Wildcat teams return to Manhattan, Jordy Nelson softball event set for Sunday

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Soccer

The Kansas State soccer team looks to carry their success from a 4-0 win against Colorado State on Sunday over to 6 p.m. on Thursday against Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Marisa Weichel scored goals three and four for the season on Sunday in K-State’s dominating win over the Rams. Goal-keeper Peyton Pearson recorded her third shutout victory this season in just three starts, the team now 4-2 on the season.

After the away game at Purdue, K-State will return on Sunday against another Big 10 opponent, Indiana. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.

Thursday’s game will be broadcasted on Big Ten Network+, while Sunday’s game is available on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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Sophomore Caylee Thornhill moves the ball up the field in K-State's game against Omaha at Buser Family Park on Aug. 22. (Archive photo by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

Volleyball

The K-State volleyball team picked up a pair of wins and a loss in the Gaucho Invitational in Santa Barbara, California, this past weekend. They return home to prepare for the K-State Invitational in Manhattan later this week.

Over the course of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, K-State will take on Ohio at 7 p.m., Loyola Chicago at 6:30 p.m. and Fresno State at 11 a.m., respectively. All games will take place in Bramlage Coliseum.

With the team 3-2 on the season, the three-game stretch is an opportunity to run away with a strong record before Big 12 play begins.

All three games will be available on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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Sophomore Mackenzie Morris celebrates a game-winning serve in K-State's match against Kansas City at Bramlage Coliseum on Aug. 22. (Archive photo by Sophie Osborn | The Collegian Media Group)

Football

After a dominating 24-7 win over Stanford in Saturday’s season opener, the K-State football team looks to continue their success this coming weekend. The game will be the team’s first game back in a packed Bill Snyder Family Stadium in two seasons, taking on Southern Illinois.

The Wildcats had success in the run game, led by Deuce Vaughn’s 124 yards and a touchdown. The defense also saw improvement, only allowing 39 rushing yards and 233 total yards.

“Refill the Bill” is underway with a 6 p.m. kickoff against the Salukis. The game can be found on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and will have radio coverage provided by Wildcat 91.9.

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Senior quarterback Skylar Thompson rushes in for the first touchdown of the Wildcat's season-opening win against Stanford at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Elizabeth Proctor | Collegian Media Group)

Jordy Nelson Charity Softball

The first annual Jordy Nelson Legends Classic Softball Game takes place Sunday, Sept. 12, featuring big-name K-State alumni like Kevin Lockett, David Allen, Michael Bishop, Martin Gramatica and more.

The event — taking place in Bill Snyder Family Stadium — opens at 10 a.m., with a sponsor game at 11 a.m. A home run derby will take place at noon, with the legends game starting at 1 p.m.

Tickets are available through the K-State Sports website. Proceeds will go towards Manhattan Young Life and a K-State football scholarship for a walk-on.

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