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Zumach Continues to Make Wildcat History

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K-State's Kylee Zumach spikes the ball against TCU at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on November 22, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
After K-State volleyball's 3-0 (27-25, 25-14, 27-25) sweep over TCU last night, freshman outside hitter Kylee Zumach was all smiles.

Galvan Tops off K-State Career at NCAA Championship

November 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Last week was a particularly stressful one for K-State cross country runner Laura Galvan. 

K-State's Passionate Family Steps Up for Student-Athletes

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November 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Athletics is excited to break ground on the new Vanier Football Complex during K-State football's game against Kansas on Nov. 29. 

Primetime Matchup Awaits K-State Football

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K-State's Jake Waters passes the ball against Oklahoma State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on November 1, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

All eyes will be on tonight's primetime matchup between No. 12/11 K-State (7-2, 5-1 Big 12) and West Virginia (6-4, 4-3 Big 12).

Tuesdays in Vanier | Back on Track

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Senior Linebacker Jonathan Truman, photo by: Scott Weaver

November 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State will play in its second Thursday-night matchup of the season tomorrow evening in Morgantown, West Virginia, as the Wildcats are set to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers at 6 p.m. (CT) in Milan Puskar Stadium.

Edwards Finds a New Home at K-State

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K-State's Justin Edwards dunks against UMKC at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on November 17, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 18, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
It was 10 p.m., on a cool April night in in the spring of 2013, and K-State head coach Bruce Weber traveled to a town he'd never been to talk to a kid looking to play at a higher level.

Cats in the Classroom

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K-State's Katie Reininger and Kylee Zumach pose with Barbie Shoemaker's first grade class at Lee Elementary School on November 13, 2014

November 17, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

When K-State volleyball's Kylee Zumach and Katie Reininger walked into Mrs. Barbie Shoemaker's first grade classroom at Lee Elementary School on Thursday morning, the children's faces instantly brightened up.

Streb Punches Ticket to Masters

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November 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

At the very top of former Wildcat golfer Robert Streb's bucket list it reads: visit Augusta National Golf Course.

Steinberg Brings New Enthusiasm to K-State Tennis

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K-State women's tennis team 2014-15 (Photos by Scott D. Weaver)

November 15, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State tennis' first fall season under new head coach Danielle Steinberg came to an end earlier this month in Houston, Texas, at the Jason's Deli Collegiate Invitational. 

K-State's Passionate Family Steps Up for Student-Athletes

 
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Mike and Becky Goss of Westport, Connecticut, are very passionate about K-State and K-State Athletics

November 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Athletics is excited to break ground on the new Vanier Football Complex during K-State football's game against Kansas on Nov. 29. 

Tuesdays in Vanier | Experience Crucial to Hubener's Growth

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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. Photo Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

November 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

When it comes to football, there is no better teacher than experience itself. The more experience players have, the better equipped they are in real-game situations. With every snap and every pass played before the passionate crowds around the Big 12, a player's confidence grows a little bit more. 

Jones Makes Impact On, Off the Court

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K-State volleyball's Natali Jones visits with her mentors, Bill and Rae Stamey at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Home

November 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

On Friday mornings, K-State volleyball's Natali Jones eats waffles.

Wildcats Win Exhibition Opener vs. Washburn

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Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Marcus Foster (2) brings the ball up court against Washburn Ichabod guard Prince Samuels (13) during the first half at Bramlage Coliseum. Photo Credit: Peter G. Aiken

November 10, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Basketball season has arrived, and yesterday afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum, the K-State men's basketball team welcomed the new year with a bang.

Men's Basketball Hosts Exhibition vs. Washburn

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November 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State fans will have the opportunity to check out the 2014-15 K-State men's basketball team in action for the first time as the Wildcats are set to take on Washburn at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum.

Opportunity Awaits K-State

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Tyler Lockett congratulates teammate Curry Sexton after Sexton scored a touchdown during the first half. Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

November 8, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Lights, cameras, action! When No. 7 K-State steps on the field to face No. 6 TCU tonight, all eyes will be on the top-10, primetime matchup. 

Ice Family Roots Run Deep in Purple

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Carl and Mary Ice in Bill Snyder Family Stadium, 2014

November 7, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Athletics is excited to break ground on the new Vanier Football Complex during K-State football's game against Kansas on Nov. 29. 

Q&A With Equestrian Senior Madison Wayda

October 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Sports Extra highlights a senior student-athlete each month through the monthly Sports Extra Q&A Special. This month, Sports Extra writer Kelly McHugh headed out to Timbercreek Stables to talk to equestrian hunt seat rider Madison Wayda.

Tuesdays in Vanier | Burns Embraces Bigger Role

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K-State's Morgan Burns returns a kickoff for a touchdown against Oklahoma State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on November 1, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

November 5, 2014 
By Kelly McHugh

Kansas State cornerback and kickoff returner Morgan Burns is fast.

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

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

November 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

Women's Basketball Ready to Work in 2014-15

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

November 3, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Energy.  Hard work. Toughness. 

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

Britz Shines in Wildcats' Win Over Oklahoma State

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

November 2, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

Ultimate Wildcat Saturday in Manhattan

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

November 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

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

Holiday Competition Provides Fun for Student-Athletes

October 31, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

October 2014 Top 10 Moments

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

October 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

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

Tuesdays in Vanier | A Look at Freshman Elijah Lee

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

October 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

Taylor Continues Career with K-State

October 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Antoinette Taylor knows how to win basketball games. 

McCrane a Consistent Force for the Wildcats

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October 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Each and every time his name is called on, Matthew McCrane steps on the field with confidence.  

Wildcat Defense Impresses Again

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

October 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

If you're familiar with the old saying, "Offense wins games, but defense wins championships," perhaps you have been reminded of it time and time again this 2014 K-State football season.

Football Returns Home for Matchup vs. Texas

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Oct 18, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Kansas State Wildcats players celebrate the victory against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Oct. 25, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Wildcat fans, your No. 11 K-State football team (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) returns home to Bill Snyder Family Stadium to face off against the Texas Longhorns (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) today at 11 a.m., and for the second consecutive week, the game will be aired nationally on ESPN.

An Inside Look at Wildcat Hoops for the Ladies

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Women showed up in full force for this year's Hoop Scoop for Women clinic at the K-State Basketball Training Facility (Photo by: Scott Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State men's basketball and the American Cancer Society teamed up this month to put on a special event for ladies only. 

Locker Room Chats | Part 4

October 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Basketball season is right around the corner, and K-State Sports Extra has helped you get to know this year's roster just a little bit better through this fall's 'Locker Room Chats' series. In 'Locker Room Chats: Part 1,' fans got to know D.J. Johnson and Brian Rohleder while in 'Locker Room Chats: Part 2,' fans caught up with seniors Thomas Gipson, Nino Williams and Shawn Meyer. In 'Locker Room Chats: Part 3' fans met transfers Justin Edwards and Brandon Bolden along with sophomore Jevon Thomas.

Tuesdays in Vanier | Texas Game Approaches

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Oct 18, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Kansas State Wildcats players celebrate the victory against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Photo credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

October 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Coming off of a thrilling 31-30 win at Oklahoma last weekend, K-State (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) returns to Bill Snyder Family Stadium this Saturday for a matchup against the Texas Longhorns (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) at 11 a.m., and, for the second consecutive week, Saturday's game will be aired nationally on ESPN.

Q&A With Volleyball's Kylee Zumach

October 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Sports Extra will highlight a Wildcat student-athlete each month through the Q&A Sports Extra special. This month, Sports Extra writer Kelly McHugh talks to K-State volleyball freshman outside hitter Kylee Zumach.

Roman's Hard Work Pays Off

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K-State's Fernando Roman competes in the men's 3000 meter run during the Wildcat Invitational at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on January 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

All of K-State cross country and track and field distance runner Fernando Roman's hard work is starting to pay off - and sooner than he expected. 

Complete Team Effort Leads Cats to Road Victory

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Oct. 18, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Jake Waters (15) throws during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

October 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Discipline. 

That's exactly what No. 14 K-State showed yesterday as it traveled to Norman, Oklahoma, and upset No. 11 Oklahoma, 31-30, at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

K-State Faces Dynamic Oklahoma Offense

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K-State's defense sacks Stephen F. Austin's Zach Conque at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 18, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) is headed south to Norman, Oklahoma, today to face the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 2-1 Big 12). With the game slated to kickoff at 11 a.m., and aired nationally on ESPN right after College Gameday, all eyes will be on the top-15 matchup.

Confident. Resilient. Tough.

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K-State celebrates an ace serve against Iowa State at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on October 8, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 17, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

After an exciting week for the program with a pair of Big 12 player of the week honors, its first national ranking since 2012 and a road win at TCU, No. 25 K-State volleyball (17-2, 4-1 Big 12) is set to take on No. 2 Texas (13-0, 5-0 Big 12) tomorrow evening at 7 p.m., in Ahearn Field House. 

K-State men's basketball Enjoys Big 12 Media Day


October 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Lights, camera, action!

Yesterday morning K-State men's basketball head coach Bruce Weber and seniors Thomas Gipson and Nino Williams traveled to the Kansas City Sprint Center for the men's basketball 2014 Big 12 Media Day.

Tuesdays in Vanier - Treating Every Game the Same

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Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder looks on during a 45-13 win against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

October 15, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Leading up to No. 14 K-State football's (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) matchup with No. 11 Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) this weekend, head coach Bill Snyder and select players gathered at the Vanier Football Complex to discuss the upcoming game.

A Fresh Start for Deborah Meeks

October 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's been a long journey for Deborah Meeks, but now at K-State, she's right where she wants to be.

Women's Golf Sweeps Ron Moore Intercollegiate Titles

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October 13, 2014
By Emily McMillan

With individual winner Olivia Eliasson leading four players that finished in the top 10, the Kansas State women's golf team came away from the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate with its second team title of the season by carding a 13-over par 877 at Highlands Ranch Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado, over the weekend.

Mr. Reliable

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K-State's Curry Sexton catches a pass against Texas Tech at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on October 4, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Curry Sexton is known by his teammates as Mr. Reliable.

Ryun Godfrey Takes the Reins of K-State Cross Country

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October 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

After spending the past 14 seasons as the women's track and field and cross country coach at North Dakota State, Ryun Godfrey has taken over as the head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at K-State. Godfrey comes to Manhattan with a resume boasting a combined 30 conference titles as a head coach and the 2014 indoor and outdoor U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Midwest Region Women's Coach of the Year.

Only the Beginning

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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)

October 10, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State women's golf team is off to a hot start to the 2014-15 season.

NLC Weekend Provides Donors with Look into K-State Athletics

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October 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Last weekend, Ahearn Fund members had the opportunity to interact and get personal with a few of the Big 12's leading familiar faces at the 2014 National Leadership Circle (NLC) Athletics Director Panel.

Women's Basketball Takes Trip to Ft. Riley

October 8. 2014
By Kelly McHugh

When Jeff Mittie took over as the K-State women's basketball coach last March, he knew his new program had a partnership with Fort Riley's First Sustainment Brigade. And while he appreciated the partnership from the start, he was unaware exactly the extent of it. 

Locker Room Chats | Part 3

October 7, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

In only one short month, K-State men's basketball will tip off its 2014-15 campaign.

Hocutt Reminisces on Years at K-State

October 6, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The relationship between K-State Executive Associate Athletics Director for Capital Support Laird Veatch and Texas Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt goes back a long time. 

Wildcats Fire on All Cylinders in 45-13 Win

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K-State's Jake Waters runs the ball against Texas Tech at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on October 4, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 5, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Last night No. 22/23 K-State football (3-1, 2-0 Big 12) remained perfect in Big 12 play as it defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-3, 0-2 Big 12), 45-13. The win marked the fourth consecutive year K-State football has come out victorious against the Red Raiders, and it was a night filled with excitement under the bright lights of Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Wildcats Return to Big 12 Action

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K-State's Charles Jones rushes the ball against UTEP at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 27, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Coming off a 58-28 win over UTEP, No. 22/23 K-State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) will return to Big 12 play today with a matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) at 6 p.m., in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. 

K-State Veterans Share Advice with New Wildcats

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Matt Giller, Jermaine Berry, Alex Hrebec, Jason Schulte, Jen Schulte and Missy Decker-Heidrick speak to a group of freshmen and transfer student-athltetes at West Stadium Center. (photo by Cori Pinkett)

October 3, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It was an early Wednesday morning, and, one-by-one, freshmen and transfer K-State student-athletes filed into the West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. 

September 2014 Top Ten Moments

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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)

October 2, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

From memorable wins to outstanding individual performances, September has been a month to remember for K-State Athletics. Here are a few moments K-State Sports Extra has highlighted as September's best.

Back in the Game, Mertz Ready for Season Ahead

September 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State women's basketball freshman forward Lauren Mertz has seen her fair share of difficult times. 

Men's Basketball Learns Unique Lesson in Teamwork

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K-State men's basketball partakes in an obstacle course with Fort Riley's 1-7 Field Artillery unit. (Photo by: Cori Pinkett)

September 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Through a day filled with first-time experiences and overcoming tough obstacles, K-State men's basketball learned a unique lesson in teamwork.

Wildcats Shine in Win over UTEP

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Sep 27, 2014; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats running back Charles Jones (24) is congratulated by teammates following a touchdown in a 58-28 win against the UTEP Miners at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. (Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports)

September 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Yesterday was a perfect, sunny fall day for a Wildcat victory.

Football Returns with Matchup vs. UTEP

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K-State fans cheer for the Wildcats against Auburn at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State football (2-1, 1-0 Big 12) returns to Bill Snyder Family Stadium today at 11 a.m., with a matchup against the UTEP Miners (2-1, 0-0 C-USA). 

Zumach Makes Wildcat History

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K-State's Kylee Zumach digs the ball against Arkansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on September 4, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Kylee Zumach has done something no other K-State volleyball player has ever done before.

K-State Equestrian Starts Strong in 2014

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September 25, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The No. 5 K-State equestrian team is off to a hot start this 2014 -15 season, and its not planning on slowing down any time soon.

Tuesdays in Vanier | A Look at Week Five

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K-State's Jonathan Truman and Ryan Mueller line up against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
September 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Just like every Tuesday, yesterday afternoon media gathered in the Vanier Football Complex ready to interview K-State football head coach Bill Snyder and his Wildcat football players.

Locker Room Chats | Part 2

September 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The 2014-15 K-State men's basketball season is just around the corner, and leading up to the season, K-State Sports Extra readers have the opportunity to get to know the returning players on a whole new level through this fall's "Locker Room Chats" series. 

ESPNU College Road Trip Visits K-State

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ESPNU RoadTrip host Rayven Tirado shoots video of K-State tailgaters before the football game against Auburn at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

A pleasant surprise - that's how ESPNU College Road Trip hosts Rayven Tirado and Jordan Eichenblatt said they would describe their visit to K-State last week.

Are You Invincible?

September 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

In a world where anything can be shared with the masses through just the click of a button, many athletes nation-wide, collegiate and professional alike, have learned the hard way what happens when a poor decision is made.

Sideline Report: Sam Ponder Returns to K-State

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ESPN College GameDay reporter Samantha Ponder talks with K-State head coach Bill Snyder during halftime against Auburn at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

September 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's been a while since ESPN college football sideline reporter and College Gameday host Sam Ponder has visited Manhattan, Kansas. While the scenery may be a bit different than it was five years ago, she's glad to see the foundation has remained the same.

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.

Tuesdays in Vanier | Big 12 Play Resumes

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K-State's Charles Jones scores a touchdown against UTEP at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 27, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

October 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This weekend, No. 23/22 K-State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) is back at Bill Snyder Family Stadium with a 6 p.m., matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-2, 0-1 Big 12).

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?