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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.

Powercat Auction Reaches New Levels

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K-State's assistant athletic director Lon Floyd auctions items during the Ahearn Fund's 30th Annual Powercat Auction at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on April 25, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 5, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

On Friday, April 25, Ahearn Fund members from all over the nation gathered in Bramlage Coliseum for the 30th Annual Powercat Auction.

Career Cats Provides Bright Future for Student-Athletes

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K-State student-athletes have lunch with potential employers during the Career Cat Luncheon at the West Stadium Center in Manhattan, Kansas on April 28, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)
May 4, 2014 
By Kelly McHugh

On the playing field, K-State student-athletes are fierce competitors always working hard to represent their school in the best way possible. 

KC Catbackers Celebrate K-State Football

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The Kansas City Catbackers celebrated Family Fun Night at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea Lawrence)

May 3, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The Kansas City Catbackers gathered in Kansas City's Sporting Park on April 30 to celebrate K-State Football at its Family Fun Night.

Streb Closing in on First PGA Title

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Aug 16, 2013; Greensboro, NC, USA; Robert Streb stands on the 14th green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. (Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports)

May 2, 2014
By Mark Janssen

Robert Streb admits, "It's crazy, isn't it?"

K-State Sports Extra | Top Moments April 2014

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May 1, 2014
By Kelly McHugh 

This year just continues to get better and better, and from big-time individual performances to an exciting announcement about the future of K-State Athletics; April was an exciting month for to be a Wildcat. 

Dykmann Finds New, Exciting Team Atmosphere in K-State Rowing

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K-State Rowing's 1st Varsity 8 compete in the Sunflower Showdown on March 29, 2014 (Photo by: Scott Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 30, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Rower Noelle Dykmann didn't quite know what she was getting herself into.

Wilson Still Has Passion for Game of Ball and Bat

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April 29, 2014
By Mark Janssen

If one was to name the most successful baseball coaches in Kansas State history, it's likely the name of current coach Brad Hill would be mentioned, or perhaps Bob Brasher, who skippered the Wildcats in the 1960s and early-1970s, or perhaps Mike Clark, who had a 17-year run as coach of the Purples.

Sproles, Newman Reminisce on Wildcat Past

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Cincinnati Bengals' cornerback and former K-State standout Terence Newman takes a selfie with K-State's athletic director John Currie, K-State president Kirk Schulz, and Philadelphia Eagles' running back and former K-State standout Darren Sproles before the Purple and White Spring Game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 26, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 28, 2014
By Kelly McHugh 

With the announcement of the new Vanier Football Complex and the North End Zone Project during K-State's spring game on Saturday afternoon, Wildcat fans had the opportunity to look forward into the future of K-State football. 

Spring Football at its Finest

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K-State's Jake Waters helps Kaiden Schroeder, 8 years old, run for a touchdown during the Purple and White Spring Game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 26, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 27, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Yesterday afternoon, football was back in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. 

Back in the Bill

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April 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

It's been a long winter, but after nearly four months of slumber, the gates of Bill Snyder Family Stadium will finally reopen and the stadium will come alive again for the annual Purple vs. White Spring Game this afternoon at 1:10 p.m.

Part II: Randall Makes The Show

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April 25, 2014
By Mark Janssen

It was on Tuesday that K-State Sports Extra introduced you to Bobby Randall out of small-town Gove, Kan., who arrived at Kansas State on a partial basketball, partial baseball scholarship in the mid-1960s.

Wildcats Set for Conference Tournaments

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K-State's Daniel Wood chips to the green during the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate at Colbert Hills Golf Club in Manhattan, Kansas on October 1, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Three K-State teams will head to Texas this week for its respective Big 12 Conference championships with women's tennis traveling to Fort Worth, men's golf traveling to Trinity and women's golf traveling to Austin.

An Exciting Evening for K-State Baseball

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K-State baseball stands at attention with its partner unit from Fort Riley, Kan., the 2-16 Infantry Regiment, before its game against CSU Bakersfield on April 22. (Photos by Kelly McHugh)

April 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

With warm weather and sunny skies, last night was a beautiful night for baseball in Tointon Family Stadium. 

Part I: Randall Born to be a Wildcat

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April 22, 2014
By Mark Janssen 
 
Bobby Randall laughs when he says that the only time he was a big man on campus might have been when at the little community of Gove. 

McGruder Enjoys Life Overseas

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K-State's Rodney McGruder dunks against TCU at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on March 5, 2013. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Former Wildcat men's basketball star Rodney McGruder (2009-13) is enjoying life, and basketball, in Hungary.

Currie Receives Military Award for Ft. Riley Partnership

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K-State director of Military Affairs Art DeGroat, K-State president Dr. Kirk Schulz, 1st Infantry Division Major General Paul Funk, K-State Human Ecology's Dr. Briana Nelson-Goff, Director of McCain Auditorium Todd Holmberg, K-State associate professor Daryl Youngman and K-State athletics director John Currie pose for a photo after receiving the Department of the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award.

April 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

Growing up, K-State Athletics Director John Currie idolized his grandfather.

K-State Sports Extra Q&A With Petra Niedermayerova

April 19, 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 feature student-athlete is K-State tennis senior Petra Niedermayerova.

Wildcats Strive for Consistency in Spring Practices

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By Kelly McHugh

Among all things discussed at this week's K-State football press conference with head coach Bill Snyder, the common theme of consistency, regardless of which position group he spoke about, was among the most important. Though the Wildcats are through nine of the 15 allotted spring practices, Snyder hopes that in this final week before the Purple/White Spring Game, the consistency from his players will only continue to grow.

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.