|7/28/18 Kayla Goth: Watch List Worthy|
K-State Women's Basketball has tweeted a promotion to women's basketball media members to consider her for various awards in her senior season. Kayla's 11.7-points-per-game increase last season was the highest among all Power 5 schools. And... Kayla was named Academic All-Big 12 last season. Here's her roster page.
|7/23/18 K-State WBB Culture in Good Place, Competitive Standards Raised |
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra looks back at Jeff Mittie's first four K-State seasons, with an average of 19+ wins, and four straight years of postseason play. The program logged only 11 wins in the season before he arrived. In 2017-18, Kayla Goth improved her points-per-game from 5.8 to 17.5, and Peyton Williams increased from 3.7 to 14.7. (link)
|7/02/18 Women's Basketball Mid-Summer Bash|
The Bash is on Sunday, July 15, froim 5 to 7 p.m. (details)
|6/14/18 Sadie Murren Added to WBB Administrative Staff|
Kansas State women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie has announced the addition of Sadie Murren as Director of Basketball Administration. Sadie is from Colon, Nebraska. She played at Nebraska and Wayne State, and has an MBA from Nebraska-Omaha. Coach Mittie said, "We wanted someone that had been on both the basketball side in terms of recruiting and someone that had also been on the operations side. I wanted both those experiences." (link)
|6/13/18 Laurie Koehn to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame|
I'm delighted to report that Laurie Koehn has a well-deserved selection to the Hall of Fame. (announcement) I've never respected a K-State Athlete more. She was well-known for her hard work, which resulted in her being the K-State and Big 12 all-time leader in three-pointers made (392), and she held the NCAA record for career three-pointers for a number of years. (link) Here's video of Laurie setting the NCAA record for three-pointers. Also, don't miss this from 2013: Laurie hits 132 of 135 three-pointers in five minutes. (video) Danielle Zanotti has play-by-play.
|4/13/18 Shaelyn Martin Returns to Salina and Volleyball|
Somehow Shaelyn has eligibility at Kansas Wesleyan. Maybe it's not governed by the NCAA. She's going to work on an MBA in her hometown of Salina. (KSAL.com) (Salina Journal)
|4/15/18 Washington State names Hall of Famer Kamie Ethridge WBB coach|
Congratulations and good luck to Kamie Ethridge, as she leaves my mother's college, Northern Colorado, for Washington State. (link)
|4/12/18 Shaelyn Martin: Big 12 WBB Scholar-Athlete of the Year!|
The Big 12 Conference has announced that Academic All-American Shaelyn Martin is the 2018 Big 12 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. It's possible that this has something to do with her perfect 4.000 GPA, and being all-around awesome. Here's Kansas State's announcement.
|4/04/18 Introducing the Nation's Most-Improved Distributor, Kayla Goth|
K-State WBB has proudly tweeted that Kayla Goth's increase from 50 to 226 assists in 2017-18 is the nation's best. What isn't mentioned is 1) Kayla's total of 226 assists is 2nd only to Shalee Lehning's 229 in 2008-09, 2) Kayla ended the season at #1 in assists in the Big 12 Conference and 3) she was also #6 in Big 12 scoring, and #7 in steals! She has been extremely valuable to her team.
|3/26/18 Pride Leads to and Follows Shaelyn Martin's Academic All-America Honor|
Corbin McGuire visits with Shaelyn Martin and her mother, Valarie, about learning that Shaelyn had just been named an All-American. Shaelyn talks about competing with her older brother in all sorts of things, her use of K-State Athletics' academic support resources, and her actions that led to her perfect grades. Shaelyn hopes to continue to graduate study in occupational therapy. I think we all know that whatever she sets out to do will end in great success. (Sports Extra)
|3/25/18 Shaelyn Martin wraps up sterling K-State career|
There's a very nice profile on Shaelyn Martin in the Salina Journal, after her last game as a Cat. She finished in the top 10 of seven statistical categories, and finished with over 400 assists, 700 rebounds and countless charges. (link)
|3/21/18 Last Year's Road Trips Set Up Success for Goth, Williams this Season|
Corbin McGuire's latest Sports Extra details the bond developed by road roommates Kayla Goth and Peyton Williams. Heading into the UC Davis WNIT game, their combined season points, 1,050, are certain to surpass the total of Ohlde and Wecker, 1,063, on Friday. As noted just below, Goth + Williams delivered 47 points in the last game!
|3/18/18 Kansas State WBB advances to the WNIT Round of 16|
It was a fun night at Bramlage Coliseum, as our Cats recorded a 74-57 WNIT win over Utah. Kayla Goth and Peyton Williams combined for 47 points. Here are some links of interest: (recap) (box score) (highlights video)
Don't miss the next game, with K-State hosting UC Davis on Friday, March 23 at 7:00 P, in the Octagon of Doom!
|3/19/18 Emily Ryan: Gatorade® Kansas Girls Basketball Player of the Year 2018|
Emily Ryan, who has just completed her sophomore season with 2A state champion Central Plains High School (26-0), was announced today as the Kansas Player of the Year! She's the first player from her school to be recognized, and the first sophomore to be recognized. The award is based not only on superior athletic achievements, but character, as well, and her 4.000 GPA is cited in the press release.
Past K-State players who received this honor are: Kaylee Page (who's still playing in the WNIT), Ashley Sweat, Shalee Lehning, Carolyn McCullough, Kendra Wecker and Laurie Koehn.
|3/15/18 K-State Women's BB Looks to Make the Most of WNIT Opportunity|
Here's Corbin McGuire's excellent Sports Extra.
|3/12/18 K-State Selected for 2018 Postseason WNIT|
K-State Athletics has a real nice announcement page, posted soon after the WNIT invitation was released.
|3/12/18 Shaelyn Martin named CoSIDA Academic All-American!|
K-State Women's Basketball has announced that senior Shaelyn Martin, with her perfect 4.000, is a Second Team Academic All-American. Shaelyn was the only Big 12 player to earn the award this season, and the last Cat who won it before her was Ashley Sweat. What an awesome student-athlete she has been!
|3/10/18 Emily Ryan named Most Outstanding Player in Kansas 2A Tournament|
The Octagon of Doom was the venue for the Kansas 2A state championship games... both boys and girls... and the prospect so many K-State WBB fans are watching, Central Plains HS sophomore sensation Emily Ryan, brought home All-Tournament honors, as well as Most Outstanding Player. She recorded the most points of any player (83 in three games). This was the Oilers' fifth consecutive state title. Sports in Kansas called her "the most complete player in Kansas on both ends of the floor." (Sports in Kansas link)
|3/06/18 Hear from Shaelyn Martin on girls who look up to her|
There's video of Shaelyn Martin linked in this tweet from @KStateWBB. She is a great role model for teammates and young girls who come to watch her. You can right-click to download the video, which at 00:35 includes a clip of one of Shaelyn's epic charges!
|3/02/18 Cats 72 - KU 63 in the Big 12 Tournament|
Here are random links related to the Cats' huge 4th-quarter comeback, with 26 points to KU's 12. (Media Coverage page) (my chart of the The Streak... 32 Ws in the past 38 games) (recap) (box score) (Kaylee Page's postgame interview) (KSU highlights via Twitter) (Big 12 highlights via Twitter)
|3/02/18 Phantom Basketball Practice Spurs K-State WBB into Strong Offense|
As we learn in Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra, Coach Mittie put away the basketball during practice a week ago, hoping to let the players focus on movement and spacing. The next day, the Cats beat KU by 24 points. Two days later, they beat Texas Tech by 23 points.
|2/27/18 50 Years Later, First K-State WBB Team Reflects on Program's Start|
Our first intercollegiate WBB team had little support, compared to the MBB team, but their love for the game and determination would carry them. Corbin McGuire explains in his latest Sports Extra.
|2/26/18 Rachel Ranke: Big 12 Freshman of the Week|
Congrats to K-State sharpshooter Rachel Ranke, who was for the second time named Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Big 12 today. Rachel, prior to tonight's win over Texas Tech, was #2 in the Big 12 in 3-point field goals made. Rachel had 19 points and five 3-pointers vs. KU on Feb. 24, and 11 points vs. West Virginia. Also see the announcement from K-State Women's Basketball. Update: At Texas Tech tonight, Rachel led all scorers with 26 points (while playing only 31 minutes), and she went 6 of 13 on 3s.
|2/24/18 A big day for K-State Women's Basketball|
Yes, of course, the Kansas State Wildcats beat KU for the 9th consecutive time this afternoon. That was 31 of the past 37 in The Streak (PDF). Seniors Kaylee Page, Shaelyn Martin and Karyla Middlebrook never lost to KU in their careers. (KSU game recap) (Cat Zone recap) (highlights video) (press conference, with Kaylee, Shaelyn and Coach)
Women's Basketball had their 50-year recognition today, beginning by welcoming eight players from the 1968-69 team... the first intercollegiate women's team at K-State. (video) During timeouts, players from each decade took the court to be recognized. Unfortunately, very few players from the Patterson era were here, but it was awesome to have Shalee Lehning, Marlies Gipson, Carolyn Spexarth and Jalana Childs!
Shaelyn Martin, Kaylee Page and Karyla Middlebrook were recognized after the game for their careers. (K-State Sports Extra) (Shaelyn Martin's memories - video) (Kaylee Page senior video)
|2/22/18 10 from Big 12 Earn Academic All-District|
Shaelyn Martin was named First-Team Academic All-District today, and Kayla Goth and Peyton Williams made the Second Team, as announced by the Big 12.
|2/22/18 A look back with players from the early days of the program|
Two former WBB players tour Ahearn and the BTF with Karyla Middlebrook, Shaelyn Martin and Kaylee Page. (video)
|2/15/18 Five Cats Are Academic All-Big 12|
The Big 12 has announced the latest Academic All-Big 12 Team, and K-State has deep thinkers! Kayla Goth, Shaelyn Martin (4.000), Peyton Williams and Kaylee Page are First Team honorees, and Karyla Middlebrook, who is in a master's program, made Second Team. K-State leads the Big 12 with 127 Academic All-Big 12 selections since the start of the league in 1996-97. (K-State release) (Big 12 release) (complete listing)
|2/13/18 Karyla Middlebrook: How an Injury Ended My Time on the Court, Started My Dream on the Sideline|
Don't miss this Sports Extra by a guest author, Karyla Middlebook, about her journey over the past year.
|2/09/18 Our Cats are well-represented in the Big 12 individual stats|
Here's a chart I made. Kayla Goth is likely to end the season as the Big 12 Assists leader. As you can see, Kayla, Peyton, Shaelyn and Rachel show up often. Nice work! (Big 12 stats link)
|2/05/18 Kendra Wecker and Other Greats Come Back!|
Multi-year All-American and K-State Hall of Famer Kendra Wecker was one of six athletes who returned to help present on K-State's version of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Kristen Rethman Waller, Marlies Gipson and Kylee Zumach also were speakers. (K-State Sports Extra) (video)
|2/02/18 Iowa State Pack the House game preview|
Caitlyn Sabbert sets up the home game vs. the Cyclones on Feb. 3. (video)
|2/02/18 Iowa State's on the books for the annual Pack the House game|
There will be several promotions, and hopefully YOU, on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 P.M. (info
|1/31/18 Eager to Build Off OT Win vs. KU, Prepared for Rare Morning Tipoff at Oklahoma|
In the latest, awesome Sports Extra from Corbin McGuire, we learn that morning basketball is nothing new to the 2017-18 Cats.
|1/30/18 Jayhawks, Wildcats come together to celebrate 50 years of women's sports|
Mechelle Voepel of ESPN has an extensive feature on the 50th season observations by Kansas State and KU. The poultry will be our opponent on Feb. 24, our last home game of the season, when we have our observation of this milestone. Be sure to have a look at this story!
|1/28/18 K-State beats KU 63-59 in OT|
I made the annual trip to Lawrence for the KU game. This was a very close game, but our Cats found a way to win! Have a look at all the recaps and details on my Media Coverage page. I put together a chart of the glorious streak of Wildcat victories over KU in the past 15-or-so years. Spoiler: It's 30 of 36. Here's a PDF of the outcomes, dating back to 2002.
Peyton Williams led with 23 points, Kayla Goth had 14, Rachel Ranke had 9 and Kaylee Page had 8. Shaelyn and Kaylee had 9 rebounds, and Peyton had 8. It should be noted that Peyton went 5 of 5 at the free throw line. Rachel Ranke made two 3-pointers in the final minute, sending them to overtime, and Shaelyn Martin sealed the victory with two perfect free throws with 10 seconds to play!
(box score) (recap) (highlights video) (photos)
|1/26/18 Two-Sport Standout Peyton Williams Is a Quick Study|
Mechelle Voepel of ESPNW has a nice feature on Peyton Williams, who's definitely been getting it done in Volleyball and Women's Basketball in 2017-18. We are very fortunate to have her. Peyton is a model student-athlete! (story)
|1/24/18 Worst to First, Part 3 — An Oral History of the Road to K-State WBB's 2007-08 Big 12 Championship|
Here's Part 3 of Corbin McGuire's must-see look back at the 2007-08 Big 12 championship season. It comes with a photo gallery that really takes you back. I've certainly enjoyed thinking back to the glory days of Shalee Lehning, Ashley Sweat, Danielle Zanotti, Marlies Gipson, Shalin Spani, Kimberly Dietz, Kelsey Hill, Kelsey Nelson, Carolyn McCullough, Shana Wheeler and Kari Kincaid.
|1/18/18 A Look Back: Shalee Lehning|
Here's someone who needs no introduction! WBB's career assists leader, All-American, Kansas Hall of Famer, Big 12 Triple-Double Leader, Academic All-American... on and on, is the subject of this video. For the moment, I've just linked to the video on Twitter.
|1/15/18 Kaylee Page Continues Finding Rhythm, More Points for K-State WBB in Dominant Win over No. 20 OSU|
Kaylee Page scored a team-high 20 points vs. #20 OSU on Jan. 13, helping the Cats to their 80-64 victory. Coach Kindred Wesemann informed her teammate of three years that she needed to take shots, or there would be further discussion! (K-State Sports Extra) (OSU highlights)
|1/10/18 Kayla Goth Profile|
Kayla Goth is having a tremendous impact on the Cats' success this season. Here's a look at where the team is at this point.
|1/10/18 2007-08 Season Highlights Video|
Along with the Sports Extra series looking back at the Big 12 championship season, here's their highlights video.
|1/10/18 Communication Keys Defensive Improvement for K-State WBB|
Here's a real interesting Sports Extra on the benefits of communication among team members. Win or lose, the Cats have been holding opponents under season scoring averages.
|1/08/18 Worst to First, Part 2 — An Oral History of the Road to K-State WBB's 2007-08 Big 12 Championship|
Here's Part 2 of Corbin McGuire's must-see look back at the 2007-08 Big 12 championship season. It comes with a photo gallery that really takes you back. I'm truly enjoying thinking back to the glory days of Shalee Lehning, Ashley Sweat, Danielle Zanotti, Marlies Gipson, Shalin Spani, Kimberly Dietz, Kelsey Hill, Kelsey Nelson, Carolyn McCullough, Shana Wheeler and, of course, Kari Kincaid.
A really nice aspect of this installment is a nice collection of quotes of specific memories about this epic journey. In their account of this, they recall Kamie Ethridge teaching them a new offense, which she called Cougar. It was based on a triangle. I wonder if it had similarity to Tex Winter's legendary triangle offense. Ashley Sweat's comment on the new offense was, "Cougar won us the Big 12. No one could scout it because there was no set play. It won us the Big 12 that year."
If you'd like another look back at that fine season, here's the 2007-08 version of David's K-State Women's Basketball Page.
|1/04/18 Karyla Middlebrook unfortunately must end her playing career|
Because of lingering problems after five operations on her foot and ankle, Karyla has announced a mutual agreement to become a student assistant in the K-State WBB program. Karyla was able to return to play, beginning with 13 minutes in the Chicago State game on Dec. 18. As soon as she was subbed in, she received an enthusiastic ovation from the home crowd. She played in the following three games, but did not go in vs. WVU last night. We wish her the best as for a complete recovery, when her foot and ankle don't have the additional stress from basketball activity.
|1/03/18 Worst to First, Part 1 — An Oral History of the Road to K-State WBB's 2007-08 Big 12 Championship|
As the title shows, this is the first part of Corbin McGuire's look back at the 2008 Big 12 championship, which was won on KU's court. I was fortunate to be there. This installment focuses on the WNIT semifinal game in Wyoming. (link) Also, here's a great photo gallery.
Finally, here's what I wrote on 3/28/07 about the WNIT semifinal game in Wyoming, where I predicted the awesome we had in 2007-08, and I'm sure I wasn't alone in that opinion. (Depending on what web browser you use, this link may or may not take you directly to my March 2007 write-up):
I want to begin by saying I am extremely proud of the Cats' performance, effort and character in the triple-overtime Wyoming game tonight. Ashley Sweat, who played 50 minutes, logged a career-high 31 points. What a great finish to an excellent freshman season! Shalee Lehning recorded her second triple-double, with 15 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds. This is the fifth triple-double in the history of the program, and Shalee has two of 'em. Shana Wheeler, who eventually fouled out, was 5 of 11 from the field, had 12 points and four blocked shots. Kimberly Dietz was also 5 of 11 from the field, 2 of 4 from three-point range, and both Dietz and Wheeler played huge roles in the game. Kari Kincaid made two or three three-pointers. All this came in front of a hostile crowd of 12,225, on the highest-elevation basketball court in the United States.
I just know that this team is going to have a tremendous 2007-2008 season. Do we seriously have to wait until November?
If the Big 12 conference office doesn't demand that the NCAA investigate the inept and biased officiating that occurred in Laramie tonight... well, Kevin Weiberg should be ashamed of himself. This was the most obviously biased and incompetent officiating of any basketball game I have ever known of. How about the Cats' 18 free throws awarded, vs. 52 for Wyoming? That's close to three times the free throws for Wyoming. How about repeatedly falling for the Wyoming players' taking a dive for the floor anytime a Cat got near them? John Fullilove, Michol Murray and Paula Ross should never officiate a sports contest again in their lives.
Finally... this loss would not have occurred had the game been played in Manhattan. I'm calling out the K-Staters who failed to appear at the earlier WNIT games, thereby allowing Wyoming to become the host school. If the earlier games had been sellouts (as Cat fans managed for the final NIT game), our Cats would have certainly been playing in the championship game on Saturday.
|12/24/17 Christmas videos from WBB|
Here we have Shaelyn Martin's Christmas preferences.
|12/21/17 Ranke's Quick Release Helps Make Immediate Impact on K-State WBB|
Corbin McGuire, along with many others, has noticed the lightning-fast release from Rachel Ranke on her three-point shots. His Sports Extra is a look at Rachel's past experiences and current success.
|12/18/17 Shaelyn Martin continues as WBB's Rebound Warrior|
Shaelyn's featured in today's K-State Sports Extra for her ongoing efforts and instincts in grabbing rebounds. Averaging nine per game, she had 11 in the latest game.
|12/14/17 Shaelyn Martin a rebound warrior for K-State women's basketball|
Ken Corbitt in the Topeka Capital-Journal has a nice feature on Shaelyn Martin, the team's current Rebound Warrior. She recorded 15 rebounds vs. Texas-Arlington. As of this date, the cumulative season stats (click on Individual) show her with 72 season rebounds, and an average of 9.0 per game (both commanding leads). Here's a quote from Shaelyn that I swiped from the article:
"It's almost 100 percent a mindset. I know I'm capable of doing it, so it's a matter of how much I'm willing to fight to get it. You have to have the mindset that every board is mine, and that's where I've been the past few games."
Coach Mittie commented that Shaelyn has the instinct, toughness and desire to get it done. I'd say this is one of the reasons she's been starting forever!
|12/14/17 Shaelyn Martin: Working on the Little Things|
Here's a two-minute video update.
|12/06/17 Setback Helped Set Up Goth's Successful Transition to Point Guard|
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra focuses on the great success junior Kayla Goth has had at point guard this season. Corbin reports, "She leads the Wildcats in points scored (14.9 per game), assists (6.0 per game), field goal percentage (54.2) and 3-point percentage (42.9)." Included in the Sports Extra is a link to the Penn State highlights video. (link)
|11/30/17 K-State WBB Eager for Big 12/SEC Challenge at No. 19 Missouri|
Today's K-State Sports Extra has a detailed look at recent games, progress and points of emphasis, with comments from Coach Mittie and Kayla Goth. It includes a preview of tonight's Missouri game. (link)
|11/29/17 Kayla Goth gives a status report on the team|
Reporters visited with Kayla Goth for her thoughts on how the team is doing at this point. The practices have been focused primarily on themselves this week, but she commented briefly on Missouri... apparently a team from the SEC. (video)
|11/12/17 Kaylee Page leads K-State women to season-opening victory|
Coach Mittie wants his veterans to shoot, as Lewis and Wesemann have moved on. Ken Corbitt of cjonline.com has the details on Kaylee's strong start to the 2017-18 season.
|11/12/17 Shaelyn Martin charges back into action for K-State women's basketball|
Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal has a feature on Shaelyn in the paper's online CatZone. She's been recovering from a hand injury, and was iffy for the season opener. Apparently she's ready to go, considering the impressive 7-of-8 performance at the free throw line. Shaelyn took a couple of charges in her usual fearless style. (I asked her about her awesome charges last year. She said, "Just accept that it's going to hurt!" We're very fortunate to have such a versatile, smart player, and I know she's going to have a fine senior season. She's the ultimate example of a student athlete.
|11/09/17 Laurie Koehn continues basketball as a coach|
The Nov. 9 Manhattan Mercury has a nice feature on Laurie Koehn, who needs no introduction. She has joined Kami Ethridge as an assistant coach with University of Northern Colorado WBB. Here's Laurie's roster page.
No K-State athlete ever worked harder to improve than Laurie Koehn. She will be an excellent coach. How about some videos?
|11/08/17 Early Signing Day: Savannah Simmons, Christianna Carr and Ayoka Lee!|
Here are links to tweets from K-State Women's Basketball to announce these signees:
Welcome to the neighborhood, ladies! Here's the release from KSU WBB.
- Savannah Simmons, a 5' 10" guard from Bel Air, Maryland, ave. 13.5 PPG
- Ayoka Lee, a 6' 5" center from Byron, Minnesota, ave. 24.9 PPG
- Christianna Carr, a 6' 0" guard from MHK, ave. 14.6 PPG
- Laura Macke, a 6' 1" forward from Baileyville, ave. 15.4 PPG
|11/02/17 K-State Teams Set for Exhibition Doubleheader vs. Emporia State|
Corbin McGuire's latest excellent Sports Extra previews both of our programs' new players, and the season. Be sure to have a look!
|11/01/17 Coach Mittie beats the Cats' zone defense|
Coach Carr passes through the Cats' 2-3 zone defense to Coach Mittie, under the basket, who takes a step and nails a reverse layup. (Twitter video) (HD video download)
|11/01/17 Priscilla Gary-Sweeney Reflects on Time with K-State WBB|
Corbin McGuire's latest Sports Extra is a visit with Priscilla Gary-Sweeney, who has one of the five retired WBB jerseys in the Octagon o' Doom. Be sure to read this!
|10/13/17 Fun times at the Miami Heat game|
|10/09/17 Youth-Filled K-State WBB Further Ahead Because of Offseason Opportunities|
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra looks the adjustments on the part of the entire team and staff with seven newcomers.
|10/08/17 Ashton Verhulst unofficially commits to K-State WBB|
Ashton hasn't signed the letter, but she's tweeted, so that's semi-official, right? She's in school at Bishop Miege in Shawnee Mission, and her mother, Robin, played for Duke a quarter century ago. Ashton is currently 6' 2", and will be a Cat in 2020.
|10/04/17 Media Day 2017 Video|
Click right here! Oh... wait a minute... Here's 25 minutes' worth!
|10/03/17 Broadcast Schedule for 2017-18 Finalized|
K-Staters can look forward to all home Women's Basketball games being televised, with seven on ESPN3, which is available by various means. K-StateHD.TV will carry some games exclusively, and all home games on-demand. For all the good news, look here!
|9/18/17 Tour the K-State Women's BB Facilities, 360°|
Women's Basketball has just released this video tour of our facilities, K-State highlights and Manhattan!
|9/07/17 Mittie Adds Tsybaeva to Roster for 2017-18|
So... Coach Mittie completed his set of 2017-18 newcomers with Anastasia Tsybaeva, a 6' 7" junior center. (announcement) Here's a paragraph swiped from kstatesports.com.
Tsybaeva joins an incoming quintet of freshmen for the 2017-18 season including: guards Cymone Goodrich, 5' 10" (Chicago, Illinois), Rachel Ranke, 6' 1" (Burnsville, Minnesota), Alisa Wiggins, 5' 8" (Montclair, New Jersey) and posts Mary Lakes, 6' 4" (Peoria, Illinois) and Ashley Ray, 6' 5" (Girard, Kansas) and fellow junior college transfer Kali Jones, 6' 2" (Murrieta, California).
|8/17/17 Women's BB Returns from Europe More Experienced, Ready to Play Together|
Corbin McGuire has another must-read Sports Extra covering the Cats' 12-day European tour to Italy, the Vatican, Switzerland, Austria and Slovakia. The team went 2-2, and got valuable experience in learning to play together. Individually, Kaylee Page and freshman Rachel Ranke led with 11.3 points each. Peyton Williams averaged 11.0 points and 8.8 rebounds a game. She's off to Volleyball through November.
|8/05/17 Cats Defeat All-Star Italy|
Our Cats are undefeated in Europe after a 79-47 win over All-Star Italy today. Peyton Williams got a double-double, and led with 16 points. Shaelyn Martin almost got a triple-double. Here's the full story from K-State WBB. Video: sightseeing, days 1 & 2 sightseeing and practice, day 3
|8/02/17 K-State WBB Ready to Build Connection During Europe Tour|
Corbin McGuire's Sports Extra has details and players' thoughts on the European tour that started today. Managers were loading a bus at 5 a.m., and I assume they're underway. It should be a great experience!
|7/31/17 K-State women's basketball team set to embark on European tour|
The Topeka Capital-Journal has a great preview of the Cats' 12-day European tour, which begins on August 2.
|7/26/17 Mittie Adds Wiggins to Roster for 2017-18|
Coach Mittie has announced signing Alisa Wiggins, a 5'8" guard from New Jersey. Wiggins joins freshmen guards Cymone Goodrich (Chicago, Illinois) and Rachel Ranke (Burnsville, Minnesota), along with posts Mary Lakes (Peoria, Illinois) and Ashley Ray (Girard, Kansas). The Wildcats also added junior forward Kali Jones (Murrieta, California). (1350 KMAN)
|7/26/17 Chris Carr Feels Blessed to Become K-State WBB Assistant Coach|
Corbin McGuire has filed another excellent Sports Extra on Chris Carr's promotion to assistant coach.
|7/12/17 K-State is headed to Europe|
From August 2 - 13, the Cats will visit and play in Italy, Switzerland and Austria. A tour like this is allowed by the NCAA once every four years, and it allows extra practice. (K-State release)
|7/02/17 Missy Decker-Heidrick, Jay Heidrick talk about life during and after K-State|
The Manhattan Mercury has a very good feature story on Missy and Jay, who both played for K-State in the 1990s. Missy, who now does WBB broadcasts with Brian Smoller, had the unique experience of playing for Susan Yow, Brian Agler, Jack Hartman and Deb Patterson! Jay, an attorney, played for Tom Asbury. This is very enjoyable to read, as it really takes you back to some great times. I started going to WBB in 1996, when Jack Hartman coached part of 1995-96, and remember Missy playing. Of course, I saw every home game Jay played in, too.
|6/27/17 Stone's Travel-Filled Basketball Career Laid Groundwork to Become K-State WBB Assistant Coach|
In Corbin McGuire's in-depth Sports Extra, we learn about new assistant coach Jayci Stone's journey to Manhattan .
|2/17/17 Savannah Simmons tweets commitment to K-State WBB|
Savannah @savvysimmss tweeted today, "I can't wait to be a Wildcat." She has only a verbal commitment, so fans should not make direct contact. Savannah is finishing her junior season at The John Carroll School in BelAir, Maryland.