thursday is Senior Night for the SoccerCats, as they host Iowa State in the regular season finale. This is a critical game for both teams, as the winner will likely jump KU for the 8th and final spot at the Big 12 Championships (and a tie does neither team any good). The Wildcats are winless at home in Big 12 play (but with two ties), while the Cyclones are winless on the road in Big 12 play. Kickoff is set for 7pm CT from Buser Family Park, and can be seen on ESPN+.

Football

The mood was a little more positive at Tuesdays press conference, after the Wildcats finally picked up a much-needed win in Big 12 play. Chris Klieman spoke about last Saturday’s game, and the stellar play of Felix Anudike-Uzomah, as well as looked ahead to the matchup this weekend with TCU.

Speaking of King Felix, Kellis Robinett took a deeper look at the young man who went from overlooked recruit to a defender who is getting national attention (in a very good way).

Basketball

Two of three most recent K-State Sports Extras have focused on newcomers to the Wildcats men’s basketball team, with a look at Markquis Nowell on Monday, and a profile of Ismael Massoud this morning. The newcomers are expected to play big roles for the WeberCats this year, and it’s hard not to see why.