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Room to Grow, K-State Opens Exhibition Play with Win

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K-State's Shaelyn Martin drives around Emporia State's Amber Vandiver at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on November 3, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It might not have been the prettiest ballgame, but last night K-State women's basketball mustered up a 54-50 win over Emporia State in its first of two exhibition games this season. 

Women's Basketball Ready to Work in 2014-15

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K-State women's basketball gathers for a team huddle at the K-State Basketball Training Facility (photo by Scott Weaver)

November 3, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Energy.  Hard work. Toughness. 

Those are just a few words players on the K-State women's basketball team used when describing what people should expect from the team on the court this season.

Britz Shines in Wildcats' Win Over Oklahoma State

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K-State's Travis Britz pressures Oklahoma State's Daxx Garman at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on November 1, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 2, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Last night in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Travis Britz was simply unstoppable.

Ultimate Wildcat Saturday in Manhattan

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The Kansas State Wildcats wait to take the field before the start of a game against the Texas Longhorns at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. (Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports)

November 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Today is a great day to be a Wildcat fan in Manhattan, Kansas! 

A busy slate ahead for K-State Athletics, the day begins with the 22nd-ranked Wildcat volleyball team taking on Texas Tech at 1 p.m., in Ahearn Field house and ends with the No. 9 K-State football kicking off at 7 p.m., against Oklahoma State in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - October 31

Dear K-State Nation:

Great things are happening across campus with an all-time record enrollment and an exciting fall season for all K-State sports. However, today's letter will be completely devoted to an important update on the future of K-State Athletics and Wildcat Football!

In just five weeks we will officially break ground on what I believe will prove to be the most significant facility transformation in our history - the new Vanier Football Complex - which will be scheduled for completion in time for the 2015 season!

If you have been on campus this fall, you have seen the very visible signs of the excitement and momentum that has grown throughout the University community. President Schulz's visionary K-State 2025 plan is becoming a reality all around us with $167.1 million in planned academic construction in FY15 now underway, highlighted by the new College of Business building, Engineering expansion, Purple Masque Theatre, the Berney Family Welcome Center at Memorial Stadium, Wefald Residence Hall, KSU Foundation building and other projects transforming our beautiful campus. I am very proud of the hand-in-hand work of our Ahearn Fund staff with our KSU Foundation colleagues who, thanks to our donors, achieved record fundraising levels again this year. Still, consistent with Coach Snyder's mantra of improving a little bit every day, we know that yesterday's records are tomorrow's expectations!

Holiday Competition Provides Fun for Student-Athletes

October 31, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State student-athletes were given the opportunity earlier this week to take their talents and skills to a whole new level. 

October 2014 Top 10 Moments

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K-State celebrates match point against Oklahoma at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on October 22, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Filled with memorable wins and exciting individual performances, October was a month to remember for K-State Athletics and Wildcat fans nation-wide. 

With that being said, here are a few moments K-State Sports Extra has highlighted as October's greatest:

Letter from A.D. John Currie - October 29

Good Afternoon K-State Nation,

The "Muscular Midwest" is flexing, and it has been a pretty incredible seven days for sports fans in Kansas!

For the 'Cats it started last Wednesday with our No. 22 volleyball team sweeping Oklahoma and then defeating West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday as Coach Fritz's squad improved to 19-3 overall and 6-2 in Big 12 play. Saturday of course also included the 23-0 football shutout of the Longhorns in front of the 10th-largest crowd in Bill Snyder Family Stadium history.

Sunday featured a thrilling and memorable milestone for K-State golf as Robert Streb ('09) celebrated his first PGA Tour win with a gutsy come-from-behind run and dramatic playoff birdie to cap a huge final round on Sunday at The McGladrey Classic in Georgia. Robert always shows his K-State pride by wearing purple on Sunday. With this win he earns a coveted two-year PGA exemption and an invitation to the 2015 Masters. We are so proud of Robert and look forward to welcoming him and his wife, Maggie, back to Manhattan this weekend for our golf reunion, and we know you will enjoy congratulating him during Saturday's football game. Click here for a video feature on Robert following his win.

The Chiefs scored a big win Sunday afternoon, the Royals and Kauffman Stadium have been the center of the baseball world this past month and last night's Game 6 blow-out has Kansas City abuzz about tonight's decisive World Series Game 7, while Sporting KC is back in the MLS Cup Playoffs Thursday night! Meanwhile as basketball season approaches K-State, KU and Wichita State are all again projected to factor into the conference and national races.

And last night, the College Football Playoff (CFP) Committee recognized K-State's performance and tough schedule by including the 'Cats in its historic first top 10 rankings. There is a lot more football to be played of course and there is no game more important than the next one. The national spotlight swings back to Manhattan Saturday for our ABC televised game against Oklahoma State which will kick off at 7 p.m. Let's be in the stands early again to show the nation our purple passion for the 'Cats!

Tuesdays in Vanier | A Look at Freshman Elijah Lee

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K-State's Elijah Lee sacks Texas' Tyrone Swoopes at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on October 25, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It wasn't long ago that K-State linebacker Elijah Lee was playing football under the bright lights on Friday nights at Blue Springs (Missouri) High School.

Taylor Continues Career with K-State

October 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Antoinette Taylor knows how to win basketball games.