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August 2014 Archives

New Guys Step Up in Season Opener

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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."

Spring Arrival Ready for Fall Action

August 25, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

At 17 years old, K-State volleyball freshman Kylee Zumach found herself a long way from home.

More than a Just a Job

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Former K-State lineman and current interior defensive line coach Mo Latimore is the longest tenured assistant coach in the Big 12 Conference - and second longest in the country - entering his 31st season at K-State

August 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's no secret that K-State football embraces a rich family tradition. 

Finney Provides Leadership for K-State Football

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Sep 7, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats offensive center BJ Finney (66) waits to snap the ball during first-half action against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Photo Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

August 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Ask anyone on the Wildcat football squad about B.J. Finney, and they'll each give you a similar answer.

Keating Claims Title as K-State Volleyball 'Boss'

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K-State's Chelsea Keating digs the ball against Iowa State at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on November 30, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State head coach Suzie Fritz calls Chelsea Keating "the boss."

Meet the Staff: K-State Women's Basketball

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K-State women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie and associate head coach Brian Ostermann's relationship goes back 22 years.

August 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Note: This is the second of a two-part series on the K-State women's basketball coaching staff. On Tuesday, K-State Sports Extra highlighted assistant coach Ebony Gilliam, which can be found here. Today, K-State Sports Extra highlights associate head coach Brian Ostermann and assistant coach Claire Coggins.

As mentioned in K-State Sports Extra earlier this week, if you head out to a K-State women's basketball game this season, you'll see a few new faces on the K-State bench in Bramlage Coliseum.

Meet the New Guys: Stephen Hurt

August 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Three separate years, three separate schools. 

Meet the Staff: K-State Women's Basketball

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August 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the K-State women's basketball coaching staff. Today, K-State Sports Extra will highlight assistant coach Ebony Gilliam. Don't miss Thursday's Sports Extra where Kelly McHugh will highlight women's basketball associate head coach Brian Ostermann and assistant coach Claire Coggins.

If you head out to a K-State women's basketball game this season, you'll notice a few new faces on the sidelines of Bramlage Coliseum. 

Fairfield Welcomes Change at K-State

August 18, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State volleyball freshman Devan Fairfield wanted to stay close to home, but she also wanted to continue her volleyball career while gaining an education at a top-notch university.

Pickles and Watermelon

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The Terrace level of Bill Snyder Family Stadium features the Ahearn Fund Student-Athlete Performance Table, a world-class dining facility that meets the daily dietary needs of all K-State student-athletes. (Photo by Scott D. Weaver/K-State Sports)

August 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State football's fall camp is tough - there's no denying that. 

The Wildcat Running Back Battle

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The looming question among the K-State offense: Who will replace the Wildcats' No. 2 all-time running back, John Hubert? (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports, Dec 28, 2013)

August 15, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the K-State offense this upcoming season is: who will replace long-time running back John Hubert? 

Against the Odds

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August 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It was intimidating, nerve wrecking, to say the least. 

Harris Begins New Chapter in Family Tradition

August 13, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State men's basketball freshman guard Tre Harris has been around basketball for a long time.

The Lockett Legacy

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K-State's Tyler Lockett catches a pass for a touchdown against West Virginia at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on October 26, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Tyler Lockett knows he's close to breaking his dad's career receiving yard record - he just doesn't know exactly how close.

Sassin Welcomes New Tradition with K-State

August 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State volleyball sophomore outside hitter Brooke Sassin was looking for a change and she found just that at K-State.

National Media Talk K-State Football

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K-State's head coach Bill Snyder watches the game against Louisiana at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 7, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 10, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Season after season, K-State football is underestimated. Words like 'underdog' and 'grassroots' are used year in and year out to describe the Wildcats, and it's often easy for fans to think Bill Snyder and Co. are overlooked and underrated on the nation's highest sports media platforms.

Foster Makes the Most of His Busy Summer

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August 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State men's basketball guard Marcus Foster has kept quite busy this summer. 

You Asked, They Answered | K-State Football

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K-State football players and coaches gather in Bill Snyder Family Stadium to meet with media for the 2014 K-State Football Media Day on August 6, 2014

August 8, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

There are many questions surrounding K-State football going into the 2014 season, and at K-State Football Media Day on Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to find the answers to a few questions sent in by K-State Sports Extra readers. 

Bolden, Edwards Travel Overseas

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August 7, 2014 
By Kelly McHugh

Spending the 2013-14 season sitting on the sidelines brought K-State men's basketball guard Justin Edwards and forward Brandon Bolden together. It didn't take long for the two transfers to become friends, and as the year went on you would rarely catch one without the other.

Football Season Approaches

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K-State football head coach Bill Snyder talks with media at the K-State Football Media Day on August 5, 2013.

August 6, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's almost football season, and everywhere you turn in the Vanier Football Complex, the Wildcats' upcoming season is all the buzz. 

Letter from A.D. John Currie - August 5

Good Afternoon K-State Fans!

It's great to be back in Manhattan and ready for the start of a new semester following a nice family vacation with Mary Lawrence and the kids. We drove 15 hours on Saturday to get back to MHK just in time for me to visit with our football team Sunday afternoon as the squad begins fall camp. Despite the heat, Coach Snyder and the team are hard at work preparing for the August 30 season opener. Just as they have been all summer our skilled athletic training staff is omnipresent to help ensure a safe training environment, and this August our team is able to utilize our new Ahearn Fund Performance Table for all camp meals. The support of all our fans, donors and Ahearn members is enabling K-State Athletics to take big strides toward our goal of A World-Class Student-Athlete Experience. Hats off to Chef Mike and the Sodexo team who are working hand-in-hand with K-State Athletics staff nutritionist Scott Trausch to prepare delicious and nutritious meals for our student-athletes! 

O'Reilly Looks to Finish Collegiate Career with Change

August 5, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's rare, almost unheard of, for a student-athlete to transfer prior their senior season, however Mary Alice O'Reilly did just that.

K-State Football Reports for the 2014 Season

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August 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Ask anyone - K-State football's fall camp is a grind.

Beucler Finds Perfect Fit in K-State

August 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

"Why do you want to go to K-State anyway?" 

K-State basketball freshman guard Evan Beucler had this conversation time and time again last winter with his mom, Shelli, at their home in Dallas, Texas.