KANSAS STATE WILDCATS NEWS

Bill Snyder announces he has been diagnosed with throat cancer

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.Snyder, 77, said in a statement that he has been receiving treatment for three weeks now and is doing “very well.” Doctors have given Snyder positive news and he indicated he has still been able to keep up with his offseason responsibilities for the Wildcats. Snyder has been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder diagnosed with throat cancer

Beloved Kansas State coach Bill Snyder announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has been receiving treatment. “I have been diagnosed with throat cancer and have been receiving outpatient treatment at the KU Medical Center for about three weeks and am getting along very well. The doctors and staffs at both KU Med and M.D. Anderson (in Houston, Texas) have...
Via The Comeback
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Heisman finalist Klein returns to K-State as assistant

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein is returning to Kansas State as an assistant coach. The former star quarterback will coach the same position with the Wildcats after spending last season as the quarterbacks coach at Northern Iowa. Klein was director of recruiting operations, a quality control coach and offensive graduate assistant at Kansas State after...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Heisman finalist Collin Klein returns to K-State as assistant

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein is returning to Kansas State as an assistant coach. The former star quarterback will coach the same position with the Wildcats after spending last season as the quarterbacks coach at Northern Iowa. Klein was director of recruiting operations, a quality control coach and offensive graduate assistant at Kansas State after...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Welcome home: Klein joins K-State staff as assistant coach

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein is returning to Kansas State as an assistant coach. The former star quarterback will coach the same position with the Wildcats after spending last season as the quarterbacks coach at Northern Iowa. Klein was director of recruiting operations, a quality control coach and offensive graduate assistant at Kansas State after his...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas State president asks fans to stop vulgar chants

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) The president of Kansas State has asked Wildcat basketball fans to stop using vulgar chants targeted at the Kansas Jayhawks when the rivals meet in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2lQLZEl ) reports that Kansas State President Richard Myers spoke out against the chants Wednesday in a letter to the public posted on the university's website...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

K-State president seeks end to Wildcats fans' vulgar chants

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The president of Kansas State has asked Wildcat basketball fans to stop using vulgar chants targeted at the Kansas Jayhawks when the rivals meet in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas State President Richard Myers spoke out against the chants Wednesday in a letter to the public posted on the university's website. He described the chants as...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

K-State falls to West Virginia 66-59 as Big 12 struggles continue

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Chania Ray and Lanay Montgomery had double-doubles and West Virginia held on to defeat No. 24 Kansas State 66-59 on Wednesday night despite blowing most of a 19-point lead. Ray had 14 points and 10 assists and Montgomery had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers (18-8, 6-8 Big 12). Katina Pardee hit four 3-pointers and also had 14 points. West Virginia...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson's tip in sends Kansas State over Texas 64-61

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) D.J. Johnson tipped in a miss by Kamau Stokes with 1.6 seconds left, then made a free throw to send Kansas State to a 64-61 win over Texas on Saturday that snapped the Wildcats' three-game losing streak. Johnson's tip came after Kansas State had called a timeout with 8 seconds left to set up a final play. Stokes, who had 14 points, drove to about 12 feet for...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Longhorns lose tough battle against K-State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- D.J. Johnson tipped in a miss by Kamau Stokes with 1.6 seconds left, then made a free throw to send Kansas State to a 64-61 win over Texas on Saturday that snapped the Wildcats' three-game losing streak. Johnson's tip came after Kansas State had called a timeout with 8 seconds left to set up a final play. Stokes, who had 14 points, drove to about 12 feet for...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson's late heroics lift Kansas State to 64-61 win over Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- D.J. Johnson tipped in a miss by Kamau Stokes with 1.6 seconds left, then made a free throw to send Kansas State to a 64-61 win over Texas on Saturday that snapped the Wildcats' three-game losing streak. Johnson's tip came after Kansas State had called a timeout with eight seconds left to set up a final play. Stokes, who had 14 points, drove to about 12 feet for...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas State women win 20th game, beat No. 16 Oklahoma 79-71

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Karyla Middlebrook scored 19 points, Breanna Lewis added 18 and Kansas State held off No. 16 Oklahoma's late rally for a 79-71 victory on Tuesday night. Kansas State (20-8, 10-6 Big 12) has 20 wins for the first time since the 2011-12 season, including coach Jeff Mittie's three seasons with the Wildcats. Oklahoma (21-7, 12-4 Big 12) had its five-game win streak...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas State suffers 81-51 loss to Oklahoma as tailspin continues

NORMAN, Okla. -- As usual, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger deflected credit for a major accomplishment. Khadeem Lattin had 17 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to help the Sooners roll past Kansas State 81-51 for Kruger's 600th career win. Kruger became the 33rd coach to win at least 600 Division I games. Instead of soaking in the attention, he focused on his team finally earning a...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 12 Texas women beat No. 24 Kansas State for No. 2 seed

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Joyner Holmes scored 17 points, Lashann Higgs added 16 and No. 12 Texas beat No. 24 Kansas State 69-61 on Monday night to secure No. 2 seed in the Big 12 Conference Tournament. Kelsey Lang hit a baseline jumper with 1:57 to go for a 61-54 lead and she fouled out 13 seconds later. Then Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau picked up her fifth foul with 1:22 left, but Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas State AD John Currie leaving for Tennessee

According to multiple reports, John Currie is leaving as AD at Kansas State and will be taking over the same role at the University of Tennessee. Curry has been the athletics director at Kansas State since May of 2009.  The Wildcats have had plenty of athletic success under Currie, including team Big 12 Championships in football (2012), men’s basketball (2013) and baseball (2013...
Via Heartland College Sports
29 days ago

Tennessee hires Kansas State's Currie as athletic director

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has hired John Currie from Kansas State to replace Dave Hart as the Volunteers' athletic director. The school officially announced the hiring Tuesday. A press conference to introduce Currie is scheduled for Thursday. Currie was hired as Kansas State's AD in May 2009. Before taking the job at Kansas State, he worked at Tennessee in various capacities...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Tennessee hires Kansas State's Currie as AD

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says Tennessee has hired John Currie from Kansas State to replace Dave Hart as the Volunteers' athletic director. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the hire hasn't been announced yet. Currie was hired as Kansas State's AD in May 2009. Before taking the job at Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas State Says Goodbye To John Currie

plus basketball news, and football notes. Previously Yesterday was a pretty big day, huh? In case you missed it, John Currie accepted a position at Tennessee to become their new director of athletics. Greg Woods provided us with the immediate report. Greg also provided us with a preview of tonight’s match-up against TCU. More on that later. Athletic Department I don’t...
Via Bring on the Cats
28 days ago

Kansas State still on NCAA bubble after 75-74 win at TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Wesley Iwundu scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds in his record 119th career start for Kansas State, and the Wildcats held on to beat TCU 75-74 on Wednesday night in a matchup of teams considered to be on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Dean Wade had 20 points for the Wildcats (18-12, 7-10), who had lost eight of their previous 10 games. The tournament chances...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

New Tennessee athletic director Currie gets five-year deal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) New Tennessee athletic director John Currie has a five-year contract worth at least $900,000 annually with opportunities for raises and additional bonuses. Currie was hired Tuesday to replace Dave Hart, who announced in August he plans to step down. Currie, who has been Kansas State's athletic director since 2009, held his introductory press conference at...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech struggles in road loss to Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- D.J. Johnson didn't want his final game in Bramlage Coliseum to be a defeat. He doesn't want his final game to be in the NIT, either. So, the senior forward for Kansas State responded to a backs-against-the-wall game against Texas Tech on Saturday with 19 points, leading the mercurial bubble-dwelling Wildcats to a 61-48 victory that gave their NCAA Tournament...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis, Wallace lead Baylor past Kansas St. in Big 12 semis

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Nina Davis scored 24 to help No. 2 Baylor defeat No. 24 Kansas State 88-71 on Sunday in the Big 12 women's semifinals. Kristy Wallace set a tournament record with 15 assists, and Alexis Prince and Kalani Brown each added 18 for Baylor. The Lady Bears will seek their seventh straight tournament title when they play the winner of the Texas-West Virginia game on...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baylor Basketball (W): Big 12 Tournament Postgame vs. Kansas State

Postgame comments from Head Coach Kim Mulkey, Senior Nina Davis, and Sophomore Kalani Brown following the Lady Bears 88-71 victory over Kansas State in the Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament.
Via Baylor Bears Athletics
24 days ago  |  Discuss

K-State's interim AD takes over department at crossroads

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Laird Veatch remembers driving to football practice with Kirby Hocutt near the end of their senior year at Kansas State, and they began to discuss what they would do after college. The seed was planted in both their minds that day to pursue a career in athletic administration, and Hocutt was the first to land a top job, at Ohio. He would later become athletic...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

K-State interim AD may face some big decisions soon

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Laird Veatch remembers driving to football practice with Kirby Hocutt near the end of their senior year at Kansas State, and they began to discuss what they would do after college. The seed was planted in both their minds that day to pursue a career in athletic administration, and Hocutt was the first to land a top job, at Ohio. He would later become athletic director...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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