Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports If you wanted a real preview of the game this Saturday, this isn’t that. But take it easy on me. I haven’t slept. Kansas’ chances of pulling an upset this weekend got a lot smaller Monday when Pooka Williams Jr. announced he was opting out of the rest of this season to be with his mother in Louisiana, who is battling health issues. Within that … [Read more...] about Pooka Williams, Skylar Thompson and sleep deprivation: a wide-view “preview” of the Sunflower Showdown
Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Plus soccer and women’s golf in action to end the week. Basketball K-State Sports released part one of a two part Q&A with head coach Bruce Weber as the WeberCats start to get prepared for the upcoming season. Part one mostly focuses on the schedule, how the program is dealing with the pandemic, and preseason … [Read more...] about Slate: Sunflower Showdown fueled by disrespect
What could have been a fun contest between two exciting backs will not happen Saturday, as KU’s Pooka Williams has opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season. More spotlight for Deuce Vaughn, right? | Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports COVID-19 interruptions will move the Sunflower Showdown even higher on the list of longest consecutive college football series. Early Slate … [Read more...] about Slate: Prepping for 12 straight
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports For 118 years, bad blood, bad football and broken rules have dominated the Kansas-Kansas State rivalry. Most of the history is forgotten — maybe for good reason. But I wrote about it anyway. Saturday, Kansas State and Kansas will take the field for the 110th consecutive time, becoming the third-longest continuous rivalry in college football by … [Read more...] about “The ethics of an itinerant ‘horse’ trader” — A history of the Kansas State-Kansas rivalry
A taller man would have fallen down here. | Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports The usual buffet of Monday knick-knacks. Today is mostly just cleanup day here at the Slate as everyone resets their off-weekend body clocks; it’s time to get ready for the annual ritual dismembering of the Flaw on the Kaw this coming Saturday. In this week’s edition of his rundown of Stuff, our pal … [Read more...] about SLATE: Weekend Odds and Ends
Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports Just one game this week (thanks Baylor), so not much movement. It was already supposed to be a quiet weekend with just two games on the docket for the Big 12. But thanks to a mighty mess at Baylor, we just got one, and it wasn’t even really a good one. So with that, there was extremely little movement in the power rankings this week, because, well, … [Read more...] about Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 4
This’ll make Drew happy. | Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Plus your completely unsurprising response to the confidence question. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Kansas State fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. NOTE: This poll was conducted prior to this Saturday’s … [Read more...] about Reacts: Clemson, Bama, or the field? And who’ll win the Heisman?
We’d have given the more respectable poll the #20, but the only pics of DJ Render have him wearing #6. | Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports In other words, exactly as expected. As expected following their bye week, with three teams above formerly-#22/22 Kansas State losing the Wildcats moved up two or three spots in the polls, depending on which one you’re looking at. In the AP … [Read more...] about K-State moves up to 20 AP/19 coaches, -17 vs KU
MANHATTAN, KANSAS - Kansas State Wildcats, including Morgan Egan (6), Brooklelynn Entz (8), Katie Cramer (20), and Haley Sutter celebrate a goal during K-State’s 2-0 victory over Omaha on August 30, 2017. | Adam Stewart/Special to Bring on the Cats No football for the Wildcats today, but the soccer team finally won a match Football The Wildcats are off today. A much-needed … [Read more...] about Hark! A Win!