Kansas State Athletics Jug Of News – October 29, 2013


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The big news of the weekend is obvious – K-State football is back on track in a big way. After a huge fourth quarter allowed the team to down West Virginia 35-12 over the weekend, the Wildcats have finally put together a full game in conference play. Standing at 3-4 (1-3), the team’s chances at bowl eligibility have to be looking much better. Nationally, the team is picking up steam too as the Wildcats are currently a 17-point favorite against Iowa State on Saturday. So let’s start with some news about football!

Iowa State is still working out which skill players will and won’t be available for this weekend’s contest against K-State.

This match up used to be known as Farmegeddon. Last year we looked at what exactly happened to the rivalry that used to be played at Arrowhead Stadium.

In an unexpected turn for many, it was the passing game – not ground game – that spurred last week’s win against West Virginia.

Ty Zimmerman is one of just 15 players named a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist.

Everyone seems to have a story about how Bill Snyder has impacted their lives. Baylor’s defensive coordinator has credited Snyder with saving his.

K-State recruit Elijah Lee had a big Friday night in a premier match up between Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs. Lee had six tackles – two for loss – and a sack while frustrating four-star quarterback Drew Lock all night. Lee’s teammate Dalvin Warmack – another K-State commit – had 122 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Blue Springs. Solid night for the two future Wildcats (no link).

The volleyball team has gotten off to a rocky start in Big 12 play this year. A visit by the nation’s #1 team – Texas – didn’t help.

ESPN provides a preview of K-State’s basketball season ($).

Speaking of the upcoming season, Rant Sports explores whether senior Will Spradling can successfully fill in at point guard this year.

And finally, Shane Southwell was expected to step up in a big way last year, but ceded most of the national headlines to Rodney McGruder (and to a lesser extent, Angel Rodriguez). As a senior, he’s ready to be the team’s go-to scorer when needed.