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SLATE: A couple more honors doled out this week

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Entz with a postseason honor, Anudike-Uzomah with another national award.

Brookelynn Entz didn’t find the net this weekend, but a big assist resulted in a huge draw. MANHATTAN, KANSAS - Kansas State midfielder Brookelynn Entz (8) dribbles upfield while forward Tatum Wagner (44) looks on during K-State’s 2-0 victory over Omaha on August 30, 2017. Adam Stewart/Special to Bring on the Cats

Soccer

Following a record-setting career at Kansas State, Brooklyn Entz got one final honor from the Big 12 coaches, as she was named to the 2021 All-Big 12 Second Team. This is the third-straight postseason honor for Entz, who was Second Team in 2019 and First Team in 2020. Entz leaves K-State (hopefully for a long career with NWSL KC) as the owner of 27 career, single-season or match school records including career goals scored (19), career assists (13), total career points (51) and goals in a single-season (7).

Thank you, Brooklyn!

Football

It was weekly press conference day yesterday, and the biggest news is probably that while Joe Ervin returned to practice this week after sitting out the win over TCU with an undisclosed illness, both starting receivers Malik Knowles and Phillips Brooks are essentially day-to-day and may have just limited availability for this Saturday’s matchup with KU. At least this is a matchup K-State should be able to win even without two of Skylar Thompson’s favorite targets.

After we posted the Slate yesterday, Felix Anudike-Uzomah was selected for one more national award, giving four total weekly awards after his stunning performance against TCU. In addition to the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, and Bednarik Award Player of the Week, Anudike-Uzomah is now also the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week. Congrats, King Felix!

Also, it’s #KUHateWeek, so what’s better than a story about how KU helped send a great player our way? Well apparently, part of what swayed Cooper Beebe’s college decision was one of the KU coaches telling him not to go to KU. The unnamed coach was a part of David Beatty’s staff, and was not retained, as with most of the staff, when Beatty was fired in late 2018.

Basketball

We talked about injuries, but one in particular looks to be a season-ending kind of deal for one for the WeberCats guards, as Maximus Edwards is likely shut down for the season after re-aggravating an injury that caused him to need surgery on his leg this spring. Since he’s a true freshman, he will just use his normal redshirt for this season as he sits out in an abundance of caution, but it would have been helpful to have that extra depth at the guard position for the Wildcats.