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Talley to Represent K-State at NCAA Regionals

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K-State's Madison Talley watches her tee shot during the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence, Kansas on September 9, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 6, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Madison Talley may be young, but that hasn't stopped her from performing at a high level on the golf course this season. 

Leadership Academy Successful in First Year

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Team Purple, made up of Clayton Dalrymple, Kindred Wesemann, Dani Winterd, Madison Talley and Palma Juhasz, pose for a photo after winning the Student-Athlete Leadership Academy Minute to Win it Challenge.

May 5, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State Athletics Student-Athlete Leadership Academy wrapped up its first year of existence last week with an evening filled with fun and games. 

Thrilling Sixth Inning Secures Victory for Cats

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K-State's Tyler Moore celebrates his home run with third base coach Andy Sawyers against Arkansas State at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on May 3, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 4, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State baseball team handed it to Arkansas State yesterday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium as the Wildcats defeated the Red Wolves, 12-6, in the rubber match of the three-game series. 

Career Cats Presents Unique Opportunity for Student-Athletes

May 3, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State student-athletes traded in their cleats, sneakers and uniforms for dress shoes, suits and ties earlier this week as they gathered for the annual Career Cat Luncheon.

Lockett Hears Name Called in Third Round

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May 2, 2015

Tyler Lockett received a very special phone call yesterday evening.

Bat Cats Happy to be Home

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K-State's Danny Krause, Max Brown and Clayton Dalrymple wait through a pitching change against Wichita State at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 14, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 1, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

It's been a long and crazy week, but the Wildcat baseball team (21-23, 7-11 Big 12) is glad to be back in the Little Apple. 

Continuing a stretch of six straight non-conference games that began earlier this week at Minnesota, the Wildcats will return home to Tointon Family Stadium tonight with the first of a three-game series against Arkansas State (18-24, 7-16 Sun Belt) at 6:30 p.m.

K-State Sports Extra | Top Moments April 2015

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K-State's Shane Conlon and Danny Krause celebrate after beating TCU at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 10, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 30, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

From record-breaking individual victories to stellar team performances to big announcements, the month of April was an exciting one for Wildcat fans. As we look back over the past 30 days, here are a few moments K-State Sports Extra has highlighted as April's greatest:

K-State, Fort Riley Partnerships Continue Growth

April 29, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The Ahearn Fund Student-Athlete Performance Table was filled earlier this month with camouflage as K-State Athletics and its partnership units from Fort Riley came together to spend an afternoon collaborating ideas.

A Long Road to Success | Tyler Lockett's Story

April 28, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Tyler Lockett almost didn't finish his Wildcat career. He almost threw in the towel. He almost went back home to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Men's Golf Faces Tough Competition at Big 12 Championship

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April 27, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

After spending yesterday practicing and preparing at the championship course, the Wildcat men's golf team is focused and ready to go in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 2015 Big 12 Men's Golf Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.

Former Wildcat Greats Glad to be Back

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K-State's head coach Bill Snyder greets honorary captains Clarence Scott and Larry Brown before the Spring Game at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas on April 25, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 26, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Before K-State football played its annual Purple/White Spring Game in Kansas City's Sporting Park yesterday, two former Wildcats stood on the sidelines reminiscing. 

Volleyball Concludes Spring Slate at Nebraska

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K-State celebrates after winning the third set against West Virginia at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on November 29, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 24, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The Wildcat volleyball team has come a long way this spring. From working on individual techniques to building team chemistry to scrimmaging other universities, though it has been a busy time, it has been a productive time. 

Women's Basketball to Face Marquee Opponent

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April 23, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

When Jeff Mittie took over as the K-State women's basketball head coach last year, one of his goals was to add some excitement to his team's non-conference schedule. 

Klein Overcomes Odds to Get Back in the Game

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April 22, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Just eight short months ago, Kyle Klein couldn't walk. The senior wide receiver for the Wildcat football team suffered a protruding disc, and surgery left him bedridden for an entire month.

Rowing Continues to Improve in 2015

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The Wildcat rowing squad's 1V8 team huddles together after winning gold at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championship Regatta in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
April 21, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The Wildcat rowing team has continued to get faster this season, and they're not slowing down any time soon.

Baseball Drops Series to No. 19 Texas Tech

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K-State's Shane Conlon bats against Texas Tech at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 19, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 20, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Things just never fell K-State's way yesterday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium. The wind howled and the rain poured, and, despite keeping it close, the Wildcats (18-20, 5-10 Big 12) fell, 4-1, to No. 19 Texas Tech (25-15, 9-6 Big 12) in the rubber match of the three-game series. 

Wildcat Weekend Continues Today

April 19, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

This weekend has been a busy one for K-State Athletics. Starting with the Wildcat baseball team hosting a three-game series against Texas Tech, the Wildcat track and field squad competing in the KU Relays, the equestrian team at the NCEA Championships, a pair of golf tournaments and two tennis matches, there has been plenty of action for the Cats.

Get Busy Livin'

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Dylan Meier, Fall 2006. Photo courtesy of K-State Athletics

April 18, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

When former K-State football tight end Shad Meier (1997-2000) hits the road to run today, his heart will be filled with emotion.

Wolfe's Confidence Continues to Grow

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K-State's Tyler Wolfe fields a throw to second base against TCU at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 11, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 17, 2105
By Kelly McHugh

Before the 2015 K-State baseball season started back in February, the K-State roster - both players and coaches - took notice of newcomer Tyler Wolfe.

Adkins Keeps Focus Heading into NCEAs

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April 16, 2015 
By Kelly McHugh 

When Henley Adkins gets on her horse and into the arena, she's all business.

Barnett Eager to Improve, Lead

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K-State's Dante Barnett intercepts a pass against Kansas at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas on November 30, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 15, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

When he looks back at the 2014 season, Dante Barnett has a few regrets. 

Q&A With Madison Talley and Katherine Gravel-Coursol

April 14, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Each month, K-State Sports Extra highlights a new student-athlete through the K-State Sports Extra Q&A. This month, we switched things up to feature two student-athletes: Madison Talley and Katherine Gravel-Coursol.

Wildcats Host Special Olympics Clinic

April 13, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

When Brad Havenstein woke up yesterday morning, he had one thing on his mind: getting on the mound at Tointon Family Stadium to deliver the first pitch before K-State took on TCU.

Wildcat Quarterbacks Continue Working For No. 1 Spot

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Sep 27, 2014; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Joe Hubener (8) is congratulated by teammates following a touchdown in a 58-28 win against the UTEP Miners at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

April 12, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

With the departure of two-year starting quarterback Jake Waters, the Wildcat football team is now on the lookout for a new signal caller to fill his shoes.

Volleyball Takes the Court in KC

April 11, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The Wildcat volleyball team is back in action today as it heads to Kansas City to host the K-State Spring Invitational at UMKC's Swinney Rec Center. With scrimmages set to begin at 10 a.m., and last throughout the afternoon, the Wildcats are ready for a day filled with volleyball.

Baseball Takes on a Tough Foe in TCU

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K-State's Colton Kalmus pitches against West Virginia at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 2, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 10, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The Kansas State baseball team (14-17, 2-7 Big 12) returns home this weekend to take on the toughest competition in the Big 12 - the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs (25-6, 6-3 Big 12).

Fritz Impressed by Military Leadership

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K-State's head coach Suzie Fritz directs the Wildcats against Italian U-23 at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on September 24, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 9, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State volleyball head coach Suzie Fritz had the opportunity of a lifetime last week.

A Look Inside K-State Football's Spring Practice

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K-State's head coach Bill Snyder directs the Wildcats against UCLA during the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on January 2, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 8, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State is four sessions into its spring football practice, and though Wildcat head coach Bill Snyder said he has seen some good things from this year's squad, there have been inconsistencies as well. 

K-State Prepares One Wildcat Couple for Success

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Megan and BJ Kissel hold their first child, Carter William Kissel IV on Feb. 7, 2015. Published first with a Tweet by BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter): "#ChiefsKingdom has a new addition. He just came a little earlier than expected. Mom & son are great, healthy." Photo courtesy of the Kissel family.

April 7, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

If you ask BJ and Megan Kissel about their days at K-State, you'll get nothing but positive responses about their alma mater.

Women's Golf Improves Heading into Final Stretch

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K-State's Connie Jaffrey watches her tee shot during the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence, Kansas on September 8, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 6, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

It's halfway through the K-State women's golf spring season, and the team has continued to get better and better.

Thomson Proven Durable When Tested

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April 3, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

It takes a lot to come back from a season-ending injury, but to come back from two season-ending injuries? That takes not only patience and a lot of hard work, but it also takes heart. 

Maxwell Receives Big 12 Coach of the Year Honors

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K-State's head coach Casie Maxwell watches the Reining competition against South Carolina at Timbercreek Stables in Manhattan, Kansas on September 19, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 1, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State equestrian head coach Casie Maxwell has had her plate full this year, there's no doubt about that. 

Along with guiding the Cats to an impressive performance at the Big 12 Championship last weekend, the coach has had something else on her mind - she's in her third trimester, nearing the end of her pregnancy and expects to deliver Baby Maxwell any day now. 

Top 10 Moments of March 2015

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K-State's Haley Texada celebrates after the game against West Virginia at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on March 3, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 31, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The month of March was a month filled with exciting team wins and numerous individual achievements for the Wildcats. It marked a month to remember for K-State fans nation-wide.

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

Catching Up with Tyler Lockett

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K-State's Tyler Lockett scores a touchdown against Kansas at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on November 29, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 30, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

After his historic career at Kansas State, Tyler Lockett has been enjoying his football-focused life as he prepares for the upcoming NFL Draft. 

Lockett Receives Fourth Annual Jet Award

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March 28, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Being on special teams is tough. It takes a person who is willing to do what others' aren't always willing to do - a person who wants to make a difference.

K-State Athletics Celebrates Vanier Complex Topping Out

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Mortenson Construction workers raise the final beams during a topping out ceremony for the Vanier Football Complex at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on March 26, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 27, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Yesterday marked an exciting day for K-State Athletics. 

Pose by Pose, Wildcats Embrace Yoga

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K-State's Shane Conlon fields a throw to first base against Kansas at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 4, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 25, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Yoga for athletes - while it might be a somewhat new revolution in the sports realm, the benefits are anything but ordinary.

Q&A With K-State Track and Field's Akela Jones

March 24, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Each month, K-State Sports Extra highlights a student-athlete through the monthly Q&A special. This month's featured athlete is Wildcat track and field junior Akela Jones of St. Michaels, Barbados. 

Women's Basketball Season Comes to an End

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K-State's Haley Texada competes for a loose ball against Missouri's Jordan Frericks during the Women's NIT at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on March 22, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 23, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The Wildcat women's basketball season came to an end yesterday in Bramlage Coliseum as Kansas State (19-14) fell, 67-48, to the Missouri Tigers (19-13) in the second round of the 2015 Postseason WNIT.

St. Hill Makes Most of Senior Season

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K-State's Amina St. Hill returns service against UNI at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on January 17, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 22, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Amina St. Hill might be the lone senior on the Wildcat tennis team, but she doesn't mind. 

Baseball Begins Big 12 Season

March 21, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Spring is here and that means the Big 12 baseball season has arrived as well.

Texada Leads Wildcats to WNIT Victory

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K-State's Haley Texada lays up a shot against Akron during the Women's NIT at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on March 19, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 20, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

From the game's opening tip to closing whistle, K-State women's basketball showed up ready to play last night in Bramlage Coliseum as it took down the Akron Zips, 86-68, in the first round of the 2015 Postseason WNIT. 

Women's Basketball Hosts WNIT

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K-State's Haley Texada celebrates after the game against West Virginia at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on March 3, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 19, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State women's basketball team (18-13, 7-11 Big 12) continues its 2014-15 season tonight in Bramlage Coliseum as it is set to host the Akron Zips (22-8, 12-6 MAC) in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament. 

Jones Overcomes Tight Schedule at NCAA Championship

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March 18, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Wildcat junior Akela Jones kept busy at the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, last weekend.

Mitchell Shatters Wildcat Record with Exciting NCAA Finish

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K-State's A'Kelya Mitchell competes in the women's 60 meter dash during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center in Ames, Iowa on February 28, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 17, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Last Friday evening, after Wildcat track and field freshman sprinter A'Keyla Mitchell ran the NCAA Championship's 200-meter preliminarily race, she decided to hang out and watch the other heats in her event compete.

Rowing Enters 2015 Season with Confidence

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K-State's 1V8 competes during the Jayhawk Jamboree in Lawrence, Kansas on October 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 16, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State rowing team is walking with a little extra confidence in its step - and rightly so.

Tennis Continues Big 12 Play

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K-State's Palma Juhasz returns service against UNI at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on January 17, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 15, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Women's tennis in the Big 12 is no walk in the park.

Baseball Continues Home Stand

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Team mobs Danny Krause following walk-off hit in Surprise, Arizona in February 2015

March 13, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State baseball team (8-8) will continue an eight-game home stand as the Bat Cats are set to host Missouri State (9-4) in a three-game series beginning with a 6:30 p.m., contest this evening at Tointon Family Stadium.

Wildcats Shut Out Bears in Friday Night Win

March 14, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The ballpark lights shown bright last night at Tointon Family Stadium as the K-State baseball team (9-8) shut out Missouri State (9-5), 4-0, in the first game of its final home series before hitting the road for Big 12 Conference play.

Wildcats Fall to TCU in Big 12 Championship

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K-State's Wesley Iwundu lays up a shot against TCU during the Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 11, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 12, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Despite a comeback effort, No. 8-seed Kansas State (15-17, 8-10 Big 12) fell, 67-65, to the No. 9-seed TCU Horned Frogs (18-14, 5-14 Big 12) in the first round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Men's Basketball Begins Big 12 Championship Play

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Thomas Gipson grabs a rebound. Photo credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

March 11, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The No. 8-seed K-State men's basketball team (15-16, 8-10 Big 12) is in Kansas City ready to take on No. 9-seed TCU (17-14, 4-14 Big 12) in the first round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship this evening at 6 p.m., in Sprint Center.

Scott's Wildcat Career Paves Way for Future | Part II

March 10, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

This is the second of a two-part series on former Wildcat football great, Clarence Scott. To read yesterday's K-State Sports Extra, Scott Finds Home at k-State | Part I, please click here

In 1971, NFL Draft Day was nothing like it is today.

Scott Finds Home at K-State | Part I

March 8, 2015
By Kelly McHugh
 
Clarence Scott may not have known what he was getting himself into when he arrived at K-State as a wide-eyed kid in the summer of 1967, but what he did know was that an opportunity for greatness was his for the taking.

Wildcat Weekend Update

March 8, 2015
 
Season Highs in Hits, Runs Fuel Cats to 17-5 Win
 
Paced by a career-high five RBI from Tyler Moore and season highs in hits and runs by the entire Wildcat offense, the K-State baseball team defeated Santa Clara, 17-5, yesterday afternoon in game two of the three-game series at Tointon Family Stadium.

Iwundu Keeps Focus Heading into Texas Matchup

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Feb 28, 2015; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard/forward Wesley Iwundu (25) is fouled by Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) during the Wildcats' 70-69 win at Fred Bramlage Coliseum. Photo by Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

March 7, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Wesley Iwundu has gone back to watch his game-winning dunk over Iowa State last weekend quite a few times.

How many times?

"To be honest, I've probably watched it over 100 times," said Iwundu, his smile stretching from ear-to-ear. "That night I just kept watching it over and over and over."

Wildcats Ready to Face KU... Again

March 6, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

It may be difficult to beat a team three times in the same season, but K-State women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie isn't thinking that way. As his team heads into tonight's game against the Kansas Jayhawks, he's not looking at the game differently than usual.

Wildcats Give Back

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March 5, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State student-athletes and coaches have done their part this winter to give back to the community that gives them so much.

From the Student Athlete Advisory Committee's (SAAC) work getting student-athletes involved with the Manhattan Emergency Shelter to the men's basketball team's efforts in raising money for the American Cancer Society, many have worked hard to do their part and give back.

"It's really cool because we're given so much as student-athletes," said equestrian junior Nicholle Hatton of Parker, Colorado. "K-State practically pays for our schooling, we have the performance table and we're given the opportunity to practice, travel and ride, so it's really cool to be able to give back to this community. They're the ones we do it for. We ultimately do it for the fans; it's great to see the fans come and support us. To know that we're able to give back to them and make that difference, that's been great."

Hatton represents the equestrian team as a member of SAAC and, most recently, participated with her teammates at K-State's Tipoff for TP event.

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Before the women's basketball game against TCU on Feb. 11, and the men's basketball game against Oklahoma on Feb. 14, Wildcat student-athletes met fans at every entrance of Bramlage Coliseum to collect products and donations for the Manhattan Emergency Center from incoming fans. 

"We started off by choosing the games we wanted to collect at," explained Hatton on what went into setting up this year's Tipoff For TP. "We knew we wanted it to be at the bigger basketball games, so we picked out two Big 12 games, then we made the fliers and put them out to the community. We got radio stations to announce it and we put posters up in the bathrooms for the games leading up to it. Basically, we tried to get the word out to fans and reminded people as much as we could leading up to that date."

A completely student-organized and student-run event, Tipoff for TP collected 1,200-plus products (toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, cleaning supplies, etc.) for those in need and collected a total of $1,932.06 in donations.

"Having the student athletes out at each gate, it let the community see that we're not just athletes, we're students and we do things for the community as well," explained men's golf sophomore Matt Green of Lenexa, Kansas. "It was really cool. There were a lot of big donations that we got, but it was also surprising to see the amount of students that donated. We had a lot more students at our gate, and it was great to see them pull out their change or a few bucks here and there."

But it wasn't just the Wildcat fans that took the time to donate.

"I think the coolest thing was seeing the OU fans donate at the men's game," added Hatton. "I was by the ticket office, so we had a lot of OU fans come in and they'd see the bucket of money and the tub of toilet paper and say, 'That's really cool. I can donate a couple bucks to that.'"

SAAC participates in numerous community-service opportunities throughout the year from Cats in the Classroom, where student-athletes spend time in local elementary schools, to hosting Cats for Cans before a football game. This past fall, K-State student-athletes raised more than $10,000 for the Flint Hills Breadbasket through Cats for Cans. 

"It's nice to be able to give back to someone who has given you so much," said volleyball sophomore Sheridan Zarda of Shawnee, Kansas. "It is kind of in that family aspect - this K-State family always gives you what you need, so it's nice to be able to give them back to them in return."

Giving back it doesn't just stop with the student-athletes though; the Wildcat coaches are involved in giving back as well.

More recently, head men's basketball coach Bruce Weber donated nearly $9,491 out of his own pocket for the fight against cancer. Through the Coaches vs. Cancer Shooting Challenge, K-State students were given the opportunity to shoot baskets at the Basketball Training Facility. Weber donated $1 for every student that showed up, $10 for every free throw made, $25 for each three-pointer made and each student had the opportunity at one half-court shot worth $100. If a student made all three shots, Weber would donate an extra $1,000 to the charity.

Megan Weber presented the $9,491 check to Trysta Williams of the American Cancer Society at halftime of the Wildcats' win over Kansas. 

In addition, the K-State family helped raise nearly $7,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer by purchasing the official shirt for the Stripe Bramlage game and another $6,500 at the 2014 Hoop Scoop for Women Basketball Clinic last fall.

"Coach Weber is such a great ambassador for the American Cancer Society and the Coaches vs. Cancer program," said Stephanie Weiter, a senior representative of the American Cancer Society, earlier this year. "He's very passionate about the cause and is really very sincere about making a difference. I've heard him speak on a number of occasions, and I've told him there's no better ambassador, there's no one that can speak as well as he does about it. You can tell it's truly from the heart."

 

We hope you enjoy K-State Sports Extra. We would like to hear your comments and any story ideas for future emails, so fire them our way. Contact Kelly McHugh or K-State Assistant AD for Communications Kenny Lannou.

 

Wildcats Rally for Senior Day Victory

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K-State's Haley Texada celebrates after the game against West Virginia at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on March 3, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 4, 2015
By Kelly McHugh
 
Last night in Bramlage Coliseum, the K-State women's basketball team (17-12, 7-11 Big 12) celebrated its seniors in style as it overcame a 16-point deficit to beat West Virginia (17-13, 7-11), 59-55, on Senior Night. 

Women's Basketball Celebrates Senior Day

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K-State women's basketball seniors Ashia Woods, Haley Texada and Heidi Brown. Photo by Scott Weaver

March 3, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

As I look at my planner and see "Women's Basketball Senior Day" written in big, bold letters under today's date, I can't help but reminisce back to my first days as a young sports journalist covering K-State Athletics.

Top 10 Moments of February 2015

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K-State's Marcus Foster lays up a shot against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 23, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 2, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

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

With Home Series Cancelled, Bat Cats Head West

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K-State's Carter Yagi throws to first base against Oklahoma State at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on May 9, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 27, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

As snowfall and frigid temperatures are expected this weekend for Manhattan, the Wildcat baseball team (4-4) made a change to its schedule. The Bat Cats had hoped to take on Eastern Illinois this afternoon for their home-opening series, but the team canceled the three-game set and is now headed to sunny California instead.

Women's Basketball Bounces Back to Beat KU

February 26, 2015

The K-State women's basketball team (16-11, 6-10 Big 12) endured a late run by Kansas (13-16, 4-12 Big 12) last night and used a 12-0 run to catapult itself to its fourth win in the last five chances at Allen Fieldhouse, as the Wildcats won, 55-48.  K-State's current six league wins are the most since the 2011-12 season where the Wildcats captured nine league wins. 

Wildcats Upset No. 8 Jayhawks

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K-State's Nigel Johnson drives around Kansas' Jamari Traylor at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 23, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 24, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Last night in Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas State came together and put on a thrilling show.

Women's Basketball Continues Sunflower Showdown

February 25, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State women's basketball team (15-11, 5-10 Big 12) is set to take on Kansas (13-15, 4-11 Big 12) tonight at 7 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse looking for the season sweep over the Jayhawks.

Sunflower Showdown Awaits K-State

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K-State fans rush the court after the game against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 10, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 23, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

After a five-day, two-game road trip, the Wildcats will return home tonight.

Equestrian Downs No. 3 TCU

February 21, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State equestrian team earned its first win of the 2015 spring season yesterday afternoon as it downed No. 3 TCU, 14-5, at home at Timbercreek Stables.

Conlon Embracing Role as Team Leader

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K-State's Shane Conlon fields a ground ball against Oklahoma State at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on May 9, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 20, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

While K-State first baseman Shane Conlon is excited the 2015 season is underway, he's not ready for his time as a Wildcat to wind down.  

Finney Prepares for NFL Combine | Part II

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February 19, 2015
Story by Kelly McHugh
Photos by Scott Weaver

K-State Sports Extra published the first of this two-part series on Tuesday looking into former Wildcat football player B.J. Finney's training for the NFL Combine. 

Martin Making Strides with K-State

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K-State's Shaelyn Martin drives around Kansas' Natalie Knight at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 11, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 18, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State women's basketball freshman guard Shaelyn Martin is growing her game every time she steps on the court. After starting every one of the Wildcats' 24 games this season, she's beginning to feel more like a veteran player and less like a rookie.

Finney Prepares for NFL Combine | Part I

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February 17, 2015
Written by Kelly McHugh
Photos by Scott Weaver

Former K-State center B.J. Finney is currently in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the NFL Combine ready to show the next level what he is made of.

Q&A with Baseball's Clayton Dalrymple

February 16, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Each month, K-State Sports Extra chooses a student-athlete to feature in its monthly Q&A. This month, Wildcat fans have the opportunity to get to know junior outfielder Clayton Dalrymple from Coppell, Texas. 

Foster's Buzzer Beater Does it Again

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K-State's Marcus Foster shoots the ball against Oklahoma at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 14, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 15, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Last night in Bramlage Coliseum Marcus Foster showed up ready to prove to fans he was back.

Wildcat Women's Track and Field on the Rise

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K-State's Akela Jones competes in the pentathlon 60 meter hurdles during the Jayhawk Classic at Anschutz Sports Pavilion in Lawrence, Kansas on January 30, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 14, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

If there's one thing junior pentathlete Akela Jones wants people to know, it's that the No. 10 K-State women's track and field team is on the rise - and it's not slowing down any time soon.

Chemistry is Key

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K-State's Shane Conlon fields a throw to first base against Kansas at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 4, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 13, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State head coach Brad Hill used one simple word to describe his 2015 K-State baseball squad: new.

With only 14 players returning from last season, this year's Wildcat roster features nine freshmen and 13 transfers - a whole lot of new faces. 

Lewis's Career Night Leads Wildcats to Victory

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K-State's Breanna Lewis lays up a shot against TCU at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 11, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 12, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State women's basketball team (15-8, 5-7 Big 12) put on its best offensive performance of the year last night in Bramlage Coliseum as it defeated the TCU Horned Frogs (14-9, 6-6 Big 12), 93-79.

Wesemann Looks to Stay Steady vs. TCU

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K-State's Kindred Wesemann drives around Texas' Celina Rodrigo at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 4, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 11, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

While K-State sophomore guard Kindred Wesemann may be the one in the spotlight after her back-to-back 20-point performances, the shooter from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, credits her teammates for her recent scoring success.

K-State's Big 12 Journey Continues Wednesday

February 10, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

As the road down Big 12 play continues for K-State men's basketball (12-12, 5-6 Big 12), the games only continue to get tougher in the nation's toughest conference.  

A Look at K-State Football's 2014 MVPs

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K-State's Tyler Lockett celebrates a touchdown against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 9, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State football players, family and fans flooded McCain Auditorium yesterday afternoon to celebrate the Wildcat football team's exciting 2014 season. 

K-State Can't Complete Rally in Loss to Texas

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K-State's Tre Harris shoots a three pointer against Texas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 7, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 8, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Despite a valiant effort fueled by one of the Wildcats' youngest players, K-State men's basketball (12-12, 5-6 Big 12) couldn't complete its rally against No. 25 Texas (15-8, 4-6 Big 12) yesterday and fell, 61-57, in Bramlage Coliseum.

Wildcats Announce 2015 Signing Class | Part 2

February 7, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State football announced its 24-man signing class on Wednesday afternoon. 

Wildcats Announce 2015 Signing Class

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February 5, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State head coach Bill Snyder announced the Wildcats' 2015 recruiting class in conjunction with this year's National Signing Day on Wednesday. Made up of 24 student-athletes ready to join the K-State football family, this year's class boasts 12 defensive players, 11 offensive players and one player listed as an athlete. 

Wesemann Leads Wildcats to Third Consecutive Win

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K-State's Kindred Wesemann drives around Texas' Celina Rodrigo at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 4, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 5, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Once Kindred Wesemann hit her first three-pointer last night in Bramlage Coliseum, there was no stopping her - she was simply on fire.

Back on the Road: Men's Hoops Faces Texas Tech

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K-State's Marcus Foster lays up a shot against Texas Tech at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 14, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 4, 2015
By Kelly McHugh 

The K-State men's basketball team (12-10, 5-4 Big 12) is back on the road tonight as it takes on Texas Tech (11-11, 1-8 Big 12) at United Supermarket Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

Back-to-Back Wins Fueling K-State Women's Basketball

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K-State's Ashia Woods pulls down a rebound against Oklahoma State at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 28, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

February 3, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Coming off of consecutive Big 12 victories, the K-State women's basketball team (13-7, 3-6 Big 12) returns home to take on the No. 20 Texas Longhorns (15-5, 4-5 Big 12) tomorrow evening at 6 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum. 

Top 10 Moments of January 2015

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February 2, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

From memorable wins to exciting individual performances to special recognition for two of its legendary coaches, K-State Athletics kicked off 2015 in style. 

Here are a few moments K-State Sports Extra has highlighted as January's greatest:

Wildcats Travel to Lawrence for Sunflower Showdown

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K-State's Justin Edwards drives around West Virginia's Daxter Miles at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 27, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 31, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State men's basketball team (12-9, 5-3 Big 12) travels east on I-70 today to take on the No. 9/11 Kansas Jayhawks (17-3, 6-1 Big 12) at 1 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse.

Equestrian Kicks off Spring on the Road

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K-State's Savannah Smith competes in Reining against South Dakota State at Timbercreek Stables in Manhattan, Kansas on September 26, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 30, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

It's been a long offseason for the No. 6 K-State equestrian team, but the Wildcats have come together and are kicking off their spring season closer than ever before.

Wildcats Win Overtime Thriller

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K-State's Kindred Wesemann, Lauren Mertz and Erica Young celebrate after defeating Oklahoma State at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 28, 2015. An Oklahoma State buzzer beater was waved off after the replay showed time had expired in the game. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 29, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State women's basketball's 52-51 overtime win over Oklahoma State took grit. 

WVU Press Overcomes K-State

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K-State's Jevon Thomas and Thomas Gipson compete for a loose ball against West Virginia's Tarik Phillip at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 27, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 28, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Every game in the Big 12 is a battle.

K-State Honors Tex Winter | Part 2

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K-State athletics director John Currie and former K-State standout Ernie Barrett watch as K-State coaching legend Tex Winter is honored during a ceremony to dedicate Tex Winter Drive outside of the K-State Basketball Training Facility in Manhattan, Kansas on January 24, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 27, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

In the summer of 1960, Max Moss packed up a bag and headed west with his coach, Tex Winter.

K-State Honors Tex Winter | Part 1

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K-State coaching legend Tex Winter poses for a portrait before a ceremony to dedicate Tex Winter Drive outside of the K-State Basketball Training Facility in Manhattan, Kansas on January 24, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 26, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Every year on his birthday, Tex Winter receives a special delivery. 

Williams Does it Again

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Oklahoma State traps K-State's Nino Williams at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 24, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 25, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State men's basketball team (12-8, 5-2 Big 12) earned yet another Big 12 victory yesterday morning in Bramlage Coliseum as it took down the Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-6, 3-4 Big 12), 63-53.

Williams' Taking Each Game Like His Last

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January 24, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Nino Williams' approach to his senior season has been simple, yet affective - he's taking it one game at a time.

Baseball Embraces Newness, Begins 2015 Season

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K-State's Shane Conlon taga Wichita State's Dayne Parker at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 8, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 23, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

There's an excited buzz around the K-State baseball clubhouse today.

Lockett to Showcase Talents Saturday

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January 22, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

"Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat," Tyler Lockett said to a group of reporters in the tunnel of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, as he waved and walked away after his final game in K-State uniform.

Tennis Begins Spring Season on High Note

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K-State's head coach Danielle Steinberg warms up the Wildcats before the match against UNI at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on January 17, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 21, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Playing tennis outside in January - in Kansas - just doesn't happen often. 

Wildcats Face "Hilton Magic" Tonight

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Malek Harris, guard Jevon Thomas and forward Stephen Hurt celebrate a late basket. Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

January 20, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

When it comes to Big 12 men's basketball, there's no such thing as an easy game.

Q&A with Women's Basketball Forward Bre Lewis

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K-State's Breanna Lewis shoots the ball against Iowa State at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 17, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

To view the video of Lewis' Q&A by K-StateHD.TV, please click here.

January 19, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Sports Extra highlights a Wildcat student-athlete each month through the monthly Q&A Sports Extra special. This month, K-State Sports Extra writer Kelly McHugh talks to women's basketball sophomore forward Breanna Lewis. 

Comeback Cats

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January 18, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

An electric atmosphere and a basketball team that never backed down - that was the scene yesterday afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum as the K-State men's basketball team upset No. 22 Baylor, 63-61.

Busy Saturday in the Little Apple

By Kelly McHugh
January 17, 2015

With four home competitions, today is a busy day for K-State Athletics. It begins at 11 a.m., with track and field competing at Ahearn Field House, then at noon, women's tennis will take advantage of the warm weather and compete outdoors at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium. The day will then continue at Bramlage Coliseum with men's basketball at 2 p.m., and conclude with women's basketball at 7 p.m.