Here’s my story on the 19th-ranked Wildcats that’s up at Kansas.com – I was able to attend practice at Ahearn on Tuesday after K-State coach Suzie Fritz and junior middle blocker Kaitlynn Pelger came to the Big 8 room to do interviews before the football presser. We all know how tough the Big 12 is – but matches at the Hurricane Invitational in Tulsa against No. 20 Dayton and No. 10 Minnesota will go a long way toward determine if K-State’s 9-0 start is for real. With all the starters back off last year’s NCAA regional semifinal team I’d bet on them being a force in league play.
-The preseason men’s NIT schedule was announced Tuesday – K-State opens against Lamar in Manhattan on Nov. 12. Alabama-Huntsville and North Texas are the other teams in K-State’s regional. Also, 6-foot-9 recruit Matthew Atewe will take his official visit to K-State this weekend.
-Former Hurricane Dan Sileo went on a pretty incredible rant after Miami’s dismantling by Kansas State.
-North Texas defensive end Brandon McCoy might miss Saturday’s game – it would be his second in a row after getting hurt against LSU.