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Author: Joe Mathieu

I am a 1996 K-State graduate and have not missed a basketball or football game in person, on television or on the radio since 1991. I am a K-State sports fanatic that takes the happenings in college sports way too seriously. Hope you enjoy reading.
Profiles In K-State Fandom – Tony Ballard

Profiles In K-State Fandom – Tony Ballard

The 14th installment of “Profiles in K-State fandom” features Tony Ballard. Tony was nominated by a previous honoree. Ernie Barrett once shook Tony’s hand and it’s never been the same. Or maybe he’s never been the same. Either way, you’ll enjoy reading the story! In the photo above is Tony’s daughter Abby (on the left), Tony, Tony’s sister Val, and Tony’s brother Don at the Women’s NCAA tournament games this past March. JM: Tell me a little bit about your…

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Will The New Playoff System Help K-State?

Will The New Playoff System Help K-State?

The College Football Playoff expands to 12 teams for the first time this fall, and as a K-State football fan, I am excited that the 2024 Wildcats have a great shot at being ranked in the top 12 of the college football playoff rankings at the end of the season. A conference championship means an automatic berth and a likely first-round bye. I have been a proponent of an expanded college football playoff for a long time. For a program like…

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Can K-State Football Get To 10 Wins Or More This Fall?

Can K-State Football Get To 10 Wins Or More This Fall?

The sports betting apps all agree that K-State football’s over/under win total for this fall is 9.5. When I first saw it, I thought that number was a little high. Win totals set that high are usually reserved for programs like Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan, Georgia, and Clemson. So I was curious to take a deeper look at the schedule to see if this number of wins is something the Wildcats can accomplish or, on the other hand, see if this team is…

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Rapid Fire – “Hey Look Kids, There’s Big Ben, Parliament!”

Rapid Fire – “Hey Look Kids, There’s Big Ben, Parliament!”

I am in the mood for some Rapid Fire today. Let’s GO! -K-State quarterback Avery Johnson has the best odds of any Big 12 player to win the Heisman trophy, according to FanDuel (+2500). He has the 12th-best odds of all players. Former K-State quarterback Will Howard has the fourth-best odds of all players (+1300). With a few exceptions, the Heisman usually goes to the quarterback of the best team or one of the best teams. Can K-State be one of the…

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Another Outstanding K-State Offensive Backfield In The Making?

Another Outstanding K-State Offensive Backfield In The Making?

It was a great weekend for K-State football, as transfer running back Dylan Edwards committed to play for the Wildcats this fall. During his true freshman season at Colorado in 2023, Edwards rushed for 321 yards and a touchdown and added 299 yards and four touchdowns receiving. Edwards will join returning K-State running back DJ Giddens in the backfield. Giddens rushed for 1,226 yards and ten touchdowns in 2023, and he also had 323 yards receiving and three touchdowns through…

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