Monday Minutes: Time for K-State versus TCU football and other sports news

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K-State forward Austin Trice jumps over James Love III during the dunk contest at Madness in Manhattan on October 12, 2018 in Bramlage Coliseum. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

K-State Sports and the Big 12 Conference issued a series of announcements pertaining to football, men’s basketball and volleyball on Monday.

Football

The Big 12 Conference announced K-State football’s Nov. 3 contest with Texas Christian University is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on FS1.

The Wildcats will travel to Fort Worth, Texas to take on the Horned Frogs after a road game against the University of Oklahoma this Saturday.

The last time K-State took on TCU in Amon G. Carter Stadium, the Wildcats came out on top with a 30-6 victory.

TCU holds a narrow 6-5 all-time edge against K-State. The two teams have split the six games played since the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12 in 2012, 3-3. The Wildcats have won two of three games in Fort Worth since 2012.

Men’s basketball

The Associated Press released its Top 25 Preseason poll rankings, and the K-State men’s basketball team comes in at No. 12.

The Wildcats return three seniors in guards Barry Brown, Jr. and Kamau Stokes with forward Dean Wade.

Three other Big 12 teams join K-State in the AP’s preseason poll— No. 1 University of Kansas, No. 13 West Virginia University and No. 20 TCU.

The men’s basketball team will begin its season with an exhibition game against Pittsburg State on Friday, Nov. 2, and the first regular season game will follow on Nov. 9 against Kennesaw State.

Also on Monday, K-State men’s basketball and FOX Sports Kansas City announced seven games will be televised on the network for the 2018-19 season.

FOX Sports Kansas City is available to the entire state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area. Games will also stream on the FOX Sports GO app in the same markets. For those outside of Kansas, game can be streamed via ESPN3.

The games televised by FOX Sports Kansas City are listed below.

  • Pittsburg State (Exhibition) | Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum
  • Kennesaw State (U.S. Virgin Islands Peach Jam Opener) | Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum
  • Denver | Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum
  • Lehigh | Saturday, Nov. 24, time TBD | Bramlage Coliseum
  • Georgia State | Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum
  • Southern Miss | Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum
  • George Mason | Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. | Bramlage Coliseum

Volleyball

Two K-State volleyball players received recognition by the Big 12 Conference.

Redshirt junior setter Sarah Dixon was named a Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week, and redshirt freshman outside hitter Brooke Heyne was chosen as the Big 12 Rookie of the Week.

Dixon—who was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3—racked up 53 assists in last Wednesday’s win over No. 22 Kansas, and 47 in Saturday’s win at No. 24 Baylor. On the season, Dixon averages 11.53 assists per set, which is good for second in the conference and 12th in the nation.

Heyne followed up on a 12-kill performance against the Jayhawks last week with a career-high 15 kills against the Bears on Saturday. Before the previous two matches against Kansas and Baylor, Heyne had played in just five matches and accumulated just 12 kills.

The Wildcats will take on the Oklahoma Sooners in Manhattan on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

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Jarrett Whitson
I’m Jarrett Whitson, the sports editor this semester. I’m from Blue Rapids, KS, a town of just over 1,000 people about 40 miles north of Manhattan. I’m a junior in Public Relations, and a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. I love playing and talking about sports— especially college football