It’s a quick news Monday, but the first item is big.
The injury suffered by Skylar Thompson is being reported as less serious than suspected on Saturday night, and while he’ll be out for a bit he’s expected to play again before the season ends. There are no details on how long “a bit” is other than an acknowledgement that he will not be playing against Nevada on Saturday.
Thompson’s absence probably explains why, even on K-State’s home turf, Nevada has opened as a 1.5-2 point favorite in Vegas.
In the polls, K-State is ahead of Nevada in the receiving votes portion. The thing people seemed cynically concerned about — that Stanford would end up getting more votes than Kansas State after beating USC — did not happen.
The golf season kicks off today for both the men and women. For the first time in eight years, the men are hosting a tournament at Colbert Hills as they welcome Bradley, Creighton, Drake, Missouri State, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota State, Oral Roberts, Sam Houston State, South Dakota, Southern Illinois, UMKC and Wichita State for the Wildcat Invitational. The women will be in at Wildhorse in Denton, Tex. for the Sam Golden Invitational, along with Houston, Missouri, Mississippi State, North Carolina-Charlotte, hosts North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas-San Antonion, Texas Tech, Tulane, and Tulsa. The men tee off at 8:00am, the women at 8:30.
Soccer has fallen to 4-4 after a 3-0 loss to Indiana yesterday at Buser Family Park. The Hoosiers did all their damage in the first half, and outshot the Cats 14-7 (7-4 on target). The Cats can still take a winning record into conference play, as they conclude the non-conference portion of the schedule at home Sunday against Texas-Rio Grande Valley.