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Jackson Salutes Winter: 'The God of Basketball' - PART II

Editor's Note: With former Kansas State basketball coach Tex Winter celebrating his 92nd birthday last week, K-State Sports Extra will highlight the legendary Hall of Fame coach with a two-part feature that started on Tuesday and concludes today. 
 
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March 6, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
How widely respected is this K-State legend named Fred "Tex" Winter?
Just listen:

Personal Successes Highlight Big 12 Championship Meet

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K-State's Devin Dick competes in the heptathlon 60 meter hurdles during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center in Ames, Iowa on March 1, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 5, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State track and field traveled to Ames, Iowa, last weekend for the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships and came home with numerous individual victories. 

Winter's 'Triangle Magic' - PART I

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K-State's Ernie Barrett and Tex Winter are recognized before the game against Oklahoma as part of the Legends Weekend at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 19, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

Editor's Note: With former Kansas State basketball coach Tex Winter celebrating his 92nd birthday last week, K-State Sports Extra will highlight the legendary Hall of Fame coach with a two-part feature beginning today and concluding Thursday.

March 4, 2014
By Mark Janssen

Fred "Tex" Winter's resume is littered with fancy numbers:
- 262 Kansas State wins
- 454 overall collegiate wins at K-State, Marquette, Washington, Northwestern and Long Beach State
- 10 NBA championship rings as an assistant coach to Phil Jackson with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers

Women's Basketball Celebrates Senior Day

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K-State women's basketball seniors Ashlynn Knoll, Chantay Caron and Katya Leick. (Photo by Scott Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 3, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State women's basketball will celebrate the careers of its three seniors and team leaders at 7 p.m., tonight in Bramlage Coliseum as the Wildcats are set to host TCU in their final home competition of the season.

15 in a Row

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Mar 1, 2014; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Shane Southwell (1) blocks out Iowa State Cyclones forward Dustin Hogue (22) during the Wildcats' 80-73 win at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. (Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports)
March 2, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

With last night's 80-73 win over No. 15 Iowa State in Bramlage Coliseum, the K-State men's basketball team (20-9, 10-6 Big 12) has now won 15 consecutive home games.

Wildcats Ready to Defend Home Court

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K-State's Marcus Foster dunks the ball against TCU at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 19, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State men's basketball team (19-9, 9-6 Big 12) returns to Bramlage Coliseum tonight to face the Iowa State Cyclones (22-5, 10-5 Big 12) at 6 p.m.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - February 28

Good Morning Wildcat Nation!

It's hard to believe we are already heading into the month of March, which means our basketball, track and field and equestrian teams are gearing up for postseason action. Congratulations to both basketball teams on big road wins this week as the men knocked off Texas Tech in Lubbock and the women picked up a big Sunflower Showdown win over the Jayhawks in Lawrence. Before we dive into our regular department updates, I would like to share with you some exciting news.

President Schulz Announces Largest Private Gift in K-State History
Earlier this morning, President Schulz announced a $60 million gift from the Jack Vanier Family - the largest private donation in Kansas State's history! This historical gift will have a tremendous impact on the entire university community with $40 million benefitting students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and Salina campuses while $20 million of the gift has been designated by the family towards Phase III of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan - the North End Zone project - which we announced several weeks ago. The support of the Vanier Family is one of the most consistent factors in the modern history of K-State Athletics and this gift will have a dramatic effect on our ability to get closer to our fundraising goals and the potential beginning of Phase III construction. All K-State coaches and student-athletes join me in expressing our appreciation for Jack, Donna, Marty, John and Mary Vanier. Click here to read the full university announcement on this transformational gift.

From our dedicated fans across the country, who have packed Bramlage and created a 13 game sell-out streak at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, to local Catbacker clubs, $50 annual Ahearn Fund members and transformational gifts like the Vanier's, K-State Family members have come together like never before to provide Wildcat student-athletes a world-class experience and drive momentum towards the vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program. Thank you and let's drive on!

K-State Athletics Top Moments | February 2014

February 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

From memorable wins to big-time freshmen performances to all-around team victories, February has been an exciting month for K-State Athletics. Here are a few moments K-State Sports Extra has highlighted as February's greatest. 

Twiss Continues Working Towards Better Future

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February 27, 2014 
By Kelly McHugh

On Feb. 15, at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, K-State track and field senior Erica Twiss soared over the hurdles. With a time of 8.24 in the 60 meters, Twiss tied the K-State indoor record - a feat forever etching her name in Wildcat history.

Rovelto and Snyder Share Similar Coaching Styles

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February 26, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
To a large degree, head football coach Bill Snyder and head track and field coach Cliff Rovelto are mirror images of one another's coaching styles.