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Monday K-State links

Kansas State appears to have taken a three-star defensive end prospect from the University of Tulsa.

According to the Tulsa World, Hunter Davis has decommitted from the Golden Hurricanes and is now set on becoming a Wildcat after visiting Manhattan over the weekend.

Davis, a 6-foot-3, 246-pounder, is the nation’s No. 35 prospect at strongside end, according to rivals.com. He had scholarship offers from Tulsa, K-State, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

His choice to switch to K-State revolved around former Tulsa coach Todd Graham leaving for Pittsburgh.

Davis made 59 tackles and three sacks as a senior.
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Friday K-State links

– Carson Coffman traveled a long road to start against Iowa State as a senior. An even keel attitude, and a wise father, helped him along the way.

– Sam Mellinger, of the Kansas City Star, writes about how Daniel Thomas found redemption in football at K-State.

– Iowa State isn’t hiding any of its defensive secrets heading into tomorrow’s game. The Cyclones will stack the box to slow Thomas.

– Watching Iowa State and K-State in Arrowhead Stadium has been fun, but it is rightfully headed back on campus, writes Blair Kerkhoff of the Star.

– A few weekly news and notes about Iowa State football.

Tuesday K-State links

With one week of football officially in the books, sports writers across the Internet are coming out with their Big 12 Power Rankings. Here is a sampling:

– ESPN.com moved the Wildcats down a spot to No. 7.

– Blair Kerkhoff moved K-State up two spots to No. 5.

– This very odd set of rankings has K-State ranked above Texas and Oklahoma but behind Oklahoma State, Missouri and Texas A&M.

– And Kyle Ringo, of the Boulder Daily Camera, has the Wildcats all the way up at No. 2. Read More »

Tuesday K-State links

– Sam Mellinger, of the Kansas City Star, believes Bill Snyder and the Wildcats have a lot riding on this season.

– In case you missed the news of yesterday afternoon, Snyder has named Carson Coffman his starting quarterback for the season-opener.

– Snyder would prefer to play a less difficult opponent than UCLA in the first game of the season.

– The Big 12 is going for 12 big wins in Week One. Read More »

Wednesday K-State links

– For the second straight year, Kansas State will be featured on ESPN’s “College Gameday” basketball program.

Rece Davis, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas previewed the Sunflower Showdown in front of a huge crowd at Bramlage Coliseum last season. The Wildcats and Jayhawks played an overtime thriller, and the game got big ratings. This year, ESPN will head to Allen Fieldhouse on Jan. 29 to preview the rematch.

Gameday will also appear at Baylor (did I really just write that?) later in the season when the Bears host Texas.

– It’s been hard to keep up with all the injuries coming out of UCLA football practices, but the Bruins finally appear to be getting some good news. The Los Angeles Times reports sophomore quarterback Kevin Prince, barring a setback, should be good to go against Kansas State.

– Speaking of UCLA, this guy predicts K-State to beat the Bruins 17-7.
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Monday K-State links

– Kansas State’s home game against Virginia Tech next season will be part of ESPN’s third-annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. The game will start at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16 and offer Wildcats fans a rare Tuesday afternoon tip.

– John Henderson, of the Denver Post, writes that there is no doubting Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas as he enters his senior season.

– ESPN.com put together a ranking of the nation’s top college super fans, and guess who made the list at No. 12. The Wildcats’ own Robert Lipson. No other super fan of a Big 12 program made the cut.

– Brandon Banks sits down for a video interview with Jocks Talk.

Jamar Samuels and Nick Russell have both finished their tours of Europe with the East Coast All-Stars. They returned to America over the weekend.

Links for lunch, UMass edition

Let’s get started with this piece on UMass running back Tony Nelson, who Bill Snyder said this week is an impressive runner and will test Kansas State’s tackling ability.

The Boston Herald writes that everything is new at UMass. The Minutemen have a new coach, a new quarterback and even a new punter. Expectations are still high for the Colonial Athletic Association power, though. If UMass is to succeed this year, it must first face these five questions.
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Links for lunch

As you could expect, Michael Beasley is dominating the conversation in K-State circles today.

Yahoo! Sports first reported yesterday that the former Kansas State star checked into a rehab facility, and ever since columnists everywhere have speculated on whether he would have been better off staying in Manhattan past his freshman year.

Bob Lutz of the Wichita Eagle had this to say about it.
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Links for lunch

Before too long, I’ll be heading over to Manhattan to check out the Kansas State football team at Fan Appreciation day.

Until then, why don’t I introduce you to a regular post of mine I call “Links for Lunch.” Every time there are interesting articles or blogs talking about Kansas State or the Wildcats’ upcoming opponents, I will link to them in this space.

On occassion, I may post them at odd times. So you could end up with Links for Breakfast or Links for Dinner. But for now, they’re Links for Lunch.

And on to the links …
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