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Part II: Switzer 'The Greatest' of All the Wildcat Greats

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April 17, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
It was on Tuesday that K-State Sports Extra orchestrated some coffee shop debate by declaring Veryl "Joe" Switzer the "Greatest Athlete" in Wildcat history. 

K-State Basketball Celebrates its 2013-14 Season

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April 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Yesterday evening, the K-State men's basketball team celebrated its 2013-14 season one last time at its end-of-the-year banquet. 

Part I: Switzer the Greats of All K-State Greats

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K-State's Veryl Switzer greets fans during Football: The Exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas on February 8, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 15, 2014 
By Mark Janssen 
 
Picking "the greatest" of anything is always a topic for conversation, if not debate. 

No Place Like Home

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K-State women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie poses with his family in Bramalge Coliseum. Left to right: Logan Mittie, Jordan Mittie, Shanna Mittie, Jeff Mittie and Madison Mittie. (Photo by Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Transition, regardless of how it happens in life, can often be tough, and it's not often that everything falls into place perfectly. 

Volleyball Set to Compete in Final Spring Competition

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K-State's Chelsea Keating sets the ball in front of Taylor Johnson against Tulsa at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on September 10, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Grow, progress, perfect - just a few things K-State volleyball is focusing on during its spring training. 

Richmond Named to Basketball Hall of Fame

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April 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It is, perhaps, one of basketball's greatest honors.

Remembering Elden Auker

April 10, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
It was in a conversation a few days ago on all-time Kansas State greats that the name Elden Auker was brought up. It sent me digging through a stack of papers in search of a story that I did with the former Wildcat star prior to his death in the fall of 2006. 

Springing Into Action: Wildcats Prepare for 2014 Season

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April 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The sights and sounds of spring have arrived at the Vanier Sports Complex, and while the birds are chirping and sun is shining outside the building, inside, K-State head coach Bill Snyder and company are hard at work preparing for the 2014 season.

The 'a-HEARN' Story

April 8, 2014
By Mark Janssen

First things first: it's Mike a-HEARN, and not Mike A-hearn.

Wildcats Host Clinic for Special Olympics

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April 7, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

On Sunday morning, K-State student athletes got together for a morning of cheers, laughs and lasting memories as the Wildcats hosted this spring's K-State Special Olympics clinic.

No Place Like Home: Baseball and Tennis Back in Action Today

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K-State's team cheers for Blair DeBord during his at bat against Kansas at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 5, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 6, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

BASEBALL
Despite holding the Kansas Jayhawks down on Friday evening with at 10-0 win, the K-State baseball team fell 6-3 yesterday afternoon in Tointon Family Stadium.

All Business, On and Off the Mound

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Jared Moore pitches against Wichita State in the first game of the 2013 NCAA Manhattan Regional at Tointon Family Stadium.

April 5, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

When Jared Moore's mind isn't racing about baseball or schoolwork, it's racing about cars.

Wildcats Focus on Sunflower Showdown

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K-State's R.J. Santigate bats against Kansas at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence, Kansas on May 12, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 4, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State baseball (17-11, 1-2 Big 12) returns home at 6:30 p.m. this evening for the first of a three game series against the Kansas Jayhawks in the annual Sunflower Showdown.

Landon Lecture Takes a Sports-Centered Spin

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K-State athletics director John Currie, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, ESPN president John Skipper, K-State president Dr. Kirk Schulz and former Texas athletics director DeLoss Dodds pose for a photo after K-State's Landon Lecture on April 2, 2014.

April 3, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

In a world where everything is polarized - music, politics, television shows - the one thing people can find a common ground on is sports.

Part II: Dixon Gives All Credit to Kansas State

April 2, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
As we introduced on Tuesday, for those relatively new to the Kansas State sports scene the name of Larry Dixon may not mean a thing. But for those who followed the Wildcats in 1968 and 1969, he was an all-star on campus. 

Dixon Gives All Credit to Kansas State - Part 1

April 1, 2014
By Mark Janssen

For those relatively new to the Kansas State sports scene, the name Larry Dixon may not mean a thing. But for those who followed the Wildcats in 1968 and 1969, there was a non-athlete from back east who caused a ruckus in the stands to help the Wildcats to many a victory.

K-State Sports Extra Top Moments | March 2014

March 31, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

K-State Tennis Continues Big 12 Action

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K-State's Amina St. Hill hits a backhand against Oklahoma at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on March 28, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
March 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Although No. 61 K-State Tennis fell, 6-1, to No. 18 Oklahoma on Friday afternoon, the team isn't hanging its head. As the team looks forward to today's match against Oklahoma State, it knows, despite the final score, just how close it came to victory over the Sooners and will work hard to improve on that today.

Wildcats Look Forward to Sunflower Showdown

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K-State's Novice 8 B boat competes during the Jayhawk Jamboree Regatta on the Kansas River in Lawrence, Kansas on October 20, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
March 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State Women's Rowing program has entered a new era and nothing proved that better than an exciting opening weekend to its 2014 season.

Equestrian Rides for Big 12 Title

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March 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The No. 4 seeded K-State equestrian team is set to take on the reigning Big 12 Equestrian Champions, No. 1 seeded Oklahoma State, in today's semifinal matchup of the Big 12 Championship.

Short Tales on "Mr. K-State"

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Head Men's Basketball Coach Bruce Weber and former player Ernie Barrett with Willie Wildcat
March 27, 2014
By Mark Janssen

"Mr. OU" or "Mr. Mizzou" just doesn't sound right.

Q&A With K-State Women's Basketball Coach Jeff Mittie

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K-State women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie poses with his family in Bramalge Coliseum. Left to right: Logan Mittie, Jordan Mittie, Shanna Mittie, Jeff Mittie and Madison Mittie. (Photo by Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
March 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

New K-State women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie has wasted no time upon his arrival to Manhattan. He was announced as the Wildcats' new head coach on March 18, and arrived in the Little Apple the following day.

Twenty Years Ago, Jones Scorched Nets for 62

March 25, 2014
By Mark Janssen

Where were you on March 24, 1994? It's a good bet that you were not in Bramlage Coliseum.

Season in Review: K-State Men's Basketball

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K-State huddles after practice at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on March 20, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

As quickly as the season began for the K-State men's basketball team, this past weekend, it came to an end. 

Wait Sets Goals High

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K-State's Kyle Wait competes in the men's pole vault during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center in Ames, Iowa on February 28, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

As he enters his final season with K-State Track and Field, senior pole vaulter Kyle Wait has set his goals high - high, but reachable.

Men's Basketball's 2013-14 Season Comes to an End

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K-State's Wesley Iwundu drives around Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein during the second round of the NCAA men's basketball championship at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on March 21, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
March 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

There's really no way to sugar coat it - K-State men's basketball's 56-49 loss to Kentucky last night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament really stung.

Freshmen Find Familiarity in Kentucky Roster

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March 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

ST. LOUIS - On Sunday afternoon when freshman Wesley Iwundu found out he'd be playing Kentucky in his first-ever NCAA Tournament game, he knew his phone was quickly about to fill with text messages. 

Wildcats Look to Seize the Opportunity

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March 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

ST. LOUIS - When the K-State Wildcats (20-12, 10-8 Big 12) found out they'd be taking on the Kentucky Wildcats (24-10, 16-6 SEC) in the NCAA Tournament's second round, the team was overcome with excitement.

K-State Baseball Begins Big 12 Competition

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K-State's Tanner Witt tries to slide past against Oklahoma's Anthony Hermelyn at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on May 17, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
March 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Tomorrow afternoon, K-State baseball will set out on a 24-game journey through one of the nation's toughest leagues.
The Wildcats (13-7) will kick off Big 12 Conference play with a three-game series at Oklahoma (16-6) beginning tomorrow evening at 6 p.m., at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, Okla.

Just Like the Wildcats Ordered

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Kansas State Wildcats during the second half against the Tulane Green Wave.  (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

March 19, 2013
By Mark Janssen

What an absolutely perfect scenario it is for Kansas State... again.

Kansas State Stunned the Sunflower State

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K-State men's basketball's 1964 Final Four team led by head coach Tex Winter
March 18, 2014
By Mark Janssen

It was 50 years ago last week that Kansas State stunned basketball followers in the state of Kansas in the NCAA Regional staged in Wichita.

K-State Heads Back to NCAA Tournament

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March 17, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

For a school-record fifth consecutive year, K-State men's basketball is headed to the NCAA Tournament.

Q&A with K-State Baseball Senior Ross Kivett


March 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Sports Extra will highlight a K-State student-athlete each month through the monthly Q&A special. This month we have featured K-State baseball senior outfielder Ross Kivett.

Sproles Heads to Philadelphia

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Running back Darren Sproles (43) carries the ball as St. Louis Rams strong safety Darian Stewart (20) defends. (Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports)

March 15, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

On March 13, the New Orleans Saints traded former Kansas State running back Darren Sproles (2001-04) to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2014 draft pick.

Nigel Johnson Shines as an Unlikely Star

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March 14, 2014 
By Kelly McHugh

When things went wrong for No. 5-seed K-State in yesterday's Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship matchup with No. 4-seed Iowa State, Nigel Johnson made them right.

Wildcats Focus on Big 12 Tournament Play

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March 13, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

With the regular season coming to an end last Saturday, K-State men's basketball now faces its final stretch of the 2013-14 season: tournament play.

Cats in the Classroom

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Cody Whitehair, Danzel McDaniel, Charmeachealle Moore and Daniel Sams visit with a class at Panda Preschool (Photo by Kelly McHugh/K-State Athletics)

March 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State football team saw a change of scenery this month as it spent time visiting students at local elementary and preschools.

Richards Continues to be 'Fix-It Man' in College Athletics

March 11, 2014
By Mark Janssen

Dr. Milt Richards defines his career in college athletics as a "...turn-around guy. I come in to places and try to make them better."

Comeback Cats

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K-State senior Shane Conlon steps up to bat in the Wildcats' 3-2 win over Iowa on Friday, March 7 in Tointon Family Stadium.
 
March 10, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State baseball team put on a show this weekend as it swept a three-game series from Iowa (9-4) and evened its record at 7-7 after starting the year 1-7.

K-State Equestrian Sends Seniors Off with Win

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March 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Though the weather was cold, the competition at Timbercreek Stables was hot as the K-State equestrian team defeated TCU, 10-9.

Basketball Celebrates its Senior Class

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K-State's Will Spradling lays up a shot against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 10, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

March 8, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Today, before the K-State men's basketball team takes on the Baylor Bears at 12:30 p.m., in Bramlage Coliseum, the Wildcats will celebrate the careers of their four seniors. 

K-State Baseball Ready for Home Opener

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March 7, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

After a long, cold winter in Manhattan, signs of spring can be found in Tointon Family Stadium as the home baseball season is - finally - here. 

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

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

Personal Successes Highlight Big 12 Championship Meet

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

March 5, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

Winter's 'Triangle Magic' - PART I

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

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

March 4, 2014
By Mark Janssen

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

Women's Basketball Celebrates Senior Day

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

March 3, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

15 in a Row

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

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

Wildcats Ready to Defend Home Court

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

March 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

K-State Athletics Top Moments | February 2014

February 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

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

Twiss Continues Working Towards Better Future

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February 27, 2014 
By Kelly McHugh

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

Rovelto and Snyder Share Similar Coaching Styles

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

'The Walk' So Special to Ahearn Field House

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February 25, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
A stroll through the hallways of Ahearn Field House last week brought back some vivid memories and had me scurrying home to fetch an old newspaper story that I penned many, many moons ago. 

A Visit with the Voice of the Wildcats

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K-State's Wyatt Thompson hosts the Mark A. Chapman Powercat Choice Awards at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on May 7, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

I walked into Voice of the Wildcats Wyatt Thompson's office to chat the morning after K-State beat KU, 85-82, in Bramlage Coliseum, and was greeted by a friendly wave to sit down as he balanced his phone on his shoulder.

Sky Squad Dazzles All in Bramlage Coliseum

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Andres Baines soars for a dunk in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 22 at halftime of the K-State women's basketball game vs. West Virginia. (Photo by Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
They dunk, they dazzle and yesterday afternoon, members of the Sky Squad took over Bramlage Coliseum for a very special halftime performance.

Freshmen Provide Potential for K-State Women's Basketball

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February 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State women's basketball team (10-15, 4-10 Big 12) returns home to Bramlage Coliseum this afternoon to take on the No. 13/14 West Virginia Mountaineers (23-3, 12-2) at 3 p.m.

Kruger to Henson; Henson to Kruger

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Lon Kruger helps Steve Henson into his jacket during the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kansas on October 11, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 21, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
Most would say that the talents of Lon Kruger, a Wildcat from 1971-74, and Steve Henson, from 1987-90, mirrored one another as Kansas State point guards. 

Gipson Comes up Big in Win Against TCU

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Kansas State Wildcats forward Thomas Gipson (42) puts up a shot against TCU Horned Frogs guard Jarvis Ray and center Karviar Shepherd during first-half action at Bramlage Coliseum (Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports)

February 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

When times get tough, K-State men's basketball junior Thomas Gipson is there for his team.
It's no secret he's grown into one of the team's key leaders this season, and it's no surprise that last night when everything started to go wrong for the Wildcats, he was right there to get his team back on track.

Q&A with K-State Women's Basketball Senior Katya Leick


January 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Sports Extra highlights a K-State student-athlete each month through the monthly Q&A Sports Extra special. In February, we have featured K-State women's basketball senior forward Katya Leick.

K-State Hoops Records "Never" to be Broken

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Michael Beasley in Bramlage Coliseum, Spring 2008 (K-State Athletics)
February 18, 2014 
By Mark Janssen 
 
As the saying goes, "Records are made to be broken." 

Wildcat Weekend

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February 17, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It was a busy weekend for K-State Athletics as six different Wildcat teams competed Friday through Sunday.

K-State Football Visits Discovery Center's New Exhibit

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K-State's Jake Waters greets fans during Football: The Exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas on February 8, 2014. Visitors can learn about the science, mathematics and technology of the game at the 3,000 square foot interactive display. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 16, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

While Kansas State's football season ended nearly two months ago with a bowl victory, it's just beginning at the Flint Hills Discover Center. 

Patterson Reminisces on 2004 Big 12 Championship Team

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February 15, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

When you ask K-State women's basketball head coach Deb Patterson about her 2004 Big 12 Championship winning team, her face still lights up thinking back to that special era in the program's history.

K-State Baseball Hungry for More

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February 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It still stings. 

The K-State baseball team still thinks about its 4-3 loss to Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore. It still thinks about that final inning that kept it from going to the College World Series.

Foster, Romero Among Best Ever Wildcat Freshmen

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February 13, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
To most Kansas State basketball followers, these Wildcat teams of 2013-14 are squads of the future. They are teams that will only improve, mature and get better with time. 

Bruce Weber Gives Back

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February 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Growing up, K-State men's basketball head coach Bruce Weber never flew in an airplane. His family of seven never stayed in a hotel because they just didn't have the money. 

Home Court Magic

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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 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Rivalry games don't get much better than last night's Sunflower Showdown in Bramlage Coliseum.

Sunflower Showdown, Part 2

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The K-State men's basketball team celebrates with the fans after the game against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on February 14, 2011. (By Scott Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 10, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State's done it before. 

Foster on Fire

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February 9, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Marcus Foster put on a show yesterday afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum as he opened K-State's game against No. 13/18 Texas hitting back-to-back 3-pointers followed by an alley-oop from fellow freshman Wesley Iwundu. 

A Leader Through it All

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February 8, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Thomas Gipson always knew he had what it took to be a leader. 

Wroblewski's Game to Remember

Editor's Note: In preparation for Monday's men's basketball game against Kansas, K-State Sports Extra will feature two of the great Wildcat-Jayhawk games from yesteryear this week. 

February 7, 2014 
By Mark Janssen 
 
The date was Feb. 7, 1962. The venue was Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas. 

Meet the Newest Wildcats

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February 6, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

While winter's end may seem anything but near as a blanket of snow covers Manhattan, Kan., the buzz of the upcoming football season was heard throughout all of the Vanier Football Complex yesterday morning.

Q&A with PGA Golfer and Former Wildcat Robert Streb

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February 5, 2014
By Jesse Piper

Robert Streb ranks among the greatest golfers in K-State history. During his four-year career from 2006-09, Streb earned 12 top-five finishes, was named an Honorable Mention All-American in 2009 and became just the fourth golfer in Kansas State history to qualify for the NCAA Championship when he did so as a freshman in 2006. Since graduating, Streb has competed professionally and earned his PGA Tour card in 2013 where he will continue competition at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this weekend in Pebble Beach, Calif.

1958: A Wildcat - Jayhawk Game for the Ages

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*Editor's Note: In preparation for Monday's men's basketball game against Kansas, K-State Sports Extra will feature two of the great Wildcat-Jayhawk games from yesteryear this week. 

February 4, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
The date was Feb. 3, 1958, when No. 4 Kansas State visited No. 2 Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse and came home with a 79-75 double-overtime victory over the Jayhawks. 

Craig Settles into New Role

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December 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Last year women's basketball sophomore guard Bri Craig had a lot on her plate.

Wildcat Weekend Recap

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K-State's Amina St. Hill returns a shot against Omaha in the Fall Invitational at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 22, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
February 2, 2014

WOMEN'S TENNIS CONTINUES WINNING STREAK

The K-State women's tennis team is now 3-1 on the season coming off of back-to-back wins over Northern Iowa and Liberty this weekend. 

Back in the Saddle

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K-State's Jacquelyn Bogstad competes in Equitation on the Flat against Oklahoma State at Timbercreek Stables in Manhattan, Kansas on November 5, 2010. (Photo by Scott D. Weaver)
February 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

In November, K-State equestrian hunter seat Jacquelyn Bogstad went a perfect 3-0 in Equitation on the Flat.

K-State Athletics Top Moments | January 2014

January 31, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The Wildcats kicked off 2014 in style. 

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

Hall: A K-State Great On, and Off the Court

January 30, 2014
By Mark Janssen

It's hard to believe that it's been a bit more than 40 years ago this week that David Hall soared and snagged 27 rebounds against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Unlikely Heroes

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January 29, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State men's basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid last night in Bramlage Coliseum by defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 66-58.

Fritz Enjoying New Coaching Gig

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K-State's assistant coach Steve Fritz watches Ryan Hershberger compete in the men's shot put during the Kansas Relays at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas on April 20, 2012. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 28, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
It's funny how things work out sometimes. 

Foster Adapting to Added Attention

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January 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

In a game where not much went right for K-State men's basketball, Marcus Foster stayed consistent.

New Rowing Facility is Everything K-State Hoped For

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January 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

While Pat Sweeney has seen his share of changes in his now 10 years as the head coach of K-State women's rowing, this season he has been happily celebrating the program's biggest change of all.

Freshman Force Leading the Cats

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January 25, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Leti Romero is settling into her role on the K-State women's basketball team perhaps better than anyone expected.

K-State Tennis Great Comes Home

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January 22, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Last fall, K-State women's tennis received a visit from one of the greatest tennis players in Wildcat history.

Wooldridge Changes Roles at Riverside

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January 23, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
To Jim Wooldridge, he's still coaching. 

Wildcats Enjoy Dining Like Never Before

January 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
 
K-State student-athletes now have the opportunity to dine like never before with the opening of the much-anticipated Ahearn Fund Student-Athlete Performance Table at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

1964 Purples Won with Small-Town, Blue-Collar Players

January 21, 2014
By Mark Janssen 

Jeff Simons loves this story about Kansas State's 1964 Final Four team that was recognized this past Saturday at the half of the Wildcats' game with West Virginia. 

K-State Men's Basketball Takes Flight

January 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State men's basketball team took a trip to Fort Riley on Jan. 15 to check out the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment's flight simulators.

K-State Celebrates its Wildcat Heroes

January 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

At K-State football's game against Oklahoma on Nov. 23, 2013, Overland Park, Kan., native Bob Bridgham, 67, suffered sudden cardiac arrest, and if it weren't for two special Wildcat fans and one very prepared K-State Event Staff member, Bridgham might not have made the successful recovery he did.

A Day Filled with Hoops for Bramlage Coliseum

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K-State's Wesley Iwundu lays up a shot against Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 14, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 18, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Bramlage Coliseum will see its share of action today as both the men's and women's basketball teams are set to continue Big 12 play at their home court.

The men's basketball team will tip off against West Virginia at 12:30 p.m., while the women's team is slated for a 7 p.m. tipoff against Iowa State.

Savatovic Making Strides with K-State Track and Field

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K-State's Sara Savatovic competes in the women's weight throw during the KSU Winter Invitational at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on December 14, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 17, 2013 
By Kelly McHugh

There is no off day, no offseason, when you're working to be the best.

Henson a K-State Star From Day-One

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Lon Kruger helps Steve Henson into his jacket during the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kansas on October 11, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 16, 2013
By Mark Janssen

The name of Steve Henson is littered over the pages of the Kansas State basketball record book:

Suttner a 7-Footer, Who Played Big

Januar 15, 2014
By Mark Janssen

Roger Suttner was a Kansas State first.

Home Sweet Home

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Oklahoma's head coach and former K-State head coach Lon Kruger, talks with Steven Pledger during a timeout against K-State at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 28, 2012. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

January 14, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

For Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger, being back at his alma mater is always special.

Q&A with K-State Men's Basketball Senior Shane Southwell

January 13, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

K-State Sports Extra will highlight a K-State student-athlete each month through the monthly Q&A Sports Extra special. This month we have featured K-State men's basketball senior forward Shane Southwell.

"Put This Game Behind Us"

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January 12, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Regardless of where you play, winning on the road in the Big 12 is tough.

Wildcats Look Forward to Sunflower Showdown

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K-State's Will Spradling drives up the court against Kansas' Perry Ellis at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 22, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
January 11, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The No. 25 K-State Wildcats (12-3, 2-0 Big 12) will head down I-70 this afternoon for a matchup against the 18th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (10-4, 1-0 Big 12). 

Former Wildcat Makes Appearance on ABC's Shark Tank

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Former Wildcat football player Thomas Hill displays a Bounce Boot Camp obstacle on ABC's Shark Tank. Hill will be on tonight's episode of the show airing tonight at 8 p.m. CT. (All photos credited to the Bounce Bootcamp Facebook Page)

December 10, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

Former K-State football tight end Thomas Hill will have the opportunity of a lifetime for any business entrepreneur tonight.

Meet Bruce Weber, Part II

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January 9, 2013
By Mark Janssen 
 
As introduced in Tuesday's K-State Sports Extra, yours truly recently picked up the book "Bruce Weber: Through My Eyes," by Mark Tupper, which was a writing that detailed the historic 2004-05 season by the Weber-led University of Illinois basketball team that finished with a 37-2 record. 

Southwell Ready for Road Ahead

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January 8, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

The last three-plus years have been a journey for K-State men's basketball senior forward Shane Southwell.