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The Big Nope...and a Small Cope

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Kansas State did not cover itself in glory in Stillwater.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 25 Kansas State at Oklahoma State Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Football

You are allowed to be disappointed. As someone who stopped watching at some point in the second quarter of Kansas State’s mostly dismal 31-20 loss to Oklahoma State, I will say that you owe the team nothing: not your eyeballs, not your loyalty, not even your continued good faith.

You are allowed to point fingers. There’s plenty of blame to go around. Whether it’s the quarterback play, the receivers having the drops, the offensive play calling, or the defense taking a quarter off, all your criticisms are valid and reasonable. Why? Because you are fans, and it is in your DNA to feel this way. Don’t fight it.

You are allowed to want change. There were only a few positives in yesterday’s loss, so it makes sense. Whether that means a personnel change, a staff shakeup, or just a different result, it’s all good. Change is usually a welcome thing, although it’s best to be careful what you wish for.

All that said, you are also allowed to just move on from this. Losses happen. It could be worse. Tomorrow is another day. [Insert platitude here]. Onwards.

Golf

The Kansas State women are in action this weekend at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Oklahoma. Coming off a third-place finish at the Sunflower Invitational last week, the team is not exactly lighting it up. The team is at +4, currently in 13th place. Individually, Remington Isaac is low Wildcat right now, at -1 through five and tied for 6th.

Meanwhile, the men’s team will be back in action on Monday at the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The team hasn’t played since a runner-up finish at the Wildcat Invitational earlier this month.

Tennis

At the Ole Miss Fall Invite in Oxford, Mississippi, the Wildcats notched four singles victories and two doubles wins against players from Alabama and Ole Miss on Friday. Maria Linares and Karine-Marian Job teamed up for the first doubles win, while Ioana Gheorghita and Florentine Dekkers added the second win. Anna Turco won her singles match, as did Gheorghita, with Dekkers and teammate Dinara Alloyarova each winning their first collegiate singles matches as well. Yesterday, Alloyarova added a second singles win, and was joined by Job in the singles match winners’ circle.

The tournament concludes today with Kansas State taking on Georgia in singles and Alabama in doubles.

Volleyball

The VolleyCats also played their conference opener last night, and much like their football cousins, came away with a loss. Kansas State lost in straight sets (25-16, 25-21, 25-17) to #10 Baylor. Haley Warner led the team in kills (8), while setter Teana Adams-Kaonohi had 33 assists on the night.

The two-match series with Baylor will conclude tonight at 5 PM.