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September 2013 Archives

K-State Athletics Top Moments | September 2013

September 30, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

The past month has been an exciting one for K-State Athletics. Here are a few moments to highlight the beginning of the Wildcats' 2013-14 seasons.

A New Home for K-State Rowing

September 29, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

A Path of His Own

September 28, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

When Tyler Lockett decided to play football at K-State, his dad said he wanted just one thing for his son - he wanted him to create his own footsteps as a Wildcat.

Norris Coaches Home Tournament One Last Time

September 27, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

From his first season at K-State to his last, Tim Norris' mantra for coaching the K-State men's golf team has always remained the same.

50 Years Ago: Birth of the 'Ahearn Fund'

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*Editor's Note: This week "Sports Extra" has given you an inside look at one of the most pivotal areas of Kansas State's athletic department ... the Ahearn Fund. Tuesday, we discussed with Ernie Barrett how the fundraising tool was born, and today the visit turns to Chad Weiberg, who serves as senior associate athletics director and leader of the Ahearn Fund.

September 26, 2013
By Mark Janssen

Importance of the Ahearn Fund:  It provides K-State Athletics with a competitive advantage. It's the school's unrestricted fund that pays for all student-athlete scholarships, plus the above and beyond that allows the department to address the department's greatest needs.

2013-14 Women's Basketball | Leti Romero

September 25, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

The average February temperature in Las Palmas, Spain, is 58 degrees and, historically, the city has never received any snow.

50 Years Ago: Birth of the 'Ahearn Fund'

9260676.jpeg*Editor's Note: Today and Thursday, "Sports Extra" will be giving you an inside look to one of the most pivotal areas of Kansas State's athletic department ... the Ahearn Fund. Today, we discuss with Ernie Barrett on how the fund raising tool was born 50 years ago, and Thursday the visit will turn to Chad Weiberg, who serves as senior associate athletics director, and leads the Ahearn Fund.

September 24, 2013
By Mark Janssen

Happy Birthday to the Ahearn Fund.

Misenhelter Seeks Revenge on Colbert Hills

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September 23, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Two years ago, during her sophomore season at K-State, Gianna Misenhelter shot 2-over par at Colbert Hills Golf Course and wound up placing second by only one shot in the 2011 Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.

Wildcat Weekend Recap

September 22, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Saturday was a busy day. 

A New Year, New Challenge

September 21, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

The Webster Dictionary definition of "tradition" is: A way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family society, etc., for a long time.

K-State Tennis Opens fall season with K-State Invitational

September 20, 2013
By Kelly McHugh 

K-State head women's tennis coach Steve Bietau has been waiting a long time.

Dickey Almost Never Played at K-State

September 19, 2013
By Mark Janssen

It's a bit spooky to think that it was 45 years ago this weekend that Lynn Dickey debuted as quarterback of the Kansas State Wildcats during the 1968 season.

Karapetyan Looks Forward to Career at K-State

September 18, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Freshman forward Jack Karapetyan's goal as he looks forward to a basketball career at K-State is simple: he wants to be the best.

Romstad Helped with Foundation of Women's Basketball Tradition

Editor's Note: Tickets are now on sale for the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for Oct. 11 at the K-State Alumni Center.  The cost for tickets is $75. To order tickets, go to www.found.ksu.edu/rsvp/hof.  The class will include Roy DeWitz, Yana Dorodnova, Lauren Goehring, Steve Henson, Jaime Mendez, Tammie Romstad, Austra Skujyte, Bebe Lee, Dr. Richard Baker and Jack and Joann Goldstein.
September 17, 2013
By Mark Janssen 
Tammie Romstad's kids knew she played a little basketball at Kansas State back in her day, but it wasn't until four years ago that they fully realized she was something pretty special. 

Equestrian Ready to Start Season Strong

September 16, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

With its season just around the corner, the No. 5 K-State equestrian team has one common goal for its opening competitions - start the season stronger than ever before.

A Night of Firsts for K-State Football

September 15, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

From senior Robert Rose's first career touchdown to senior Kip Daily's first interception, last night's 37-7 win over the University of Massachusetts was a night of firsts for quite a few on the K-State football roster.

Cantele Ready for Road Ahead

September 14, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

What do you think is more intimidating, the silence looming overhead as you stare down an eight-foot putt or the pressure of hitting a field goal in front of 50,000-plus fans screaming for you to succeed?

K-StateHD.TV to Air Game vs. UMass

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By Kelly McHugh

Tomorrow evening's K-State football game against the University of Massachusetts will be aired exclusively on K-StateHD.TV to viewers across the globe.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - September 12

Good Afternoon K-State Nation,

While our student-athletes and coaches are hard at work in class and in practice, I've spent most of the last 24 hours in meetings! Early yesterday morning I utilized our handy American Eagle jet service from MHK to zip down to DFW for an excellent all-day Big 12 AD's meeting before returning on the tail end of the much-needed rainstorm last night.

Today I have attended the KSU Foundation meeting - under foundation president Fred Cholick and current chair Curt Frasier's leadership, the KSU Foundation has made tremendous progress to develop more funding for scholarships, programs and facilities in support of President Schulz's visionary K-State 2025 goals.

Congratulations are in order to Coach Suzie Fritz and our volleyball team on an undefeated 7-0 start to the season following Tuesday night's win over Tulsa in Ahearn Field House. My daughter and I were among the 2,523 folks enjoying the atmosphere inside Ahearn - great enthusiasm from our students, cheerleaders, Classy Cats, band and, of course, our loyal fans. After road trips to California, Arkansas and Missouri, the team will return home September 24 to face the Italian u23 National team, and we encourage you to be there.

Gramatica Kicks Way Into Hall of Fame

August 12, 2013
By Mark Janssen

It was 15 years ago on this date ... Sept. 12, 1998 ... that Martin Gramatica toed his way into the Kansas State and NCAA record book.

2013-14 Women's Basketball | Kindred Wesemann

September 11, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Growing up in Pleasant Hill, Mo., K-State women's basketball freshman Kindred Wesemann had the opportunity to fall in love with K-State at an early age.

This Week in K-State Athletics | Sports Extra Update

September 10, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

From K-State football's 48-27 win over Louisiana Lafayette, to the volleyball team taking first place in the K-State Invitational, to tennis celebrating the opening of the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium and the cross country women bringing home first place in the J.K. Gold Classic, it was a very exciting weekend for K-State Athletics.

K-State Volleyball Remains Perfect in 2013

September 9, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

In a heated Ahearn Field House, K-State volleyball recorded three sweeps in a row to win the K-State Invitational this past weekend.

Milestone Moments

September 8, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

There were moments in K-State's 48-27 football win over Louisiana last night that will forever go down in Wildcat history.

One Day at a Time

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September 7, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Win or lose the week before, Bill Snyder said his blueprint for the K-State football team has always remained the same.

K-State women runners ready to shine

September 6, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

The women of K-State Cross Country have been working hard all summer, and now it's their time to shine.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - September 5

Good Afternoon K-State Nation,
Let's start off today's letter with K-State volleyball as Coach Fritz and the 'Cats opened the season last weekend by capturing the UNLV Invitational with three straight 3-2 wins over Portland, Cal State Fullerton and the host Runnin' Rebels! Senior Kaitlynn Pelger was named Tournament MVP and Taylor Johnson and Kersten Kober were named to the All-Tournament Team. We start a home-stand tomorrow as the 3-0 Cats host the K-State Invitational in Ahearn Field House with matches against Southeast Missouri State (Friday at 12 p.m.), Southern Illinois (Friday at 7:30 p.m.) and Siena (Saturday at 1 p.m.). Come on out and support the Cats! You can also watch the games live on K-StateHD.TV and listen online at k-statesports.com.

We would like to send a special thanks to the several thousand fans who braved the midday sun to attend last Friday's West Stadium Center dedication and then of course the 53,351 fans who attended Friday night's season opener at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and helped set a record for a home opener (and the second-largest crowd in school history!). The early reviews of the WSC have been overwhelmingly positive, and I very much appreciate the many compliments our staff and the construction team have been getting from fans throughout Wildcatland. Given that we opened the largest construction project in the history of the university exactly one week after taking possession from the contractors with a record crowd and very hot conditions, I thought everything went as smoothly as could be expected - our staff worked hard to prepare - and - our fans were patient! It has been wonderful to see fans pose for pictures before, during and after the game and then throughout this week with the new statue of Coach Snyder, many also taking the time to read the inscriptions on the 3,000 individual donor bricks.

Snyder True to His Own

September 5, 2013
By Mark Janssen

Del Miller laughs as he tells the story on accepting the position of offensive coordinator at Kansas State as head coach Bill Snyder's first assistant prior to the 1989 season. 

One year later, Iwundu enjoys life as a Wildcat

September 4, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

One year ago this week, Wesley Iwundu made his first visit to K-State.

Crenshaw Defies Odds to Reach NFL

September 3, 2013
By Mark Janssen

Willis Crenshaw is the first to admit that he is the exception to the rule, and he wants young people to understand that.

Unfinished Business

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September 2, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Ross Kivett sat in an empty Tointon Family Stadium and glanced around.

The 2013 Big 12 Player of the Year was dressed head-to-toe in K-State apparel, and after a busy summer playing baseball with the Cape Cod League, he had just began fall semester classes of his senior year.

Family Tradition Displayed through Snyder Statue

Hall of Famer Ohlde Comes Home

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October 1, 2013
By Mark Janssen 
Nicole Ohlde has gone out and viewed the world, and now it's time to come home.