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Sproles, Newman Reminisce on Wildcat Past

Cincinnati Bengals' cornerback and former K-State standout Terence Newman takes a selfie with K-State's athletic director John Currie, K-State president Kirk Schulz, and Philadelphia Eagles' running back and former K-State standout Darren Sproles before the Purple and White Spring Game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 26, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh 

With the announcement of the new Vanier Football Complex and the North End Zone Project during K-State's spring game on Saturday afternoon, Wildcat fans had the opportunity to look forward into the future of K-State football. 

Spring Football at its Finest

K-State's Jake Waters helps Kaiden Schroeder, 8 years old, run for a touchdown during the Purple and White Spring Game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 26, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Yesterday afternoon, football was back in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. 

Letter from A.D. John Currie - April 26

Wildcat Nation,

Thanks to your commitment to K-State, we have taken incredible steps towards our vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program and our goal of providing a World-Class Student-Athlete Experience including completing about $125 million in athletic facility upgrades benefitting all 16 of our sports over the last 24 months.

Every member of the K-State Nation should feel the pride of these improvements and the fact that they have been achieved in a fiscally responsible manner. But we still have work left to do.

You have heard me say before that my two favorite of Coach Snyder's 16 goals are #3 - UNITY and #12 - NO SELF LIMITATIONS. Look what the K-State Nation has accomplished over the past several years by indeed being committed to these principles!

Coach Snyder and his staff have done an extraordinary job of rebuilding our football program over the past five years. Our fans have stepped up too, with the best attendance in our history, highlighted by a current streak of 13 consecutive sell-outs at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. However, we all know that in any competitive environment you are either getting better or getting worse. There really is no standing still and treading water. We have to capture the momentum you have helped create and continue to strengthen the foundation of our program. Phase III of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan - a new Vanier Football Complex and North Stadium expansion - is our next major priority, and earlier at today's annual spring football game we announced details in regards to the project. Click here for full project details which include renderings and videos of the project.

Back in the Bill

April 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's been a long winter, but after nearly four months of slumber, the gates of Bill Snyder Family Stadium will finally reopen and the stadium will come alive again for the annual Purple vs. White Spring Game this afternoon at 1:10 p.m.

Part II: Randall Makes The Show

April 25, 2014
By Mark Janssen

It was on Tuesday that K-State Sports Extra introduced you to Bobby Randall out of small-town Gove, Kan., who arrived at Kansas State on a partial basketball, partial baseball scholarship in the mid-1960s.

Wildcats Set for Conference Tournaments

K-State's Daniel Wood chips to the green during the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate at Colbert Hills Golf Club in Manhattan, Kansas on October 1, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Three K-State teams will head to Texas this week for its respective Big 12 Conference championships with women's tennis traveling to Fort Worth, men's golf traveling to Trinity and women's golf traveling to Austin.

An Exciting Evening for K-State Baseball

K-State baseball stands at attention with its partner unit from Fort Riley, Kan., the 2-16 Infantry Regiment, before its game against CSU Bakersfield on April 22. (Photos by Kelly McHugh)

April 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

With warm weather and sunny skies, last night was a beautiful night for baseball in Tointon Family Stadium. 

Part I: Randall Born to be a Wildcat

April 22, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
Bobby Randall laughs when he says that the only time he was a big man on campus might have been when at the little community of Gove. 

McGruder Enjoys Life Overseas

K-State's Rodney McGruder dunks against TCU at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on March 5, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Former Wildcat men's basketball star Rodney McGruder (2009-13) is enjoying life, and basketball, in Hungary.

Currie Receives Military Award for Ft. Riley Partnership

K-State director of Military Affairs Art DeGroat, K-State president Dr. Kirk Schulz, 1st Infantry Division Major General Paul Funk, K-State Human Ecology's Dr. Briana Nelson-Goff, Director of McCain Auditorium Todd Holmberg, K-State associate professor Daryl Youngman and K-State athletics director John Currie pose for a photo after receiving the Department of the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award.

April 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Growing up, K-State Athletics Director John Currie idolized his grandfather.