Ahearn Alley

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Tournament Thursday: The margin for error shrinks


Kansas State's loss to a suddenly hot West Virginia team means the bubble talk just got a lot more serious for Bruce Weber and co.

Bring on the Podcast with Jonathan Tjarks


Barking Carnival's Jon Tjarks joins us to talk about Saturday's huge matchup with Texas, plus some thoughts on the rest of the Big 12.

Tournament Thursday: Built to win in March?


Kansas State continues to follow the straight path to an NCAA tournament bid with a potentially tricky road game awaiting this weekend in Morgantown.

Bring on the Podcast with Joel Jellison


The Manhattan Mercury's beat writer joins us again to talk West Virginia, as well as the future for Kansas State this season and beyond.

Unlikely heroes: K-State 66, Texas Tech 58


Kansas State survived another ugly game against Texas Tech despite abysmal performances from the 'Cats' top three scorers.

Tournament Thursday: Searching for road wins


Kansas State will have to pull off a surprise somewhere outside of Manhattan to get off the bubble and definitively into the Big Dance.

Bring on the Podcast with WRNL


Wide Right Natty Lite's main basketball writer joins us to talk about the state of Cyclone basketball, DeAndre Kane, Iowa State's weaknesses and some of the most intriguing matchups for Saturday's...

Texas 67, K-State 64: Missed opportunity


An off night for K-State's leading scorer was probably the biggest of a host of problems as the 'Cats saw a chance at another Big 12 road win slip away against a Texas team not playing its best...

Tournament Thursday: Keeping Pace


Despite its disastrous early start, Kansas State has managed to work its way back into a favorable position for March. Still, the margin for error remains small.

Bring on the Podcast with David Smith


Fellow sbnation blogger David Smith joins Ahearn Alley and Derek Smith to discuss West Virginia's hopes in a rebuilding year for Bob Huggins and the key matchups in Saturday's game at Bramlage.

K-State-Oklahoma Preview: Bubble Talk

Tuesday night's matchup with the Sooners could easily be very important to the Selection Committee come March.

KU Preview: How good is Marcus Foster?

The national media is starting to pick up on what K-State fans have seen for quite some time now: Marcus Foster quite a basketball player.

Bring on the Podcast with Sam Mellinger


KC Star columnist Sam Mellinger joins Ahearn Alley to talk about what K-State's win over OSU means for March and break down Saturday's matchup in Lawrence.

Road work ain't pretty: K-State 65, TCU 47


It started sloppy and only got a little better, but K-State left Fort Worth with its first road win of the season.

Hitting the road: K-State-TCU Preview


Kansas State's seniors may need to lead the talented freshmen in their first true road game against the Big 12's worst team.

Bowl FEPO: Part Four


Things are coming down to the wire as Jon and Ahearn Alley make their picks for this year's crop of New Year's Day football games

Winning in Style: K-State 72, George Washington 55


K-State didn't just knock off a solid George Washington team to finish December undefeated. The 'Cats routed the Colonials in a game that was actually fun to watch.

Bring on the Podcast with Nicole Auerbach

USA Today college basketball reporter Nicole Auerbach says the Big 12 is one of the nation's best conferences and sees some promise in Bruce Weber's success at K-State.

Another day, another ugly win: KSU 72, Tulane 41


Bruce Weber's team isn't going to win a lot of bandwagon fans, but the 'Cats are clearly comfortable with their style of play.

Kansas State-Tulane Preview: Jevon Thomas is here!


The long-awaited debut of Kansas State's heralded freshman point guard should finally happen Saturday. Here's a primer on what he could bring to the table.

Bowl FEPO: Part Two


Jon and Ahearn make their picks on two more cold-weather games this bowl season.....and five other appetizers while you wait for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Saturday night.

K-State vs. Gonzaga Preview: Upsets Can Be Ugly


The good news is Gonzaga isn't as good as the team that crushed K-State last year. The bad news is the 'Cats appear to be much worse.

Bring on the Podcast w/ David Ubben (Bowl Edition)

Fox Sports Southwest Big 12 football blogger David Ubben gives us an idea of what to expect from Kansas State against Michigan, as well as the rest of the bowl season including his favorite...

Trudging Right Along: K-State 64, South Dakota 62


A lackluster effort wasn't quite enough to produce another embarrassing home loss, but it was far too close for comfort.

Tuesday FEPO: Titles, titles everywhere!


Almost every game matters this weekend as conference titles are up for grabs in championships and crucial regular season finales. Let Jon and AA guide the way.

Tuesday FEPO: Give thanks for football


Ahearn looks to take the next step in his improbable comeback as he and Jon make picks on a tasty set of games over Thanksgiving weekend.

Tuesday FEPO: Titles on the line


Conference championship races are wrapping up, with no games more important than the one down in Stillwater.

Tuesday FEPO: Legitimacy in question


Ahearn and Jon decide whether some "good" teams are for real, or just pretenders ready to implode late in the season.

Bring on the Podcast with Joel Jellison


The Manhattan Mercury's main basketball beat writer joins us to take an in-depth look at what to expect from the 'Cats on the hardwood this season, starting with Friday's game against Northern...

Tuesday FEPO: Clear your Thursday night


Jon and Ahearn Alley predict what will happen when Baylor and Oregon face perhaps their toughest tests yet on what could be a highly entertaining Thursday night.

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