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Keep Moving On

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K-State's Dakorey Johnson intercepts a pass against Auburn at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Keep moving on, keep fighting - that's the only thing No. 20 K-State football can do now that last night's 20-14 loss to the No. 5 Auburn Tigers is in the rearview mirror. A game littered with mistakes, while the Wildcats may have closed the night with the "L," the team proved it was capable of keeping up with any team in the nation.

Be Who You Are | K-State vs. Auburn Preview

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K-State fans cheer for the Wildcats during at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 18, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

"Be who you are."

That was K-State head coach Bill Snyder's message to his fans on Tuesday afternoon concerning tonight's matchup against the reigning SEC Champions, the Auburn Tigers.

Tuesday's in Vanier | A Look at Week Four

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K-State's head coach Bill Snyder watches the game against Louisiana at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 7, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 17, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Thursday evening's game against the Auburn Tigers was all the talk yesterday afternoon at the weekly K-State football press conference. 

Martin Fulfills Childhood Dream at K-State

September 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Shaelyn Martin grew up on K-State women's basketball. 

Q&A With K-State Quarterback Jake Waters

September 15, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Sports Extra will highlight a senior student-athlete each month through the Q&A Sports Extra special. This month, Sports Extra writer Kelly McHugh talks to K-State football senior quarterback Jake Waters.

K-State Tennis Begins New Era

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K-State's Amina St. Hill returns a shot against Texas at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 5, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
September 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State tennis head coach Danielle Steinberg is excited for the future of her Wildcat tennis program - and rightly so.

A New Era | K-State Men's Golf

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September 13, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Next week, K-State men's golf will begin a new era.

Student-Athletes Dive Deeper into Leadership Roles

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Former K-State football safety Jon McGraw talks to K-State student-athletes at the new Student-Athlete Leadership Academy on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (Photo by Cori Pinkett)

September 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

With the new Student-Athlete Leadership Academy, K-State student-athletes from every sport now have the opportunity to take their leadership skills to the next level. 

Cook Conforms to Wide Receiver Position

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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)

September 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

"Pure excitement." 

Those were the words of choice by K-State wide receiver Kody Cook when describing his first-ever touchdown in Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Tuesday's at Vanier | A Look at Week 3

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K-State's head coach Bill Snyder directs the Wildcats against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on September 6, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 10, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Yesterday afternoon, K-State head coach Bill Snyder and select players addressed the media for the first time back in Manhattan after the Wildcats' 32-28 comeback win over Iowa State last Saturday afternoon.

Locker Room Chats | Part 1

September 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State men's basketball is just around the corner, and in the upcoming weeks, K-State Sports Extra readers will have the opportunity to get to know the returning players on a whole new level through this fall's "Locker Room Chats" series.

Wildcats Sweep Through Varney's Invitational

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K-State's Chelsea Keating spikes the ball against Middle Tennessee State's Miri Shade at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on September 5, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 8, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This past weekend the K-State Volleyball team (5-1) took over Bramlage Coliseum as it hosted the Varney's Invitational. Finishing the weekend as the tournament champions, K-State swept all three opponents - Arkansas, Middle Tennessee and UCF - en route to its first-place finish.

Waters Returns Home | Iowa State Preview

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K-State's Jake Waters scores a touchdown against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 6, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State quarterback Jake Waters is excited to spend Saturday in a stadium close to home.

Wildcats Win Thriller in Ames

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K-State's Jake Waters passes the ball against Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on September 6, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 7, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It was another thriller for the Wildcats in Ames, Iowa, but for the seventh-consecutive season, No. 20 K-State defeated the Iowa State Cyclones. Coming down to the very end, K-State won its first Big 12 contest of the season, 32-28.

Ready to Run: A Look at K-State Cross Country

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K-State's Laura Galvan leads the pack during the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kansas on October 5, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
September 5, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Cross Country kicks off its 2014 season this weekend with a trip to Wichita, Kansas, to compete in the J.K. Gold Classic Duals. 

A Special Bond

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Kaiden Schroeder sits on Ryan Mueller's shoulders at the K-State Fall Football Kickoff in August, 2013. (All photos courtesy of Jenny Schroeder/Valerie Mueller)

September 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It was a sunny summer day in Philadelphia, and, after taking a quick trip to run up the Museum of Art's famous "Rocky Steps," senior defensive end Ryan Muller and nine-year-old Kaiden Schroeder rushed up to their hotel room to play NCAA Football on Kaiden's X-Box.

A Special Bond: Part 2

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K-State football senior defensive end Ryan Mueller chats with Kaiden Schroeder after Schroeder ran in a 30-yard touchdown in the Purple vs. White Spring Game on April 26, 2014

September 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This is the second of a two-part series on K-State defensive end Ryan Mueller and his friend, nine-year-old Kaiden Schroeder. Schroeder spent the past five years suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, however in July 2014, he was declared cancer free and is now in remission. You can click here to read Part 1 of this series published on September 2, 2014.

Tuesdays at Vanier | Week 2

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September 3, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This past Saturday, No. 20 Kansas State (1-0) opened its 2014 season with a 55-16 win over Stephen F. Austin. Immediately following the game, head coach Bill Snyder said he was pleased with the play of his offense and, though it had a few things to work on, he was pleased with his defense as well. 

A Special Bond: Part 1

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Kaiden Schroeder sits on Ryan Mueller's shoulders at the K-State Fall Football Kickoff in August, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Mueller)

September 2, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This is the first of a two-part series on K-State defensive end Ryan Mueller and his friend, nine-year-old Kaiden Schroeder. Schroeder spent the past five years suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, however in July 2014, he was declared cancer free and is now in remission. The second story of this series will be published in the K-State Sports Extra on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2014.

On Aug. 30, Kaiden was honored during K-State's 55-16 win over Stephen F. Austin as the K-State Fan of the Game.

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It was a sunny summer day in Philadelphia, and, after taking a quick trip to run up the Museum of Art's famous "Rocky Steps," senior defensive end Ryan Muller and nine-year-old Kaiden Schroeder rushed up to their hotel room to play NCAA Football on Kaiden's X-Box.

Flattum Adjusts to New Level of Volleyball

September 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

One of nine newcomers to this year's K-State volleyball team, the Wildcats welcomed freshman opposite Sami Flattum this summer.

New Guys Step Up in Season Opener

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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

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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.

K-State Sports Extra Offense/Defense Preview

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Keating Claims Title as K-State Volleyball 'Boss'

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K-State's Chelsea Keating digs the ball against Iowa State at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on November 30, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State head coach Suzie Fritz calls Chelsea Keating "the boss."

Meet the Staff: K-State Women's Basketball

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K-State women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie and associate head coach Brian Ostermann's relationship goes back 22 years.

August 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Note: This is the second of a two-part series on the K-State women's basketball coaching staff. On Tuesday, K-State Sports Extra highlighted assistant coach Ebony Gilliam, which can be found here. Today, K-State Sports Extra highlights associate head coach Brian Ostermann and assistant coach Claire Coggins.

As mentioned in K-State Sports Extra earlier this week, if you head out to a K-State women's basketball game this season, you'll see a few new faces on the K-State bench in Bramlage Coliseum.

Meet the New Guys: Stephen Hurt

August 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Three separate years, three separate schools. 

Meet the Staff: K-State Women's Basketball

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August 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the K-State women's basketball coaching staff. Today, K-State Sports Extra will highlight assistant coach Ebony Gilliam. Don't miss Thursday's Sports Extra where Kelly McHugh will highlight women's basketball associate head coach Brian Ostermann and assistant coach Claire Coggins.

If you head out to a K-State women's basketball game this season, you'll notice a few new faces on the sidelines of Bramlage Coliseum. 

Fairfield Welcomes Change at K-State

August 18, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State volleyball freshman Devan Fairfield wanted to stay close to home, but she also wanted to continue her volleyball career while gaining an education at a top-notch university.

Pickles and Watermelon

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The Terrace level of Bill Snyder Family Stadium features the Ahearn Fund Student-Athlete Performance Table, a world-class dining facility that meets the daily dietary needs of all K-State student-athletes. (Photo by Scott D. Weaver/K-State Sports)

August 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State football's fall camp is tough - there's no denying that. 

The Wildcat Running Back Battle

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The looming question among the K-State offense: Who will replace the Wildcats' No. 2 all-time running back, John Hubert? (Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports, Dec 28, 2013)

August 15, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the K-State offense this upcoming season is: who will replace long-time running back John Hubert? 

Against the Odds

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August 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It was intimidating, nerve wrecking, to say the least. 

Harris Begins New Chapter in Family Tradition

August 13, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State men's basketball freshman guard Tre Harris has been around basketball for a long time.

The Lockett Legacy

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K-State's Tyler Lockett catches a pass for a touchdown against West Virginia at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on October 26, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Tyler Lockett knows he's close to breaking his dad's career receiving yard record - he just doesn't know exactly how close.

Sassin Welcomes New Tradition with K-State

August 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State volleyball sophomore outside hitter Brooke Sassin was looking for a change and she found just that at K-State.

National Media Talk K-State Football

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K-State's head coach Bill Snyder watches the game against Louisiana at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 7, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

August 10, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Season after season, K-State football is underestimated. Words like 'underdog' and 'grassroots' are used year in and year out to describe the Wildcats, and it's often easy for fans to think Bill Snyder and Co. are overlooked and underrated on the nation's highest sports media platforms.

Foster Makes the Most of His Busy Summer

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August 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State men's basketball guard Marcus Foster has kept quite busy this summer. 

Bolden, Edwards Travel Overseas

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August 7, 2014 
By Kelly McHugh

Spending the 2013-14 season sitting on the sidelines brought K-State men's basketball guard Justin Edwards and forward Brandon Bolden together. It didn't take long for the two transfers to become friends, and as the year went on you would rarely catch one without the other.

You Asked, They Answered | K-State Football

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K-State football players and coaches gather in Bill Snyder Family Stadium to meet with media for the 2014 K-State Football Media Day on August 6, 2014

August 8, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

There are many questions surrounding K-State football going into the 2014 season, and at K-State Football Media Day on Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to find the answers to a few questions sent in by K-State Sports Extra readers. 

Football Season Approaches

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K-State football head coach Bill Snyder talks with media at the K-State Football Media Day on August 5, 2013.

August 6, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's almost football season, and everywhere you turn in the Vanier Football Complex, the Wildcats' upcoming season is all the buzz. 

O'Reilly Looks to Finish Collegiate Career with Change

August 5, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's rare, almost unheard of, for a student-athlete to transfer prior their senior season, however Mary Alice O'Reilly did just that.

K-State Football Reports for the 2014 Season

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August 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Ask anyone - K-State football's fall camp is a grind.

Beucler Finds Perfect Fit in K-State

August 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

"Why do you want to go to K-State anyway?" 

K-State basketball freshman guard Evan Beucler had this conversation time and time again last winter with his mom, Shelli, at their home in Dallas, Texas.

All-American Eaken Ready for New Challenge

July 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Kali Eaken has been waiting a long time to be a Wildcat.

Steinberg Takes Over as K-State Women's Tennis Head Coach

July 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

On Wednesday, July 23, K-State Athletics welcomed Danielle Steinberg to Manhattan. Becoming the seventh head women's tennis coach in Wildcat history, Steinberg comes to K-State after spending the past two seasons at McNeese State. 

Waters' Confidence Reaches New Level

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K-State's head coach Bill Snyder talks with Jake Waters during the game against Louisiana at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 7, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

July 25, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

There's no denying it - Jake Waters is the guy.

K-State Football Takes the Stage at Big 12 Media Days

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K-State football head coach Bill Snyder addresses media at the Big 12 Football Media Days at the Dallas Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas, on July 22, 2014.

July 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

DALLAS, Texas - Media Days are an event unlike any other.

Vogel's Past Prepares Her for Future at K-State

July 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Getting used to the busy lifestyle of a K-State student-athlete has been no trouble for volleyball freshman Bryna Vogel.

Mueller Focuses on Becoming Best Player, Person He Can Be

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Defensive end Ryan Mueller celebrates after recovering the ball during K-State's matchup with Baylor on October 12, 2013. (Photo by Scott Weaver)
July 18, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Everyone loves a good Cinderella story, right?

A New Family Atmosphere for Malek Harris


July 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Things didn't go quite as planned for K-State men's basketball incoming freshman Malek Harris, but that's OK with him.

Holcomb's Long Time Dream Comes True

July 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Freshman middle blocker Makenzie Holcomb is no stranger to K-State volleyball.

Catbacker Tour Rolls Along

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K-State football head coach Bill Snyder stands next to K-State Director of Development Mike Clark and speaks with Wildcat fans at the Great Bend Catbacker Tour evening event.

July 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Just like every summer, K-State Athletics and the K-State Alumni Association have teamed up and hit the road for the annual, summer-long Catbacker Tour. More than half way through the tour, K-State Athletics and Alumni Association staff and Wildcat coaches and student-athletes have traveled upwards of 2,000 miles across the state visiting with fans this summer. 

Wildcats Give Back Big in 2013-14

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K-State student-athletes spend time hosting the annual K-State Special Olympics clinic on April 6, 2014

July 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Despite juggling busy schedules between class and sport, K-State student-athletes spent time outside of their playing venues this past year helping out in the Manhattan community. Among the 16 athletic programs at K-State, more than 2,500 hours were volunteered from the student-athletes during the 2013-14 academic year.

Sheridan Zarda Finds Comfort in Family Feeling

July 7, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

There were many components that drew K-State volleyball's new defensive specialist Sheridan Zarda to K-State, however none were more important than family.

Mind over Matter

July 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Ian Connole loves his job - there's no doubt about that.

Summer Bridge Program Provides Smoother Transition

July 2, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

While the summer may be a time of relaxation for some, for incoming K-State student-athletes, it's just the opposite.

All in the Design

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The view from Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, a course former K-State men's golfer Ty Schrock designed with Jack Nicklaus. (All photos courtesy of Ty Schrock)

June 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

When it comes to golf, it's all in the design. 

Johnson Prepares for Future through NCAA Career in Sports Forum

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K-State's Taylor Johnson spikes the ball against Siena at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on September 7, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

June 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Come December, K-State volleyball senior Taylor Johnson's competitive sports career will come to an end. 

Q&A with New Men's Golf Coach Grant Robbins

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New K-State men's golf coach Grant Robbins, his wife Brooke and their children, Bryce and Brayden, outside the Colbert Hills clubhouse Thursday morning. (Photo: Rod Mikinski)

By Kelly McHugh
June 25, 2014

For new K-State men's golf head coach Grant Robbins, the past three weeks have been a whirlwind. Since arriving in Manhattan in late May, he's spent his days getting used to a new system as well as spending time on the road recruiting future Wildcats.

Brand Competes with U.S. Collegiate National Team

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K-State's Katie Brand digs the ball against Southeast Missouri State at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on September 6, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
June 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This week, K-State volleyball setter Katie Brand has the opportunity to take her skills to a new level. 

Raising the Bar

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K-State's Alyx Treasure competes in the women's high jump during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships West Preliminaries at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 31, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

June 20, 2014 
By Kelly McHugh

It's been a long, winding road for K-State track and field high jumper Alyx Treasure, and despite transfer, injury, surgery and just about every setback in between, the Prince George, Canada, native has found a way to persevere. 

A Bright Future Ahead

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June 18, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

When you ask K-State track and field sophomore Devin Field about his goals for the future his answer is simple: he wants to be the best.

Track and Field Concludes 2014 Outdoor Season

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K-State track and field sophomore Devin Field competes in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

June 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
Interviews courtesy of K-State Athletics' Anthony Meier

K-State track and field concluded its outdoor season last weekend in Eugene, Oregon, at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, with both men's and women's teams registering Top 20 finishes. It marked the first time since 2011 that both squads finished in the Top 20, as the men earned a tie for 19th with 12 points and the women tied for 20th with 11 points.

Life in the Big Leagues

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Evan Marshall with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014. (All photos by Jennifer Stewart/Arizonan Diamondbacks)

June 13, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Now a month into his big league career, Major League Baseball has been everything Evan Marshall dreamed of - and a little more.

Track and Field NCAA Championship Begins Today

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K-State's Merryl Mbeng exchanges the baton with Sarah Kolmer in the women's 4x400 meter relay during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships West Preliminaries at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 31, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

June 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Fourteen Wildcats are set to compete on collegiate track and field's highest stage this week as the NCAA Championships begin today in Eugene, Oregon.

Three Wildcats Selected in MLB Draft

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K-State's Ross Kivett celebrates his home run with coach Mike Clement at third base against Baylor at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

June 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State senior Ross Kivett and juniors Austin Fisher and Mitch Meyer were all selected this past weekend in the 2014 MLB Draft, making K-State second among Big 12 teams with 11 position players drafted since 2011 (TCU has had 12 position players drafted in the past four years).

Football Works Out with Fort Riley Soldiers

June 6, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Early Wednesday morning, K-State football arrived at the Vanier Football Complex dressed and ready for a morning workout.

Rowing Concludes Program-Best Season

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June 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

As he looks back at the 2014 season, K-State rowing head coach Pat Sweeney can't help but get excited for the future of his team.

Twelve Qualify at NCAA West Regional Prelims

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K-State's Alyx Treasure competes in the women's high jump during the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships West Preliminaries at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 31, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

June 2, 2014

After exceptional performances at the NCAA West Regional Preliminary meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas, 12 K-State track and field student-athletes have punched their tickets for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, which run June 11-14. 

K-State Sports Extra | Top Moments May 2014

May 31, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

As the 2013-14 academic and athletic year comes to an end, K-State Sports Extra has highlighted the month of May's Top 10 moments. From individual performances to all around exciting team wins, K-State concluded 2013-14 in style. 

Winners of the 2013-14 'Sports Extrys'

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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)
May 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Continuing a tradition of former K-State Sports Extra writer Mark Janssen, it is time to hand out the "Sports Extrys" as the 2013-14 athletic year comes to an end.

Field Looks Forward to First NCAA Preliminary Appearance

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K-State track and field sophomore Devin Field accepts his first Big 12 title at the 2013 Outdoor Big 12 Championship in Lubbock, Texas.

May 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Devin Field might be young, but that hasn't stopped him from making a big splash for K-State track and field.

Kivett Reflects on Memorable Wildcat Career

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May 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

As time ticks down and the days turn into hours, reality hits K-State baseball's Ross Kivett more and more. 

K-State Throwers Ready for NCAA West Prelims

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May 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State track and field takes off today for Fayetteville, Arkansas, where 27 of its athletes are set to compete in the 2014 NCAA West Regional Preliminaries beginning May 29. 

Hometown Heroes

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

May 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
If you leave Vanier Football Complex, it takes only three lefts to get to the house K-State football wide receiver Deante Burton grew up in.

Spradling Ready for Roads Ahead

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K-State's Will Spradling receives his degree during Spring Commencement at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on May 17, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 25, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Life since graduation has been good for K-State basketball's Will Spradling.

K-State Concludes Western Swing

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From left to right: Wyatt Thompson, B.J. Finney, Lon Floyd, Dustin Yoder, Matt Giller, Mike Clark, Josh McCowan, Chelsea Lawrence, Jesse Johnson, Laton Dowling, Currie Sexton, D.J. Johnson,  Kelly McHugh, Cody Whitehair, Kara guy, Chad Weiberg and Alex Kringen after the Heartland Catbacker Banquet in Hays, Kansas, on May 23, 2014

May 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

HAYS, Kan. - Yesterday concluded K-State Athletics' and the K-State Alumni Association's five-day tour through Western Kansas. Beginning with events in Dodge City with the Dodge City Catbacker Club and ending in Hays with the Heartland Catbacker Club, this year's "Western Swing" was a success.

Johnson, Guy Represent Equestrian for First Time on Western Swing

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K-State equestrian's senior Jesse Johnson and junior Kara Guy spend time with children at the Northwest Kansas Catbackers Kids Fun Zone on May 22, 2014

May 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

COLBY, Kan. - They laugh about it now, but on Monday morning, K-State equestrian reining riders Jesse Johnson and Kara Guy didn't quite know what they were getting themselves into.

Scott City Catbackers Remember Doornbos

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K-State fans from all over Kansas and the Midwest gathered for good food and good times at the 2014 Scott City Catbacker Fry on May 21, 2014, in Scott City, Kansas
May 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

SCOTT CITY, Kansas - Last night K-State Athletics continued its tour of Western Kansas in Scott City. Taking place in a feedlot surrounded by livestock of nearly 25,000, the annual Scott City Catbackers Fry is among the Catbacker Tour's most unique stops.

Kids Funzone Provides Fun for Wildcat Fans

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K-State football' B.J. Finney, Cody Whitehair, Curry Sexton and Laton Dowling team up with girls from Horace J. Good Middle School at the Finney County Catbakcers' Kids Clinic on May 20, 2014. (Kelly McHugh/K-State Athletics)

May 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

GARDEN CITY, Kansas - Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot three pointers with Will Spradling? Or how about take on B.J. Finney on the football field?

Day One: Dodge City

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May 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
DODGE CITY, Kansas - Before heading West for the week with K-State Athletics, Voice of the Wildcats Wyatt Thompson told me the best part about going out on the Catbacker Tour was meeting so many great people who simply love K-State.

Sports Extra Heads West


May 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Ready, set, go!

K-State Sports Extra is about to take you on a week-long 700-mile tour of Western Kansas as K-State Athletics heads west to kick off the 2014 Catbacker Tour.

K-State Recognizes National Armed Forces Day

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US Army Capt. Chris Lamar throws a ceremonial first pitch before the game against Texas at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on May 17, 2014. Lamar recently returned from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 18, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
Special Note: Today's Sports Extra is written in memory of U.S. Army Col. John M. McHugh who, on this day in 2010, gave his life while defending his country in Kabul, Afghanistan. A loving husband, son, brother, friend and fellow sports lover; this one is for you, Dad.
 
To my father and all who have served and continue to serve, thank you.
 
- Kelly McHugh
 
A mix of both purple and camouflage filled Tointon Family Stadium yesterday evening as K-State baseball celebrated National Armed Forces Day during the Wildcats' 5-4 win against the No. 18 Texas Longhorns.

K-State Baseball Celebrates Senior Day

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K-State's Ross Kivett throws to first base against Baylor at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 17, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 17, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This afternoon in Tointon Family Stadium, K-State baseball and its fans will celebrate the careers of four special players. 

Senior Spotlight | Tyler Norris

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K-State's Tyler Norris drives off the 10th tee during the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas on October 2, 2012. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

With graduation just around the corner, K-State Sports Extra has chosen to highlight a few graduating student-athletes this week who are set to build their careers beyond college.

Senior Spotlight | Aly Bronder

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K-State's co-captains Adria Ley and Aly Bronder speak during the groundbreaking ceremony of the K-State Intercollegiate Rowing Center on Kimball Avenue in Manhattan, Kansas on February 16, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 15, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

With graduation just around the corner, K-State Sports Extra has chosen to highlight a few graduating student-athletes this week who are ready and set to build their careers beyond college.

Norris Reflects on Wildcat Career

May 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State head coach Tim Norris sat in his office at Colbert Hills surrounded by memorabilia displaying a long, memorable golf career.

K-State Sports Extra Q&A With Jharyl Bowry

May 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Sports Extra highlights a student-athlete each month through the monthly Q&A Sports Extra special. This month's featured student-athlete is K-State track and field senior Jharyl Bowry.

Student Workers Help Provide Best Fan Experience in Big 12

May 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Game day - regardless of the sport - is a special day for many. It's the day K-State fans dress up in their finest purple attire and head over to the north side of campus ready to watch their favorite teams in action.

Dog Day at the Toint

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Jack, a three year old black labrador adopted from the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter in Manhattan, Kansas, accepts a treat from his new pal Willie Wildcat at K-State baseball's Bark in the Park day.

May 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
Every dog has its day, and that day was yesterday for many local four-legged friends as the Bat Cats celebrated Bark in the Park Day at Tointon Family Stadium.

K-State Student-Athletes Celebrate in Style

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K-State's Abigail Weaver, Jennifer Smisek, Zack Nemecheck, Petra Niedermayerova, Beth Demars, Meggie Murray, and Tyler Norris win the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Award during the Mark A. Chapman Powercat Choice Awards at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on May 8, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 10, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

An evening filled with fun and fashion, K-State student-athletes traded in their sweats and sneakers for high heels, suits and dresses on Thursday evening while attending the fifth annual Mark A. Chapman Powercat Choice Awards.

Cats Returns Home for Series vs. Oklahoma State

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K-State's R.J. Santigate fields a ground ball against Bakersfield at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 21, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Baseball (24-25, 4-14 Big 12) returns home to Tointon Family Stadium for a three-game series against the No. 7 Oklahoma State Cowboys (35-13, 13-5 Big 12) beginning tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Campbell Continues His Dream Through AFROTC

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K-State's Chris Campbell competes in the men's 4x400 yard relay during the KSU Winter Invitational at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on December 14, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
May 8, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

From a young age, K-State track and field sprinter Chris Campbell knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life.

Thanks to K-State, K-Staters

May 7, 2014
By Mark Janssen

This is just a quick note to say thanks.

Wood Sees World-Class Student-Athlete Experience from Both Angles

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K-State's Daniel Wood studies a putt during the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate at Colbert Hills Golf Club in Manhattan, Kansas on September 30, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 6, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Men's golf senior Daniel Wood is serious about golf, his future, and after an internship last summer with the Ahearn Fund, he's serious about business.