Kansas State Opens Training Camp

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State football program begins preparations for its 112th season of intercollegiate football and its second under head coach Ron Prince on Friday.


Kansas State returns a total of 49 lettermen (22-offense/25-defense/2-specialist), including 30 who made at least one start last year, for the 2007 season. Seven of the Wildcats’ returnees started at least half of the Cats’ 13 games on offense a year ago, with six starting at least seven games on defense.


Still, a number of intriguing position battles are expected to unfold during training camp, with heated competition expected along the offensive line, at the wide receiver spot and at place kicker.


The first opportunity for the general public to see the 2007 Wildcats will be on Saturday, August 4, as players and coaches will be available for autographs along the concourse of Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The autograph session for fans will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. and will be in conjunction with Media Day activities.


Kansas State will hold two open practices during training camp as the Cats travel to Olathe and the College Boulevard Activities Center for a workout on August 11. The practice is open to the general public and will run from 2-4 p.m.


Also, K-State will hold its final open practice of the fall on August 18 with a workout at Bill Snyder Family Stadium from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.


The Wildcats will open their 2007 season Saturday, Sept. 1, when K-State travels to No. 14 Auburn for a nationally-televised game on ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. CT.