Posted October 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
Charlie Weis wanted to give his team a lesson in the Sunflower Showdown ahead of his first game against Kansas State, so the new Kansas coach figured he'd better bone up on it himself. ''I had to go back and find out all about the Governor's Cup,'' Weis said this week, ''see how this has all gone, and read about how it used to be the Governor's Trophy.'' He read about the recent history, too. While Kansas owns a decisive advantage in a series that stretches to 1902, the Wildcats have dominated it for more than two decades, ever since the arrival of Bill Snyder in Manhattan prior to the 1989 season. There was a stretch of 11 straight victories, and currently three in a row. ''Any time you play an in-state rival, there's something to play for, and the players have to understand there's something to play for,'' Weis said. ''Since Coach Snyder has gotten to K-State, things have gone big-time their way. He...
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