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Derek Smith

  • joined Jul 17, 2011
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
  • posts 66
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I write about football and make pretty things for the SB Nation Kansas State Site. Sometimes I have a beard.

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The Texas Longhorns Preview

We're to lucky number seven weeks until K-State football. Here's to hoping that a change of regime in Austin means a return of luck for the 'Cats against this weeks preview subject, the Texas...

Three Wildcats on FWAA award watch lists

More Wildcats on preseason garner preseason honors as Cody Whitehair and B.J. Finney find themselves in the running for the Outland Trophy. Ryan Mueller also found his name on yet another list.

BRING ON THE CATS FIXES YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE

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The Big 12 wants its fans to take pride in the new conference logo by displaying custom-made cover photos on social media profiles. But some of the team slogans were just plain silly. BOTC is here to help.

DON'T WORRY. WE FIXED YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE.

The Big 12 wants its fans to take pride in the new conference logo by displaying custom-made cover photos on social media profiles. But some of the team slogans were just plain silly. BOTC is here...

The Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview

If weeks were seconds, we'd have just enough time for a rodeo-winning bull ride, as Derek's rewind moves to a look at the Cowboys of Stillwater.

The New Big 12 is going to win all of your Pogs

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby is so proud of the new conference logo. We should let him enjoy it. After all, the poor man is absolutely terrified of Y2K.

The TCU Horned Frogs Preview

Ladies and gentlemen, we are just nine short weeks away from Kansas State football. Derek attempts to speed the process by burning backwards through the schedule to the 'Cats ninth opponent, TCU.

The West Virginia Mountaineers Preview

Ten more weeks and counting until football kicks off in Manhattan. Derek continues his reverse haul through the schedule with a preview of the 2014 West Virginia Mountaineers.

The Kansas Jayhawks Preview

Just 11 weeks remain before football is once again upon us. This week, Derek takes a look at the 'Cats Senior Day opponent, the 2014 Kansas Jayhawks.

The Baylor Bears Preview

Today is the first of 12 remaining Saturdays without K-State football. To help you cope, Derek has cobbled together a look at each of the Wildcats 12 games in 2014. This week, we take a look at the...

Daniel Sams: The Interview Outtakes

Here it is folks. The outtakes of the Daniel Sams interview, including his favorite moments, his favorite play and the story behind the high-step.

Daniel Sams: The BOTC Interview

Departing K-State star Daniel Sams speaks with Derek Smith about what makes his body move that way, being at the center of a quarterback battle, coming to a hard decision and his place in the...

Grant Robbins Named Men's Golf Coach at K-State

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Former Memphis Tigers coach Grant Robbins was named as the new K-State men's golf coach on Sunday. Robbins' is a 15 year coaching veteran and his 2012 Memphis squad captured the Conference USA title.

Daniel Sams to transfer

It was always a maybe. Now it's official. But #LiFE must go on.

Spring is too early to panic

It wasn't pretty. It wasn't flashy. The replay has been submitted for FDA approval as a non-habit forming sleep aid. It's April and it's Bill Snyder, so we really don't know anything. But let's...

The true(ish) origin of Fake Patty's Day

If you've ever wondered, and I think you just may, About events that brought on the Fake Patty's Day Then click here and read this. You'll have a good time As long as you don't mind reading in...

Happy 92nd birthday to coaching legend Tex Winter

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Yesterday was Tex Winter's birthday. He's 92. You should all send him a birthday card.

Alex Delton Highlights

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In case you weren't aware, this is what we're getting.

College Basketball: Kansas State vs. Texas Tech: SPRADMUSCLES

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Spradsteal

That's what K-State defense looks like. Too bad we're losing.

College football's Top 25 players for 2014: #13 Tyler Lockett

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Tyler Lockett clocks in at #13 on The Sporting News list of Top 25 College Football players for 2014

K-State National Signing Day 2014: Preview #5

College football's National Signing Day is this Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Derek closes out our preview of the expected commits for the Wildcats.

Postgame Report: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

The Wildcats saved their best for last and snapped a streak that had lasted over 4000 days.

Scouting the Enemy: Michigan Offense

Some offenses run, some pass. Some do both, some do neither. Then there's that rare team which seems to just pull a lever and hope for the best.

The First Ever AlphaBOTCal

Nobody does it like Spencer, but Derek tries his hand at an alphaBOTCal aimed at giving 26 reasons why the Wildcats will be motivated to win the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

Postgame Report: Sunflower Showdown

Hate Week 2013 swallowed this game so hard that Derek decided to shine up his report as a counterbalance.

Postgame Report: Oklahoma

Let's hope we're done having this same silly nightmare.

Postgame Report: Texas Tech

The Wildcats appear to have found their stride -- in Lubbock of all places.

Postgame Report: Farmageddon

It may not be as bruising as it was 15 years ago, but Tom Hayes has pulled a Frankenstein with the Lynch Mob in Manhattan.

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