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A Special Bond: Part 1

Kaiden Schroeder sits on Ryan Mueller's shoulders at the K-State Fall Football Kickoff in August, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Mueller)

September 2, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This is the first of a two-part series on K-State defensive end Ryan Mueller and his friend, nine-year-old Kaiden Schroeder. Schroeder spent the past five years suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, however in July 2014, he was declared cancer free and is now in remission. The second story of this series will be published in the K-State Sports Extra on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2014.

On Aug. 30, Kaiden was honored during K-State's 55-16 win over Stephen F. Austin as the K-State Fan of the Game.

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It was a sunny summer day in Philadelphia, and, after taking a quick trip to run up the Museum of Art's famous "Rocky Steps," senior defensive end Ryan Muller and nine-year-old Kaiden Schroeder rushed up to their hotel room to play NCAA Football on Kaiden's X-Box.

Tuesdays in Vanier | Big 12 Play Resumes

K-State's Charles Jones scores a touchdown against UTEP at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 27, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This weekend, No. 23/22 K-State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) is back at Bill Snyder Family Stadium with a 6 p.m., matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-2, 0-1 Big 12).

Flattum Adjusts to New Level of Volleyball

September 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

One of nine newcomers to this year's K-State volleyball team, the Wildcats welcomed freshman opposite Sami Flattum this summer.

New Guys Step Up in Season Opener

K-State's Kody Cook pulls down a pass for a touchdown against Stephen F. Austin's Maurice Poullard at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 31, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State football kicked off its 2014 season with a bang yesterday evening by defeating the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, 55-16. 

K-State Gameday | Stephen F. Austin

Fireworks explode near the West Stadium Center after the game against North Dakota State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It has been exactly eight months and two days since the last time you woke up on a K-State football gameday, and though it's been a long winter, spring and summer, today, the wait is finally over - K-State football is back.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - August 29

Good Afternoon K-State Fans!

Thank goodness - football season is finally here! I apologize for the lapse since my last email, but I assure you that my failure to get a letter out has not been for a lack of trying! Just like many of you, as a new school year gets underway I have been bouncing from place to place and meeting to meeting with not much time to sit at the keyboard and concentrate long enough to type this update!

First, let's wish good luck to our volleyball team which is competing today and this weekend in Wisconsin at the Green Bay Invitational. Coach Fritz invited me over Monday afternoon to Ahearn to spend a few minutes and visit with the team before practice - which I thoroughly enjoyed! Of course, any time I make the quick run from Bramlage to the central campus I am blown away with all the new construction activity. As K-State 2025 progresses under President Schulz's incredible leadership we are seeing the record philanthropic gifts to the KSU Foundation from across the country translate into new projects now underway like important renovations at historic Memorial Stadium which include the Purple Masque Theatre, Welcome Center and a green roof, a multi-million dollar expansion of the College of Engineering's Rathbone Hall and the transformational College of Business building on Manhattan Avenue. And with another record enrollment year projected for K-State, future student housing enhancements are on the way with the construction of Wefald Hall, which is of course a fitting tribute to the long-time leadership of President-emeritus Jon Wefald and his wife Ruth Ann from 1986-2009. Earlier today I visited with KSU Foundation President Fred Cholick - did you know that under Fred and President Schulz's leadership total gifts and commitments to the KSU Foundation have grown from $75 million in FY2009 to $211 million this past fiscal year? All of us thank the more than 200,000 K-State friends and alumni world-wide who continue to invest in improvements for today's and tomorrow's students!

K-State Sports Extra Offense/Defense Preview

August 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

If you're anything like me, you woke up on Monday morning with one thing on your mind: IT'S GAMEWEEK!

K-State Volleyball Ready for 2014 Season

K-State Volleyball 2014 seniors, including (left to right) Taylor Johnson, Natali Jones, Gina Madonia, Chelsea Keating and Mary Alice O'Reilly (Photo by Scott. D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State head coach Suzie Fritz is up against something she's never been up against before - and she's loving every minute of it.

Tuesdays at Vanier

August 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Local media gathered in the Vanier Football Complex yesterday afternoon for K-State football's first press conference of the 2014 season. Head coach Bill Snyder and select players spoke with media and answered questions regarding the upcoming season.

K-State Staff Works to Provide Best Fan Experience

August 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Each and every game day at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Wildcat fans can guarantee they'll be welcomed with these words:

"Welcome to K-State."