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At age 74, Bill Synder can definitely be classified as an old school football coach. Snider has amassed 178 victories in 22 seasons as head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats and he has seen the college football landscape change tremendously during that time. Quite frankly, Snider is not a fan of what college athletics has become."We're all about dollars and cents. The concept of college football no longer has any bearing on the quality of the person, the quality of students. Universities are selling themselves out."Snider also said that he believes education has taken a backseat."It's no longer about education," Snyder said. "We've sold out to the cameras over there, and TV has made its way, and I don't fault TV. I don't fault whoever broadcasts games. They have to make a living and that's what they do, but athletics -- that's it. It's sold out."Snider knows first-hand how much money schools are investing in facilities. Kansas State recently underwent a $90 million renovation on its own stadium with another $65 million scheduled to begin after the season. The old ball coach thinks there is something wrong with that."Everybody is building Taj Mahals," Snyder said, "and I think it sends the message -- and young people today I think are more susceptible to the downside of that message, and that it's not about education. We're saying it is, but it's really about the glitz and the glitter, and I think sometimes values get distorted that way. I hate to think a young guy would make a decision about where he's going to get an education based on what a building looks like."Via Eye on College Football
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Looks like the Kansas State football team to a tip from the NFL and gave the freshmen some seriously brutal haircuts just in time for Training Camp. Hopefully the haircuts last long enough that they have to go to class with them. Damn damn damn
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With the college football regular season lurking around the corner, it’s important that teams get their freshman initiation out of the way before things get too serious. The Kansas State upperclassmen celebrated their seniority but giving the freshmen Wildcats some wild haircuts.
We have pictures (via chatsports).
No hats allowed.
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder had some harsh words for the state of college athletics during a news conference Wednesday at the team’s annual media day.
After answering a wide range of questions about the upcoming season, he voiced his displeasure on the way universities have given in to outside demands such as TV networks.
“I think we’ve sold out,” Snyder said...
To those of us in our 20s, we only know a world where Bill Snyder has been the head coach at Kansas State, or for a few years, retired. Back in the 1970s when he was rising through the coaching ranks, he served as offensive coordinator at Austin College, a small private school in Sherman, Texas with an enrollment of just over 1,200. Snyder was on the Kangaroos coaching staff from...
A few months after deciding to leave Kansas State, it appears Aderius Epps has found himself a new college football home.
While North Texas has yet to announce his addition to the roster, Epps confirmed to the Denton Chronicle that he will continue his playing career with the Mean Green. The Dallas high school product said a family health issue played a significant role in his...
It certainly won't be tough to spot a Kansas State freshman football player on campus this week. Just look for the big guys with customized hairdos.
The start of camp means initiation time for rookies around the country, and the tradition is alive and well in the Little Apple.
As you can tell from the photos below, there wasn't just hacking and buzzing going on, either...
Bill Snyder ripped the big-time nature of college athletics as Kansas State opened fall camp Wednesday, lamenting the way universities have "sold out" in search of the almighty dollar.
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Bill Snyder ripped the big-time nature of college athletics as Kansas State opened fall camp Wednesday, lamenting the way universities have "sold out" in search of the almighty dollar.
During a lengthy oratory in which the 74-year-old coach planned to discuss the upcoming season, Snyder argued that TV has assumed too much control of college sports; education...