Thanks to the late rush to fill games, the MittieCats have a short turnaround from their Monday night overtime victory. But at least they get to stay at home, with Senior Night tonight against 20/23 West Virginia in Bramlage. Seniors Ashley Ray and Sydney Goodson will be honored in a post-game ceremony, but thanks to the paused clock, both could come back to K-State for one more season if they (and the K-State staff) wanted. Also, Rachel Ranke will be honored pregame for hitting the 1,000-point mark, becoming the 43rd Wildcat to hit the 4-digit milestone. The game, set for a 6:30pm tip, can be seen on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with Brian Smoller and Missy Heidrick calling the action.
The WeberCats are off until Saturday, but a former Wildcat is making headlines for his role in the NBA. Dean Wade was called on to start for the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, and while not stuffing the stat sheet, has remained a starter through the Cavs current 4-game win streak (that began with Dean’s first start...).
Kansas State begins spring football practice today! That means we’ll have about a month of football news/notes to tide us over until baseball hits the meat of the conference schedule.
Kellis Robinett, via the Wichita Eagle, has five story lines to watch as the Cats being the important spring practice period. Also, Athlon Sports just released their own spring preview of the Wildcats, and their five things to watch are similar to Kellis’. Basically the big things are Skylar and the QB’s, the new and really old faces (transfers & super seniors), and the new strength coach.
WBB plays tonight, and MBB on Saturday, but two other K-State teams are in action this week.
K-State Volleyball opens the spring portion of their schedule, with an eye on an NCAA Tournament berth, on Thursday night at 6pm vs Texas State. The VolleyCats will continue to use Bramlage Colisuem as their home court, and all home games will be on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
The SoccerCats return to action on Saturday evening, taking on the ladies from down the river at 7pm from Buser Family Park in Manhattan. Back in early October, the last time the two faced off, the Jayhawks left Manhattan with a 1-0 victory, and the Wildcats will be looking to avenge that loss.
K-State Baseball also returns to action on Friday, with a 3pm start at Tointon Family Stadium against Eastern Illinois to start a three-game series.
Usually this time of year we don’t have this much going on. So enjoy it while you can!