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October 2013 Archives

Muff Comes Home to Face Wildcats

October 31, 2013
By Mark Janssen 
Kevin Muff chuckles a bit, but also has a tone of seriousness when he says, "We are playing two Big 12 Conference championship teams in a four-day span. What a great opportunity." 

Edwards Seeks More at K-State

October 30, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Justin Edwards was looking for something more, something different, and K-State men's basketball program offered him just that.

Women's Basketball Shines in Season Opener

October 29, 2013 
By Kelly McHugh

The horizon is bright for K-State women's basketball.

Goehring Helps Create Wildcat History

October 28, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

When former K-State volleyball All-American Lauren Goehring (Cost) was inducted to the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame this month, it was a proud moment for the entirety of the women's volleyball program.

Wildcats Celebrate Homecoming Win

October 27, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

It was a nearly perfect way to cap off K-State's homecoming week and 150th birthday celebration - a crisp fall afternoon (59 degrees and sunny, to be exact) and a much-needed Wildcat football win.

The Season: Part Two

October 26, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

The past is the past. 

Madness in Manhattan

October 25, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Madness in Manhattan is back in action tonight at Bramlage Coliseum.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - October 24

Good Afternoon K-State Nation,

It's Homecoming week at K-State, and campus is already buzzing with activity as many of our 215,000 K-State friends and alumni from across the country return for an exciting weekend. I know Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be rocking Saturday at 2:45 p.m. with our 10th straight sellout and live national broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and that same energy will pack Ahearn Field House at 7:30 p.m. for our volleyball matchup with the Texas Longhorns which will also air live on K-StateHD.TV!  Remember it's a "Wildcat Weekend" so you can bring your football game ticket to Ahearn for a $3 admission to the volleyball game. We also will be honoring and welcoming back our 2003 Big 12 Championship volleyball squad this weekend - they will be in Cat Town before Saturday's football game and will also be recognized during both football and volleyball contests.

Earlier this afternoon I headed to campus for the K-State 150th celebration grand finale on the Anderson lawn and then to the dedication of Mary and Carl Ice Hall in the K-State research park. Click here to read more about Mary and Carl and this important addition to our College of Human Ecology. Also, 27 K-State student-athletes are currently pursuing degrees in this college, and many more will do coursework in Human Ecology during their time in Manhattan.

K-State's "All-Sesquicentennial" Team - Part 2

October 24, 2013
By Mark Janssen 
This weekend Kansas State University celebrates its 150th birthday/anniversary, or its sesquicentennial. 

Basketball Season is in the Air

October 23, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Basketball season is right around the corner, and yesterday at the Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., you could fell the upcoming season in the air.

K-State's 'All Sesquicentennial' Team - Part 1

October 22, 2013
By Mark Janssen

We're among friends here, so let's be honest just for a second.

Worth the Wait

October 21, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Katya Leick might just be more excited for basketball season than anyone you meet.

The Voice of K-State Student-Athletes

October 20, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

In order to provide a world-class student-athlete experience, first you've got to know what student-athletes want.

Through the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the voices of K-State's 438 student-athletes never go unheard.

Halfway There

October 19, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

K-State football has hit the season's halfway mark, and perhaps this bye week couldn't have come at a more perfect time.

Niedermayerova Definition of Student-Athlete

October 18, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Where K-State tennis senior Petra Niedermayerova has found success on the tennis courts, she has found equal success in the classroom.

Snyder a Success Because...

October 17, 2013
By Mark Janssen

Bill Snyder is the best. That's agreed upon.

2013-14 Men's Basketball | Brandon Bolden

October 16, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Adding some much anticipated height to the Wildcat men's basketball team, 6-foot-11 sophomore forward Brandon Bolden is glad to be in Manhattan.

Lambert Named New Leader at Colbert Hills

October 15, 2013
By Mark Janssen

The Colbert Hills Golf Course is in its 13th year and according to Jim Colbert, "We need to re-identify ourselves and find our niche in the market place."

Q&A With K-State Football Captain B.J. Finney

October 14, 2013
By Kelly McHugh
K-State Sports Extra will highlight a K-State student-athlete each month through the new monthly Q&A Sports Extra special. This month, fans helped choose K-State football junior offensive lineman B.J. Finney.
Do you have a student athlete you'd love to get to know? Email Sports Extra's Kelly McHugh and help choose next month's interviewee!

Mueller Steps Up

October 13, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

It doesn't matter the game, junior defensive end Ryan Mueller will always go at it giving it his all.

Your K-State Game Day Itinerary

October 12, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

It's been almost a month since K-State has played in Bill Snyder Family Stadium in front of 50,000-plus passionate fans, and today, they're back.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - October 11

Good Afternoon K-State Nation,

It's been a busy few weeks since I last wrote, and we have a big weekend on tap! Before we head into our updates from around the department, I want to share some important information about our 2014 football schedule.

Last week, UT-San Antonio formally notified us that it intended to cancel the game scheduled in Manhattan on September 27, 2014. Although the contract will require UTSA to pay a cancellation fee of $500,000 (which will be offset if we elect to cancel the return game to UTSA in 2015), the more significant issue, given this late date, is the scarcity of available opponents for our third non-conference game in 2014.

Football scheduling is a complex affair. Generally all institutions want the same thing -- home games. Over the last 10 years the number of teams willing to travel without requiring a return game to their stadium has plummeted. We were glad to get the original UTSA deal done in March 2010 because it provided us two FBS games in MHK and one game in San Antonio.

Hall of Fame Inductees Prepare for Exciting Weekend Ahead

October 11, 2013
By Kelly McHugh
The Class of 2013 K-State Athletics Hall of Fame inductees are in Manhattan and ready for a busy weekend ahead of them.

DeWitz: 'Hustling Heart' of the Wildcats

October 10, 2013
By Mark Janssen 
It's been 55 years, but the voice of Roy DeWitz today still cracks with emotion when he recalls, "A writer called me the 'hustling heart' of the Kansas State Wildcats." 

2013-14 Women's Basketball | Jessica Sheble

October 9, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Freshman forward Jessica Sheble is no stranger to the K-State women's basketball program.

Baker was a Star in All Sports

October 8, 3013
By Mark Janssen 
When it comes to Hall of Fame status, "contributor" normally is defined by dollars and cents. 

Picture Yourself a Leader

*Photos courtesy of Growing Leaders, you can click here for more information about the Growing Leaders organization.

October 7, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Go ahead, picture yourself a leader.

Wildcat Weekend Recap

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October 6, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Lockett and Barnett Head Home

October 5, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

They met on a football field in Tulsa, Okla., in the fifth grade.

Volleyball Focuses on Improvement First

October 4, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

K-State volleyball has hit a turning point.

K-State Loses a Legend in Lawrence

October 4, 2013
By Mark Janssen 
It was a late-August day in 1968 when I was introduced to my first genuine friendly face and smile as a student at Kansas State University. 

More to Gramatica Than Making Kicks

9290914.jpegOctober 3, 2013
By Mark Janssen 
Martin Gramatica toyed with the idea of taking his craft of kicking soccer balls back to his native country of Argentina, but didn't. 

Thomas Finds New Family Feeling at K-State

October 2, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

When people describe K-State, the word "family" is probably used more often than any other word.