It’s early December, which means it’s far past the usual time for football coaches to start getting fired. So far, nobody in the Big 12 has gotten canned. The carousel is hardly even moving.

Editor’s note: In this season-long series, Mercury sports editor and Kansas State beat writer Ryan Black offers a trio of thoughts on the Wildcat football team’s latest game. The most recent was Saturday’s game at Baylor, which K-State lost 32-31.

It didn’t matter what the Kansas State men’s basketball team threw in front of Colorado’s McKinley Wright on Friday night. More often than not, if the ball was in the guard’s hands, its next stop was the bottom of the net.

From the outside, expectations for Kansas State’s men’s basketball team this season are low. As in, “worst in the Big 12 for the second straight year” low. That’s where the league’s coaches voted the Wildcats in the Big 12 preseason poll. That’s where you’ll find the Wildcats in virtually an…

Editor’s note: In this season-long series, Mercury sports editor and Kansas State beat writer Ryan Black offers a trio of thoughts on the Wildcat football team’s latest game. The most recent was Saturday’s game at Iowa State, which K-State lost 45-0.

AMES, Iowa — Brock Purdy waited and waited in the pocket, then took off to his left, looking for something, anything, trying to turn a potentially negative broken play into a bit of improvisational magic. Iowa State’s starting quarterback pulled a rabbit out of his hat, coming across his bod…

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At the outset of this week, Kansas State’s football program already had nine players who had entered the transfer portal since August. During his weekly press conference Tuesday, head coach Chris Klieman said he didn’t “really have a reaction to it.” He chalked it up to 2020 being 2020.

The good news for the Kansas State women’s basketball team is if it had to play a game today, it would be healthy enough to participate. The bad news is that the squad won’t play until Nov. 25, when it takes on Fort Hays State in an exhibition.