Volleyball begins, soccer takes on TCU, football looks for an upset this week in sports

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Volleyball looks to start its season against Iowa State at home. Football and soccer search for victories after starting their respective seasons with losses.

Volleyball

K-State Volleyball practices at Bramlage Coliseum as their first match nears. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)
K-State volleyball practices at Bramlage Coliseum as their first match nears. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

After a hectic offseason that included the transfers of sophomore Gloria Mutiri and freshman Anna Dixon, coupled with the chaos of the pandemic, volleyball begins this week.

Iowa State comes to town for a weekend series against the Wildcats starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Bramlage Coliseum.

The weekend series style of matches is new this year. Due to COVID-19, the scheduling changes were implemented to minimize travel.

The second match of the series is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum.

Iowa State was picked to finish third in the Big 12 Conference preseason poll while K-State was picked to finish eighth.

Both matches will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with live audio broadcasted on KMAN Radio.

Soccer

Kansas State University midfielder, Maddie Souder, attacks up the field in the Wildcats 3-0 loss to Oklahoma State at Buser Family Park on September 13, 2020. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)
Midfielder Maddie Souder attacks up the field in the Wildcats 3-0 loss to Oklahoma State at Buser Family Park on Sept. 13, 2020. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

The Wildcats have had it rough to start their 2020 campaign, squaring off against the top two teams in the Big 12 standings. They gave up seven goals in those first two games against Oklahoma State and West Virginia.

Things don’t get any easier for the Wildcats this week as they take on the TCU Horned Frogs at 7 p.m. at Buser Family Park on Friday.

The Horned Frogs are currently ranked third in the Big 12 standings coming off of a 3-0 victory against Texas.

The match will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with live audio on KROCK Radio.

Football

Junior quarterback Skylar Thompson runs in a touchdown during K-State's 48-41 upset victory over No. 5 OU at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Oct. 26, 2019. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)
Junior quarterback Skylar Thompson runs in a touchdown during K-State's 48-41 upset victory over No. 5 OU at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Oct. 26, 2019. (File Photo by Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

A 35-31 upset loss to Sun Belt opponent Arkansas State was the result of Kansas State’s last outing on Sept. 12.

That game was the first and only non-conference game for the Wildcats this year. K-State opens up conference play against freshman phenom quarterback Spencer Rattler and No. 3 Oklahoma at 11 a.m. Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma.

OU is coming off of 48-0 dismantling of Missouri State on Sept. 12. Rattler threw for 290 yards and four touchdowns in the first half against the Bears.

K-State looks to make it two in a row against OU — the Wildcats upset the No. 5 Sooners and Heisman finalist Jalen Hurts last season at home, 48-41.

The matchup will be televised nationally on FOX as a part of Big Noon Saturday with live audio through the K-State Sports Network.

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Cameron Bradley
Hey! I’m Cameron Bradley and I am the sports editor for the Collegian! I am a junior from Wichita, Kansas, and I am majoring in journalism. When I’m not working for the Collegian, I’m creating content and putting on broadcasts with K-StateHD.TV. I am also currently a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. I love sports, spending time with friends, family and doing everything that I do for the glory of God!