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MANHATTAN, Kan. Elite Titans Jerseys . -- Kansas State knew there would be some growing pains last season, especially after coach Bruce Weber essentially cleaned house and brought in eight newcomers.There is no such excuse this season.The Wildcats bring back the bulk of their scoring and rebounding from a team that still managed to go 17-16 and beat then-No. 1 Oklahoma, including all those freshmen and transfers who had no choice but to learn on the job. They also added a talented recruiting class to fill some critical holes.The result is a team that, at least on paper, could be the best that Weber has had since going 27-8 and earning a share of the Big 12 championship in his debut five years ago.We were probably three or four possessions away from being in the NCAA tournament (last year), Weber said, but we didnt get there. Now after a year of experience, a trip to Europe, adding a couple guys, you hope all that adds up to having success.There have been a couple of departures, of course. Big man Stephen Hurt and veteran scorer Justin Edwards graduated, Brandon Bolden retired due to an injury and Ron Freeman transferred.Meanwhile, the recruiting class that Weber lured to Manhattan may be one of his best, headlined by four-star prospect Xavier Sneed from St. Louis. The 6-foot-5 scoring machine should carve a place in the regular rotation by the season opener against Western Illinois. Fellow freshmen Cartier Diarra and James Love could also earn early playing time.D.J. (Johnson) and I need to lead the young guys and be that big help for them, said senior forward Wesley Iwundu, the top returning scorer. Were just ready to go out there and show everybody what we can do, and just kind of get to it this year.As the Wildcats get ready for the season, here are the major story lines to watch:DEANS PROGRESSDean Wade was the top prep player in Kansas before arriving at Kansas State, but it was a big jump from his tiny high school to the Big 12. The 6-10 Wade, listed at 225 pounds, spent the offseason putting on muscle, but his biggest leap may come in his confidence. Ive been working on getting my mindset right, Wade said. This year I feel like its all coming a lot easier for me.STOKES IS BACKKamau Stokes had his promising freshman season shortchanged by a knee injury that required surgery. He was averaging more than nine points through the first 21 games. We have to be careful with him, Weber said. Mentally he has to go through the fear factor. We obviously need him and we just got to be patient with him but he also has to work at it to get that knee back.EXPERIENCEStokes and Wade arent the only ones who got their first taste of Division I hoops last year. Barry Brown played nearly 26 minutes a game, while Carlbe Ervin II provided some valuable minutes in the backcourt after transferring from an Oklahoma junior college. There has been so much roster turnover at Kansas State that Iwundu could best be described as a survivor. The versatile forward has played important minutes since his freshman season, and has already appeared in 97 games for the Wildcats.POST PRESENCEWade and Johnson area somewhat undersized post players, so finding big bodies to take the place of Hurt will be important. The 6-10 Love and 6-11 redshirt freshman Isiah Maurice could need to step up despite their inexperience.SCHEDULE SITUATIONMost of the Wildcats non-conference games are winnable, including games against Washington State, Colorado State and Boston College. Their toughest test could be if they meet Maryland at the Barclays Center Classic in late November.Im very confident, Ervin said. We have more depth and right now an eight-player rotation. We got a lot of people that know what they are doing now. And experience, D.J. is really, really healthy and Wes is shooting the ball well. Everything is going well right now. Youth Titans Jerseys . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. Pink Titans Jerseys . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery.Six is often the magic number in the Indian Premier League. Chris Gayle is the IPLs six machine, bashing 38 maximums last year for Royal Challengers Bangalore as well as holding the records for the most sixes in a single season (59), the most in an innings (17) and the most since the event began in 2008 (230). If youre looking for sixes, Chris Gayle is your man... The IPL has produced plenty more interesting numbers, though. Heres the pick of them, in descending order...1.6million - The amount in pounds Delhi Daredevils paid to acquire Yuvraj Singh in the 2015 IPL auction, making him the most expensive player in the competitions history for the second year running after Royal Challengers Bangalore parted with £1.4million to sign him in 2014.3,699 - The record number of IPL runs scored by Suresh Raina in his 128 innings for Chennai Super Kings. The India batsman, who will play for newly-formed Gujarat Lions in 2016, has also notched the joint-most IPL scores over fifty (26) along with Kolkatas Gautam Gambhir; played in the most games (132); and taken the most catches (75). Suresh Raina has scored more IPL runs than any other player 733 - The highest number of runs amassed in a single IPL season, a feat achieved by Michael Hussey in 2013 for Chennai Super Kings and by Chris Gayle in 2012 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 700-run mark has only been surpassed on one other occasion, by Gayle in 2013 (708 runs).263 - The highest team score in IPL history, posted by Royal Challengers Bangalore versus the now-defunct Pune Warriors in March 2013. Gayles 175no was the highlight as the Warriors attack, including Aaron Finch, whose one over of spin went for 29 runs, were treated with disdain. Gayle and De Villiers are team-mates at Royal Challengers Bangalore 175 - Gayles knock, which featured 17 sixes, 13 fours and gave him a strike rate of 265.15, is the best-ever in the IPL, trumping the 158 Brendon McCullum hit for Kolkata Knight Riders against Bangalore during the IPLs debut season and the 133 Gayles Royal Challengers team-mate, AB de Villiers, smote against Mumbai in 2015.143 - The number of wickets taken by Lasith Malinga for Mumbai. Amit Mishra (111), a nomad who has played for Delhi, Deccan and Sunrisers, has also taken over 100 scalps, with Harbhajan Singh (110), Piyush Chawla (109), and Dwayne Bravo (105) completing the feat in 2015. Vinay Kumar (98), Dale Steyn (92) and Ravichandran Ashwin (90) will hope to follow suit in 2016. 66 - The record amount of runs Ishant Sharma conceded in an IPL innings while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Chennai in 2013. The seamer was walloped by Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay and Mike Hussey as he recorded an economy rate of 16.50 from four overs.58 - The lowest team score in the IPL, compiled by Rajasthan versus Bangalore in Cape Town in 2009. Tyron Henderson, Ravindra Jadeja and Yusuf Pathan (all 11) top scorred, as the Royals eight other batsmen made single figures and Bangalore spinner Anil Kumble took 5-5 in 3. Camo Titans Jerseys. overs. Dwayne Bravo loves a wicket in the IPL 35 - The number of hundreds scored in the IPL. Chris Gayle has drilled five of them, while Adam Gilchrist, Virender Sehwag, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Murali Vijay, David Warner and Shane Watson have thumped two apiece. McCullum blasted the first, with four being amassed in 2015, by Gayle, Watson, McCullum and De Villiers.32 - The record number of wickets Dwayne Bravo took in 2013 as Chennai Super Kings made the final. No other bowler has taken more than 30 scalps in a single IPL, though Mumbais Malinga and Rajasthans James Faulkner (both 28) came close in 2011 and 2013 respectively, while Bravo took 26 in 2015. 30 - The number of balls it took Gayle to reach three figures in his 175. Gayles century remains the fastest recorded in all cricket, though De Villiers ran him close in early 2015 when he scored a 31-ball ton for South Africa in an ODI against West Indies in Johannesburg, a game Gayle played in.15 - The number of deliveries it took Yusuf Pathan to score the quickest IPL fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014. The right-hander, who also has a 37-ball IPL hundred to his name, finished with a staggering 72 from 22 balls - after being dropped on nought! Yusuf Pathan creamed a 15-ball fifty in 2014 13 - The number of IPL hat-tricks. Spinner Amit Mishra has achieved the feat three times, for Delhi Daredevils in 2008, Deccan Chargers in 2011 and Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013. Yuvraj Singh, meanwhile, took two hat-tricks for Kings XI in 2009, against Bangalore and Deccan.10 - The amount of ducks picked up by Gambhir, Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh, though Gambhir can console himself with the fact he has also scored 26 IPL fifties! Amit Mishra and Manish Pandey - the match-winner for Kolkata in the 2014 final against Kings XI with a 50-ball 94 - have notched 10 noughts. 6 - The record number of wickets taken in an innings, by Sohail Tanvir for Rajasthan Royals in 2008. The Pakistan left-armer tore through Chennais top three, removing Parthiv Patel and Stephen Fleming for ducks, before polishing off the tail to record figures of 6-14 from four overs. Australian James Faulkner, though, is the only bowler with two five-fors.5 - The number of teams to have won the IPL. Rajasthan took the inaugural crown in 2008, with Deccan earning the spoils a year later. Chennai then claimed back-to-back crowns in 2010 and 2011, while Kolkata won in 2012 and 2014 and Mumbai Indians prevailed in 2013 as well as last year, beating Chennai on both occasions.Watch each and every match in the 2016 IPL live on Sky Sports, starting with the opener between reigning champions Mumbai and Indians and the MS Dhoni-captained Rising Pune Supergiants, from 3pm, Saturday, Sky Sports 3. Also See: IPL TV times WATCH: IPL is coming WATCH: Sky Sports at the IPL IPLs stars of the WT20 Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '