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New Guys Step Up in Season Opener

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.