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Slate: BatCats bounce back against the Bears

Plus the VolleyCats earn a bunch of awards, and a couple of transfers to talk about.

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports


Breaking news in the Slate?!?!!? Well today you get it. This morning, the WeberCats filled their final scholarship spot, as former Wake Forest forward Ismael Massoud announced his plans to head to Manhattan and join the Wildcats. Massoud will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, and basically fills the void left by Antonio Gordon in the “big wing/stretch-4” role, as a big man that can rebound or knock down 3’s if needed.

On the other side of the basketball complex, Chrissy Carr has announced that she has decided to enter the transfer portal and leave K-State. She’s been a huge part of the Wildcats program the last three seasons, racking up a bunch of awards as a freshman in 2019, and finishing this season on the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention list after finishing as the team’s second-leading scorer and finishing near the top of the Big 12 in several shooting categories. So far she is the lone transfer for the MittieCats, who finished the disappointing 2020-21 season 9-18 (3-15) and last in the Big 12.


After a very very very rough weekend, the BatCats bounced back against Northern Colorado to pick up their 18th win of the season 8-2 on Tuesday night. Caleb Littlejim took the mound to start the game and gave up just two runs in five innings to pick up the win, and was aided by the bullpen tossing four scoreless innings to close out the game. The eight runs for the Cats came on just seven hits, including only one home run (a solo shot by Nick Goodwin in the 3rd for his seventh of the season) and just three total extra-base hits.

The Cats and the Bears wrap up the mid-week series tonight with a 6pm start that can be seen on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.


Volleyball’s Aliyah Carter continues to rack up awards after her stellar freshman campaign, this time being named as the 2020-21 Midwest Region Freshman of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Carter becomes K-State’s third AVCA Region Freshman of the Year award winner, joining Gloria Mutiri in 2018 and Kylee Zumach in 2014; oh, and was selected to the AVCA Midwest All-Region First Team.

Apparently she’s not quite as good in the classroom, and did not join her eight teammates who were named to Academic All-Big 12. All eight were on the First Team, meaning they have maintained a 3.20 GPA or better either cumulative or each of the last two semesters.

Over on the football team, three seniors from the 2020 squad were named members of the 2021 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society. Tyler Burns, Brock Monty, and Drew Wiley join a strong group of academic Wildcats before them, and the trio’s selection marks the seventh-straight year K-State had at least three members named to the Society.

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