Slate: Final Tune-Up for the WeberCats

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Plus football press conference; women’s basketball exhibition; and volleyball and soccer games

Basketball

The MittieCats were in action last night to open their season, after after a closer-then-expected end to the third quarter, the Cats pulled away late for a 75-59 victory over Washburn in the first of two exhibition games for the Wildcats. Four Cats reached double-digits in the victory, led by redshirt-freshman Ayoka Lee’s 18 points and seven rebounds.

Over on the men’s side, the WeberCats are back in action tonight, taking on the Wasburn men in the second of the exhibition contest for the Cats before the games start counting next week. Tip is at 7:02pm from Bramlage, be sure and stop by BotC later for How to Watch info and the Game Thread.

Luke Thompson also dropped a Bring on the PodCats featuring Eric Rubottom and KSO’s Matt Hall to get you primed for basketball (though they spent quite a while discussing Saturday’s epic football victory).

Football

It’s Wednesday, so that means yesterday was the weekly press conference from Vanier. Of course, the focus this week is on KU, and while the coaching staff is treating it like any other game, there are plenty of players for whom this game means a lot, especially the group of players from Lawrence. There was alos talk of injuries, and a key piece of the Wildcat running game should be available again this weekend after aggravating his injury versus Oklahoma last weekend.

The students could be in danger of losing their prime seating location after failing to buy the 7,000 tickets agreed to as part of the contract to remain in that seating location after Athletics stopped receiving money from student privilege fees in 2018. This wouldn’t just affect football either, as a breach of the agreement could also allow Athletics to move the students away from mid-court at men’s basketball games.

The K-State Sports weekly update on Wildcats in the NFL again featured some incredible catches by Tyler Lockett, and a sack and forced fumble by Jordan Willis, who is playing well for the Jets this season.

Soccer

The Wildcats will conclude their fourth season of action with a game on Halloween in Lubbock against the Red Raiders. The Red Raiders enter the finale ranked #15 in the nation, and the game can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest and also heard on 101.5 KROCK in Manhattan.

Volleyball

The VolleyCats will start the second-half of their season with a trip to Morgantown tonight for a 5pm match against the Mountaineers. The Cats fell in four sets to the Mountaineers a couple weeks ago in Manhattan. The game can be seen online via Mountaineer TV (which appears to be free), and also heard live on KMAN in Manhattan and online at K-StateSports.com.

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