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Kansas State on the rise: Blake Slaughter

16

Senior Blake Slaughter's play will be critical if K-State wants to avoid a huge dropoff in linebacker play this season.

Kansas State on the rise: Randall Evans

15

Kansas State's relentless nickelback could take another big step forward and become the team's shutdown corner.

KSU on the rise: Boston Stiverson/Cody Whitehair

11

Two sophomores from smalltown Kansas could play a role in giving Kansas State one of the best offensive lines in the Big 12, if not the country.

On the rise for Kansas State: Andre McDonald

8

A series on the unheralded players who the Wildcats need to outperform expectations begins with senior tight end Andre McDonald.

Why K-State should schedule the Shockers

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Kansas State could get plenty of benefits from playing Wichita State every year, and who wouldn't want to watch that game?

La Salle Preview: The value of the K-State bench

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The big names will be doing most of the hard work and getting the attention, but you can't go far in the NCAA tournament without some solid backups.

Oklahoma State preview: Angel's redemption?

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Angel Rodriguez hasn't been at his best against Oklahoma State. It's time for that to change.

Texas preview: The surging Thomas Gipson

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Kansas State's sophomore big man is hitting his stride at just the right time and could be poised for a big game against the Longhorns.

Tournament Tuesday: Can Kansas State get a 3-seed?

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Kansas State already got its best win of the season in Kansas City. Five more sure would be nice.

K-State Slate: 3.12.13

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Kansas State celebrated its Big 12 title with the fans, and the national media starts to take note of what a remarkable school year it's been in Manhattan.

Oklahoma State Preview: Battle of the backcourts

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The only thing standing between Kansas State and the first conference title in 36 years is what would be undoubtedly this team's best league win this season.

Tournament Tuesday: SO close to a Big 12 title

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We're as close to a Kansas State conference title as we've ever been in my lifetime. Surely the Big 12 champs are guaranteed an NCAA trip to Kansas City, right?

TCU Preview: Appreciating Rod

15

It should be a bittersweet night as Rodney McGruder makes his last appearance at Bramlage Coliseum. JO and Martavious will be doing the same.

Baylor preview: How many threes is too many?

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K-State's shooters have shown themselves capable of putting teams away from behind the arc, but are the 'Cats in danger of relying too much on the trey ball?

Tournament Tuesday: Closing in on a Big 12 title

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Yes, Kansas is probably going to win another Big 12 title and collect the #1 seed in Kansas City, but a trophy would still be huge, and there are some silver linings.

Texas Tech Preview: Omari, I see your value now

7

Don't look for him to become a star, but Omari Lawrence has settled into a useful role for Bruce Weber's team.

Tournament Tuesday: And then there were three

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Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and Kansas have separated themselves at the top heading into the stretch run.

West Virginia preview: Is the "BOTC effect" real?

43

Saturday's dominance by JO after I questioned his poor play was far from the first time concerns cited here have been answered in a very positive way.

Baylor Preview: More JO needed

52

Jordan Henriquez has been rather disappointing this season, but it's not too late for him to make amends.

Tournament Tuesday (2/13): KU Hangover Edition

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Until K-State suffers anything resembling a bad loss, they're still a lock for the NCAA tourney. In the meantime, there's a Big 12 race to be won.

Kansas preview: Living without post offense

11

Kansas State has figured out how to thrive without a reliable interior threat in a conference that's all about guard play.

Iowa State Preview: What to make of Will Spradling

24

Opinions vary on the effectiveness and ability of K-State's veteran shooting guard, but his toughness and basketball IQ make him a valuable asset.

Tournament Tuesday (2/5): You may be seeded

13

Kansas State is going to the NCAA tournament, so now it's just a matter of where they'll end up.

Oklahoma preview: Angel's absurd streak

21

Angel Rodriguez is far from a perfect point guard, but he's definitely doing some things very right.

Texas preview: Shane Southwell, scorer

15

Particularly in Big 12 play, Kansas State has gotten a crucial, unexpected scoring boost from its junior guard.

Tournament Tuesday: Kansas State and the Bubble

12

Kansas State's tournament chances still look very good, but the margin for error is narrowing a bit.

The real Sunflower Showdown resumes

25

These games where both KU and KSU are in the top 15 when they meet in Manhattan are far too rare, so let's cherish this one and look back at the others.

The Real Rod Returns

37

Breaking down McGruder's transformation in Big 12 play and an early look at those pesky Sooners.

Fiesta Bowl Postgame Thread: K-State vs. Oregon

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The season may have ended in a painful fashion, but this was still a hell of a season from a hell of a team.

Florida preview: The McGruder Problem

8

Something is troubling Rodney's offensive game, and if he doesn't figure it out, it's going to be a long season.

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