Wildcats Begin Spring Football

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Fresh off a six-win season and several months of offseason conditioning work, the Kansas State football team will hit the practice field for the first time this spring today with the first of 14 workouts leading up to the April 24 Purple/White game.

K-State returns 40 lettermen and 12 total starters from last year's 6-6 squad and will look to continue to make strides under head coach Bill Snyder, who is in his 19th season overall at Kansas State and second since returning from a three-year retirement.

The Wildcats finished 4-4 in Big 12 Conference play in 2009 and were one win shy of advancing to the Big 12 Championship game. K-State will be led in 2010 by All-American and Doak Walker Award candidate Daniel Thomas at running back and safety Tysyn Hartman, an All-Big 12 performer on the field and an Academic All-District selection for his work in the classroom.

All tickets to the spring game, which kicks at 6:10 p.m., are priced at $5 and may be purchased beginning 10 a.m. Thursday at www.k-statesports.com, in person at the K-State Athletics Ticket Office or via phone at 1-800-221-CATS.

Season tickets for an exciting 2010 home schedule are also on sale as numerous options are available with incentives to purchase early, including the End Zone Fun Zone 4-Pack season tickets for only $599 if ordered prior to April 30 and a free gift for those who renew their season tickets by April 9. To view the entire menu of ticket options and to purchase tickets, visit www.k-statesports.com or call 1-800-221-CATS.

"As part of our commitment to having the best fan experience in the Big 12, we want to offer price levels and options to fit every budget and family schedule," Athletics Director John Currie said. "We encourage fans to be a part of the excitement this fall and take advantage of these early offers as we look forward to one of the most exciting home schedules in school history."

Kansas State will also hold three spring football news conferences leading up to the April 24 Purple/White game, beginning Monday at 12 p.m. Head coach Bill Snyder will address the media until 12:30 p.m. while requested players will be available from 12:30 p.m.- 1 p.m.

Other press conference dates include Monday, April 12 and April 19. All news conferences will be held in the Big 8 Room of the Vanier Complex and can be seen live at www.k-statesports.com.