Offensive Captain Mike Peabody leads K-State Men’s Lacrosse this weekend in their first pre-season tournament, as they travel to Joplin Missouri to face other Mid-West teams. Peabody is confident in the level that his team is at, and thinks that they will be able to pull out a few victories as long as the team is well paced and has good ball movement. This is the first time that K-State has had a pre-season in at least years, we will know just how good the team is after this tournament.
Defensive Captain Jeff Rixey hopes that the defense has made the necessary improvements, as they will be playing in their first pre-season tournament in Joplin Missouri this weekend. They will be playing other Mid-West teams, and Rixey is confident that the defense has greatly improved since last year, and says that a better offensive unit makes a better defensive unit. If the offense keeps the b all on the other side of the ball, it gives an added advantage to the defense. We will know just how good the defensive unit is after this tournament.
Manhattan, KS– It wasn’t always pretty, and it was very scary, but in the end #2 Kansas State disposed of #24 Oklahoma State rather easily.
The story of the game however, was a mysterious injury suffered by K-State Heisman contending quarterback, Collin Klein. After scoring a 1 yard touchdown off of a quarterback sneak, Klein trotted to the sidelines and did not return.
Leading 38-20 following a field goal response on the following drive, Bill Snyder put fear into the hearts of many K-State fans by sending backup quarterback into the game. Although the Cats did not score a touchdown following Klein’s injury, which is now assumed to be a concussion or head/neck injury, Sams did a good job of managing the game and lead K-State to 2 4th quarter field goal drives.
NO. 12 OKLAHOMA VS. IOWA STATE
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa
Coming off a BCS-crippling loss to the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners look to get back on track for a high finish in the Big 12 with a win in Ames on Saturday. However, the Cyclones just knocked off Baylor in impressive fashion, as its defense held the Bears to just 21 points. And you know the saying, nobody just waltzes into Jack Trice Stadium and strolls out with a victory.
For the second time this year, Landry Jones failed to produce at a high level against a tough defense, as he was held to zero touchdowns and was picked off late in the game by Manti Te’o, which dashed any hopes of a comeback. In its other loss this season though, after falling to then-No. 15 Kansas State, the Sooners responded with a 41-20 drubbing of Texas Tech, and the Red Raiders have beaten the Cyclones this year. The Sooners are still 13th in the country in scoring, in 16th in points allowed despite only scoring 13 and allowing 30 to the Irish.
The Kansas State Women’s team had their first exhibition game tonight at Bramlage Stadium against the Fort Hays State Lady Tigers. The Wildcat’s last exhibition game against the Lady Tigers was in 2010 where the Wildcats crushed Fort Hays 91-25.
The game started great with senior Britney Chambers putting the first points on the board. Unfortunately the Wildcats lost their lead until there were six minutes left in the half when Ashia Woods scored bringing the Cats up 20-19.
K-State kept the lead for the remainder of the half going into halftime with a 30-26 lead over the Fort Hays Lady Tigers. By the end of the first half Ashia Woods, Brittany Chambers, and Brianna Craig were tied with 8 points each, but the top scorer of the game so far was Fort Hays’ number 40 Katie Lehman with 10.
The Wildcat’s men’s basketball season has begun, and this time with a new head coach. Former University of Illinois coach Bruce Weber made his Kansas State debut Tuesday night against the Washburn Ichabods. Washburn is ranked #4 in Division 2, but that didn’t scare the Wildcats in the least bit.
Kansas State had a powerful starting line up tonight with Angel Rodriguez 13, Will Spradling 55, Rodney McGruder 22, Adrian Diaz 20, and Jordan Henriques 21. The game began at 7:00 and Adrian Diaz started the game with a 2-0 lead. The cats never once lost their lead and were up 44-25 by halftime.
In the second half Washburn tried hard to take the lead from the cats but remained unsuccessful. It was clear the Ichabod’s and their top scorer number 10 Will McNeil wanted this win, but they were no match for our boys. With Jordan Henriques putting 13 points up and Nino Williams with 14, the cats were unstoppable. The Kansas State Wildcats ended the game with an 81 to 61 win over the Washburn Ichabods, a great way for Bruce Weber to show everyone that he is here to win. Hopefully we will see more games like this in our future and more Wildcat wins to come.
Manhattan, KS– For the second week in a row, the Kansas State Wildcats football team destroyed a BCS top 15 team. The 55-24 blow out of Texas Tech, was K-States 8th win on the season and solidified their National Title credentials. Here are five things we learned from the game…
Manhattan, KS– For the first time in over a decade, K-State is a serious national contender. So far they have handled every test thrown their way. Next up for the #3 ranked Wildcats, a dangerous Texas Tech team that is sitting at #14 in the nation and hungry for an upset. A win puts K-State solidly on track to continue its BCS National Title hopes, a loss throws the Big 12 race into chaos.
KANSAS VS. NO 23 TEXAS
Time: 11:00 a.m., Saturday
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kan.
The No. 23 Texas Longhorns have been on the snide since the Big 12 season started. While their overall record sits at 5-2, just one win away from bowl eligibility, the Longhorns are a mere 2-2 in the Big 12, all but removing them from contention for the title.
In the last three games, the Longhorns’ defense has simply been scorched. West Virginia, Oklahoma and Baylor put up 48, 63 and 56 points respectively on a defense that entered the season with plenty of hype. However, this week gives the Longhorns a chance to get back on the right foot, as they travel to lowly Kansas to face the Jayhawks.
Manhattan, KS– Did anyone see it coming? Everyone knew Kansas State was a good team, but 55-14 on the road against the 13th team in the country? Come on, even the most optimistic of K-State fans wouldn’t have predicted that score. As far as making an impression goes, CBS sports projected Kansas State to play Alabama in the National Championship in Miami on January 7th. That leaves the question, is Kansas State now a legitimate national title contender?