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Wildcats Celebrate Seniors with Sunflower Showdown Win

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K-State's head coach Bill Snyder embraces Tyler Lockett during Senior Day before the game against Kansas at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on November 29, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It didn't take long for No. 11 K-State (9-2, 7-1 Big 12) to get the ball rolling yesterday afternoon in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, and once it did, there was no stopping the Wildcats. 

Letter from A.D. John Currie - November 29

Good afternoon K-State Nation!

Greetings from the West Stadium Center! Kick-off is just a few hours away - who could have predicted that our home finale on November 29 would have offered perhaps the best gameday weather of the season. I even snuck in one more game-morning bike ride and good-luck cup of coffee at Radina's while checking out the tallest Christmas tree in Kansas (65-foot) downtown at Blue Earth Plaza - Manhattan's newest tradition. I trust everyone enjoyed a safe and happy Thanksgiving with their families and friends.

Today's football (3 p.m., FOX Sports 1) and volleyball (8 p.m., K-StateHD.TV) contests will mark the final home appearances for two outstanding senior classes. Please be in your seats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for football senior pregame senior ceremonies and stay late in Ahearn for the volleyball recognitions which will take place after the match. I am proud of both sets of seniors who have led their squads into contention for top-three Big 12 finishes and postseason opportunities, so let's give them an extra loud home field/court advantage today!

These seniors also performed well in the classroom as both the football and volleyball teams set the standard this fall for academic achievement. Recently, the football team recorded a school-record 29 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 squad - the most by any Big 12 school since 2001, and 20 were recognized as first-team selections. In volleyball, Coach Fritz's squad has regularly been among the leaders in academic success, and a total of six student-athletes earned Academic All-Big 12 honors. K-State continues to be a national leader in the classroom, and I am so proud of all of our student-athletes for their continued hard work and success.

K-State Celebrates Senior Day

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K-State's Jonathan Truman and Ryan Mueller line up against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This afternoon, before K-State kicks off against Kansas at 3 p.m., in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, the Wildcats will celebrate the careers of their 22 seniors.

K-State Faithful Step Up for K-State Student-Athletes

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November 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
Tomorrow afternoon during K-State football's final home game of 2014, K-State Athletics will celebrate the groundbreaking of the Vanier Football Complex. Set to take place during halftime of the Wildcats' matchup against Kansas, the groundbreaking celebration will mark the first step of a dramatic change of scenery for not only K-State football but for K-State Athletics as a whole. 

Happy Thanksgiving, K-Staters!

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Oct 18, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Jake Waters (15) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Photo by: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

November 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Student-athletes celebrate Thanksgiving a little different than most. 

Tuesdays in Vanier | Lockett Legacy Continues to Grow

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K-State's Tyler Lockett runs for a touchdown against TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on November 8, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Tyler Lockett will leave K-State as one of the program's all-time finest wide receivers, and that's no secret.

Gipson's Actions Speaking Louder Than Words

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Kansas State Wildcats player Thomas Gipson (42) goes up for the opening jump ball to start the game against the Purdue Boilermakers during the 2014 EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

November 25, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Thomas Gipson has taken up a new leadership style - and it's working better than ever before.

Wildcats Take On Purdue in Maui Invitational

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K-State head coach Bruce Weber poses with Purdue head coach Matt Painter at this year's EA Sports Maui Invitational. Weber recruited and coached Painter from 1989-1993 during his 18-year stint as and assistant coach at Purdue (1980-1998).

November 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Sand, sunshine and the sea - the K-State men's basketball team (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) arrived in Maui, Hawaii, for the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Saturday afternoon and is ready for a week filled with basketball in the tropical paradise.

Zumach Continues to Make Wildcat History

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K-State's Kylee Zumach spikes the ball against TCU at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on November 22, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
After K-State volleyball's 3-0 (27-25, 25-14, 27-25) sweep over TCU last night, freshman outside hitter Kylee Zumach was all smiles.

Galvan Tops off K-State Career at NCAA Championship

November 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Last week was a particularly stressful one for K-State cross country runner Laura Galvan.