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Kansas State Football / It's Skylar!
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:01:50 AM »
 :billdance:

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Kansas State Football / Football hc nugget
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:45:01 PM »
Have been debating whether to post this since last weekend but I’ve had a few drinks so be it. Attended a family wedding last weekend and meet my cousins new bf who just so happens works for athletic department. Low on the totem pole but none the less. He told me an alum from the east coast calls and wants to throw some dollars the departments way, 7 figures. I guess the guys father passed leaving him the business and so he wants something with the family name. Just one catch, supposedly guy requests a firm date on when bills going to hang it up. This makes to Taylor who refuses to either press bill or pass along info. Guy says fine, I’ll hold onto my $ for now. My hope is there is a plan and timeline, not public of course, resulting in a smooth transition. I doubt this but am trying to stay optimistic. Or maybe it’s just the whiskey clouding my brain.

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Kansas State Basketball / dean isn't playing today
« on: March 16, 2018, 12:21:11 PM »
.

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is he shitty and soft under pressure?

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Kansas State Football / Vanderbilt
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:56:15 PM »
we're going to beat the crap out of Charlotte

so, Vandy. i'm kind of nervous. they handled a MTSU team that went to a bowl last year, and it's an early road game.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400933839


 :ohno: or nah?

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Kansas State Football / The Wildcat Podcast
« on: August 30, 2017, 01:26:55 PM »

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Kansas State Football / Thank You John Currie
« on: February 28, 2017, 09:56:26 PM »
I sincerely like BSFS WSC and the New Vanier and the BTF. These things probably wouldn't have happened as quickly or as successfully without you. You are socially awkward and suck crap at hiring MBB head coaches, but you did some good things too.

Sincerely,
'blast


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Kansas State Basketball / We are getting closer and the games are fun!
« on: February 07, 2017, 12:21:04 PM »
i seldom post but they are the third ranked team in the nation and we are not even ranked and lost 2 games by small margins. I am proud of this team and frankly think Weber is doing pretty well with what we have. At least we are competitive against them in basketball which they can't say about football! And despite reports about their football commitments they will still not be as good as our team for many years! For those naysayers and Weber haters I don't remember Frank's teams doing that well against the dirty birds. In fact most games, particularly in Allen, we looked scared and were usually down by 20 in the first 10 minutes. Who do you really think will do better than we are right now? I think the future looks bright!

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Kansas State Basketball / we're going to win this rough ridin' game
« on: February 04, 2017, 02:32:25 PM »
 :blank:

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There's a certain portion of the K-State fan base that we're Weber haters from day one.
It was a small group. But they were vocal. You could hear them as they were frustrated
with Currie for letting Frank go. They were mad because they thought it was a weak hire
and decided from the beginning that they were gonna bash this new coach any chance
they could get. When he talked different.....they ridiculed him. When he paced the sidelines
with a little quirkiness...they ridiculed him. And more and more of those anti oscar or
anti Currie threads made WABASH an ugly place to visit at times. Those posters know
who they are. And the rest of us have had to deal with your negativity from the start.

On paper......oscar was given his chance for 5 years and ultimately didn't produce the results
needed. Most KSU fans that have supported Weber from the beginning, including myself, are
ready for the next coach.

I just hope the next hire won't be playing behind the 8 ball from the get go.

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Kansas State Basketball / is tonight a must-win for oscar?
« on: January 18, 2017, 10:27:11 AM »
is there any realistic scenario where we lose tonight and end up still making the tourney?

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Kansas State Basketball / Comments on this Board
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:49:58 AM »
Some of the negative posters on this board are either clueless or are actually (and most likely) Closet Squawks. We just got hosed in not one but two league games and instead of screams of righteous indignation about the officiating these clowns and clownettes use the team's 2X misfortune to resume their attacks on the coach, the players, the team and the university...which are in reality all one and the same. It is almost like they are waiting for something to complain about. Do you jokers think that the players don't read this garbage?? And just how is that going to help anything?? Why don't you try doing something to help this team instead of constantly trying to tear it down. Grow up and/or go back to the Flaw on the Kaw where you belong. This team, players and coach deserve MUCH better. EMAW!

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Essentially Flyertalk / New President (K-State, not USA)
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:23:18 PM »

Kansas Board of Regents meeting tomorrow on Manhattan campus
By Division of Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents has announced a meeting of the Board on Tuesday, November 15, at 10:30 a.m. in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. It is the intention of the Board for the purpose of this meeting to be the vote of approval of a new president for Kansas State University.

The meeting will be live streamed.

Following the meeting, an informal reception will be held in the Tadtman Board Room at the K-State Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The K-State family is encouraged to attend as schedules allow.

More information concerning the university’s 14th president will be made available on the Office of the President's website. The president’s contract with the Kansas Board of Regents will be posted on this site once details are finalized.

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Kansas State Football / -3
« on: November 13, 2016, 04:37:18 PM »
 :sdeek:

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Kansas State Football / Delton
« on: October 07, 2016, 08:29:26 AM »
A friend of mine is close friends with the dad of a walk-on player.

Reportedly Delton has been getting a LOT more reps in practice this week with the 1s.

There is little doubt, if Ertz's struggles on Saturday, Snyder is going to have a quick hook.

Of course I want Jesse to be successful, but if he struggles, I will be very pleased if Delton gets the call. Though Coach would likely go with Hubener.

GO STATE !

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i'm probably not going to the game

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Kansas State Basketball / K-State Hoops Summer Analysis
« on: June 29, 2016, 01:04:29 PM »
Greetings to all,

It is early Tuesday evening. I just got back from basketball media availability where we spoke to all of the newcomers and some returners before watching approximately an hour of practice. This was the third of 10 allotted practices prior to the Wildcat's trip to Italy and Switzerland in August, something that should greatly benefit this team next season. That is also in addition to individual workouts that take place all summer so this team has spent a lot of time on the court already. I have plenty of quotes for future stories soon, but here is a little roster breakdown of what I saw and heard as instant analysis on here first. I'll be glad to answer any additional questions.

1: Dogbite - The 6-foot-3 senior guard is a completely different player than he was at any point last season, and is starting to get back to form. Head coach oscar Weber even said he has been one of the surprises in the summer thus far. That was pretty obvious why. What has changed? He looks better. He feels better. Ervin has dropped approximately 12 pounds and has gone into attack mode. In a fast break drill he made a nice wrap-around pass to Claws for a layup and then took it strong to the rack and finished just moments later. He also knocked down an open 3-pointer off a swing pass in a later drill. He doesn't have the greatest handles, his jumper is still a little janky (although better), and still forces some, but he looks much more mobile, hustles, and is getting after it by applying pressure and making plays. Ervin was not healthy at any point last season and it showed. His play was pretty meh most of the time. It appears he has improved his game, which all starts with him being healthier. Much, much better.

2: Cartier Diarra - Incredibly athletic and built with a very long wingspan for a guard. He's the biggest true guard on the roster, no doubt. The thing I like about Diarra is he's fast. He didn't handle it great either, but he pushed the tempo consistently and made some simple basketball plays along the way. He's still learning, as he hasn't played basketball for more than four years competitively, and will be able to pick his spots for shots over time, but he's a great athlete with a good first step, great bounce that serves as a solid foundation. He's a spark player off the bench that can bring a motor and put pressure on defenses with his ability to get by defenders as he continues to mature. He can play a little bit.

3: Deathbite - Looked pretty good. Came off some screens and dribble handoffs well, knocked down open jumpers, and facilitated pretty nicely. He does look a little rusty in getting back into peak form following the right knee injury suffered at the end of January, but he hasn't seemed to have lost anything from it athletically and still dove on the ground for loose balls. Stokes played some nice defense, too. It's just some little things to clean up. I truly believe this kid is the heartbeat of the team. He just gets it and he needs to continue to work to get better and help the team where they want to go. Solid day, though.

4: D.J. Johnson - Call me crazy, but he has an extra bounce to his step. Johnson looks much more athletic now than he maybe ever has. He's always had a high motor but he looks a lot more comfortable doing things on the court. Last year you could tell there was just a hint of hesitation. I think he knows what he can and cannot do, and it appears he's only getting better. That's a good sign for the Wildcats moving forward. He is rocking a headband these days for those fashion experts out there.

5: The Flush - Not exactly a stellar practice. He didn't knock down any outside shots from what I recall and wasn't overly crisp on anything. Perhaps it was just a bad day or trying too hard or whatever. The good news is he has bulked up and you can see his body beginning to mature a little bit. He's put on some weight, but it's not bad weight. He's a lot more vocal now, too. He's definitely comfortable, which is great, but needs to play better than he did on Tuesday. He's more than capable. It just wasn't the best outing on this day.

10: Bullnuts - Yes, he is eligible. Let's just get that out of the way immediately. I can go into more specific details about the situation when I go back and listen to absolutely everything Weber said about it, but he's good to go. At 6-foot-10, Maurice is just quiet. He doesn't show much emotion, but he's athletic, runs fairly well, and will look to knock down some open jumpers. He is easily one of the players associate head coach Chris Lowery, who coaches the bigs, likes to rip the most. It's pretty funny. Maurice just nods, and goes about his business. He needs to get stronger around the rim on both ends, especially rebounding, but there is some skill to and fluidity to his game. He can help some.

11: Brian Patrick - Arrived a little later than the others to campus, so perhaps a step behind, but getting there. He is a shooter that isn't hesitate to take the open look and more will fall as he gets comfortable with the sets. His shot is natural. He makes a lot of little plays, though. I was a little surprised by that. Active hands, just small things that can change possessions. Doesn't mind challenging shots in the lane either. He does need to bulk up. If he focuses on becoming a sniper, he can be an asset.

12: Gruntley - Great practice player. Hustles, does the right thing, talks on both offense and defense. He goes hard, too, and makes people work. He's still ripped. Having a guy like him on the roster is nice.

13: Festus - Another great practice player. He does a lot of good things on the court in a very quiet manner. Teammates like him a lot. All is just fine here.

15: xWhomper - Out of the boot, wearing basketball sneakers for those who don't know shoe terminology, and is full go in practice. Williams gets up and down the court really pretty well for a big guy his size. He also has long arms and a huge frame that will be good as a rim protector. The best is yet to come for him. I don't think he will be a major, 20-plus minute per game factor, but he can certainly get in, grab some boards, run the court, and play defense in some spot minutes.

20: Xavier Sneed - This kid will play. A lot. He had no problem finishing a nasty alley-oop from Deathbite in transition, nor did he have any issues checking Westicles and even Claws on the defensive end. Sneed is an elite-level defender and a really good athlete with an underrated outside jumper. I've seen him play a few times before and this level should not be too much of a problem to adjust to. Already a solid frame and skill with a toughness factor.

21: James Love - He's not there just yet, but he loves being coached and is trying to figure it out. Defensively I think he is fine. Offensively is where he gets a little lost. And understandably so. That was pretty much the projection of it coming in. He's athletic and does move pretty well, including laterally. It's the little nuances of the game, such as spacing and post, repost kind of things he needs to continue to work on. Wouldn't be surprised at a redshirt at this very moment to balance out the class size.

24: Hunch - A local product that looks pretty decent out on the floor. He even knocked down a corner 3-ball that was pretty nice. Again, K-State has some great walk-on practice players that go hard.

25: Westicles - The senior changed his jump shot. Not kidding. This isn't some minor tweak either. It's almost a full transformation that is still in the works. He gets the ball higher, takes his left hand (off hand) off the ball, doesn't shield his vision, and gets some nice arch and rotation. I wouldn't expect Westicles to knock down everything in sight, but he should be a much improved set shooter. He's been working at it, too, apparently, getting into the gym early in the morning. Looks good, and has grown up a lot since his sophomore year.

32: Claws - The talent has always been here. Wade is a natural. He looks so much more comfortable now, too. While it might not be the flashiest thing in the world, he did a lot of productive things and finished above the rim quite a bit. He's getting better and more confident, and that's great news for the Wildcats. He is making smarter decisions and finding better shots within the offense.

35: Hot Horndogs - Improved. He was confident in knocking down a midrange jumper from the top of the and buried a corner 3-ball. Looks to be in better shape, too. Budke obviously isn't overly athletic but he can be crafty and did some pretty nice things out there.

OVERALL: K-State is a better basketball team right now than this point last year. There is more focus, more leadership, and more dudes going hard. I'm not sure how it all translates based off of two practices I've seen so far, but the attitude is better and they get after it. The coaches were into it. The players were talking and playing a lot harder than I originally thought it was going to be. Everything was very fast paced.

This has a chance to be a pretty good basketball team if all goes to plan and the team stays healthy. Each player is in much better shape as well initially. It was one of the best summer practices I've seen over the years in terms of intensity and guys were making plays. Defensively the team should be really nice, even better than last year. Offensively, some roles need to be defined, but having these practices allow them to work on specific sets and find a flow. All in all, it was a quality practice. Sneed was the most impressive newcomer. It appears the veterans have taken a step in the right direction.

It will be interesting to see where it goes, but more practices like this should help later this summer and next season.

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Kansas State Football / one
« on: June 23, 2016, 10:56:00 AM »
is the # of bowl games we've won in the past 13 seasons. k-state football isn't crap.

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Kansas State Football / Wildcat Salute!
« on: March 28, 2016, 09:31:16 AM »
This facebook group is my current favorite thing. It's like GPC on steroids. I decided we needed to start a thread to track all of the magic.

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This is a place where sports, news, photos, and anything pertaining to K State is pretty much displayed here. So if you find something that we don't, be quick to post, have some good stuff, or even a pic or 2. Try not to double post. Please everyone,we welcome participation.

Here are our rules concerning open posting to this page; Wildcat Salute prides itself in valuing character, integrity, and respect. There will be absolutely NO bashing or berating of our teams, coaching staff, or faculty members. No cussing, or negativity about how our team is playing, or calling out individuals just mentioned, or in this group. It will be taken down at the administrations discretion. Go Cats! Lets keep it clean and have some fun! This page is also not responsible for any ticket sales done or dealt with. You may post but you are at your own risk.

Don't forget to Wildcat Salute your team to victory! EMAW. Please send all your friends here https://www.facebook.com/groups/WILDCATSALUTE1, because they need to be a part of the best K State only group on Facebook. Get ready for a lot of info and your wall to be filled with content related to our beloved K State Wildcats.

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Kansas State Basketball / 2016-17
« on: February 26, 2016, 11:52:30 AM »
None of us want oscar to be the head coach at Kansas State University, but he's going to be here next season, so let's try to find reasons for optimism.

2016/17 Roster:
5   The Flush   G   Sophomore           6'3"   195 lbs
35   Hot Horndogs   F   Senior           6'6"   220 lbs
1   Dogbite II   G   Senior           6'3"   205 lbs
23   Hollywoods   G   Sophomore           6'5"   185 lbs
25   Westicles   F   Senior           6'7"   210 lbs
4   D.J. Johnson   F   Senior (RS)           6'9"   250 lbs
10   Bullnuts   F   Freshman (RS)   6'10"   225 lbs
24   Hunch   F   Freshman (RS)   6'6"   190 lbs
12   Gruntley   G   Junior           6'1"   185 lbs
3   Deathbite   G   Sophomore    6'0"   170 lbs
32   Claws         F   Sophomore           6'10"   225 lbs
15   xWhomper   F   Freshman (RS)   7'0"   255 lbs
xx   Xavier Sneed   F   Freshman           6'5''   180 lbs
xx   James Love           C   Freshman           6'8''    220 lbs
xx   Cartier Diarra   G   Freshman           6'3''   185 lbs

Depth Chart
1: Deathbite, Dogbite
2: The Flush, Cartier Diarra, Hollywoods
3: Westicles, Xavier Sneed
4: Claws, James Love, Hot Horndogs
5: DJamer, Bullnuts, xWhomper

1. that's not a horrible lineup!
2. maybe Xavier Sneed will be a total stud!
3. maybe these players won't regress completely like the last promising freshmen class!

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Kansas State Basketball / POLL: Tonight's game vs. TCU
« on: February 16, 2016, 10:39:36 AM »
is it pointless to root for #burnitdown tonight since we know oscar isn't getting fired this year no matter what?

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Kansas State Football / 580 WIBW
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:53:26 AM »
:gocho:


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-In talking to other coaches in the league, everyone is talking about K-State. Starts with them talking about Claws. It's what Weber does. He takes good to very good players like this and excels. He's not good with dealing with players who want to do it their way (Foster at PG), They've been most impressive, based on early predictions, than anyone in the league.

-K-State is good. They are closer to the Top 5 than they are to the bottom 3. K-State is closer to Baylor than to OSU, TT, TCU.

Other misc. DG thoughts:

-Top 1-4: North Carolina (dang that would of been nice), Maryland, KU, Kentucky.....then Michigan State, Duke, OU, Purdue, WVU and a group other of teams just outside that top group of four.

-When Seldon is at his best, KU is best team in nation. But, we are all waiting for consistency from him. Perry can't be that guy to go get a bucket whenever he wants. But, they have a lot of players who can be that guy on any given night.

-Loves cooking breakfast for kiddos.

-Lucas just much more consistent than Dialo right now doing all the little things.

-Dialo stuck in AAU ball. Thinks it's about running up and down the floor blocking shots.

-Like WVU because they know who they are. Don't try to be someone they aren't. They won't win league, but will be a giant pain in the ass for the league. They are in that Top 15-25 range.

Final Four Questions: Who wins Big 12: KU. Who is Ben Simmons (sp?): Unfair question. Do Warriors get to Lakers 33 game win streak? No. Is Travis Ford back next year? I don't think so. They've lost whatever home advantage they used to have. 1,400 at Tulsa game is embarrassing.

(I really do like Petro.....but man, he's got a way of just taking over the show and making it about him, even when he has an excellent guest).

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Kansas State Football / who are these people? is this good?
« on: October 01, 2015, 02:11:51 PM »
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