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NCAA College Football 2016: Jerry Kill Lands at Kansas State and Other Thoughts

This story has a happy ending. Jerry Kill had to leave his post as the head coach at Minnesota due to health reasons and reoccurring seizures. That may have ended his career on the sideline, but it hasn’t taken completely away from the game or college athletics. According to The Sporting News, Kill has agreed to become the associate athletic director and chief administrator...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill named Associate Athletic Director at Kansas State

Jerry, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Minnesota anymore. Indeed, former Minnesota Golden Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill has returned to his home state of Kansas to take on an associate athletic director position at Kansas State University. Kill retired from his head coaching position in Minnesota in the middle of last season, citing health issues related to epilepsy. ...
Via EndZoneScore
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas State hires ex-Gophers coach Jerry Kill in AD role

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State has hired former Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill as an associate athletic director, where he will work closely with coach Bill Snyder's football program. Kill grew up in Kansas and was a high school coach in Missouri before becoming a college coach at Pittsburg (Kan.) State and Emporia State. But he made his name at Northern Illinois and Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

K-State hires ex-Gophers coach Jerry Kill to support Snyder

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State has hired former Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill as an associate athletic director, where he will work closely with coach Bill Snyder's football program.Kill grew up in Kansas and was a high school coach in Missouri before becoming a college coach at Pittsburg (Kan.) State and Emporia State. But he made his name at Northern Illinois and Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Retired Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill takes administrative job at Kansas State

Seven months after retiring as the University of Minnesota’s football coach due to health concerns, Jerry Kill has been hired as Kansas State University’s associate athletics director for administration.Kill, 54, led the Gophers for four-plus seasons before stepping down in late October. Throughout his tenure, he battled a seizure disorder that saw him collapse on the sideline...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Kill joins Kansas State in non-coaching role

During the 2015 college football season, Jerry Kill stepped down from his role as Minnesota head coach due to health concerns. Nearly seven months later, he is back in the game of football in a slightly different role as his last. It was reported on Tuesday that Kill has accepted a role with the Kansas State Wildcats as their associate athletic director of administration, working...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan talks up Baby Gronk

As the NFL Draft wound down last Saturday, Bills coach Rex Ryan picked up the phone and made a call to Kansas State fullback/tight end Glenn Gronkowski. Ryan wanted Gronkowski to know the Bills wanted him, and not just for his last name. “I recruited him, there’s no question,” Ryan said at the Bills rookie…
Via Pro Football Talk
22 days ago

Glenn Gronkowski calls himself ‘more intelligent’ than Rob

After spending three years with Kansas State as a fullback, Glenn Gronkowski now joins brother Rob in the NFL. Getting passed up in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills recently signed Gronkowski to their squad. Not afraid to throw his big brother under the bus, Glenn says he’s “a little more tame and a little more intelligent” than Rob is, according to Tyler Dunne of The...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Glenn Gronkowski Talks About His Experience Leading Up to the 2016 NFL Draft

Rob Gronkowski consistently makes headlines with his incredible play on the field and smooth dance moves in the clubs. But this weekend belongs to Glenn Gronkowski, or Baby Gronk as the Gronkowski brothers call him, since he is likely to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. Glenn played at Kansas State University as a fullback. He gained national attention with his Senior Bowl performance...
Via Stack
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Youngest Gronkowski brother signs with the Bills

There’s another Gronkowski in the AFC East. Glenn Gronkowski, a former Kansas State fullback, agreed to terms as an undrafted free agent with the Bills. Glenn is the youngest brother in the Gronkowski family, which includes Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski as well as Dan and Chris, both of whom had short NFL careers.…
Via Pro Football Talk
27 days ago

Rob Gronkowski's reaction to brother Glenn joining Bills is so Gronk

Glenn Gronkowski, fullback from Kansas State and brother to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, joined the Bills as an undrafted free agent on Saturday. Not only does that make Glenn the fourth brother in the Gronkowski family to sign with an NFL team, it also means that the 23-year-old Buffalo, New York, native gets to stay close to home. True to his social form, Rob tweeted out...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Last Kansas State fan with hand on Bill Snyder wins free trip to Stanford game

With another football season just around the corner, Kansas State is giving fans a chance to win a trip to their opener versus Stanford. The catch? They’ll have to hang on for dear life. The Wildcats announced an endurance contest on Thursday in which 80 student ticket-holders will compete to win an all-expense paid ticket to Stanford. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the students...
Via The Comeback
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Kansas State OT Cody Whitehair

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Kansas State OT Cody Whitehair appeared first on Steelers Depot by Luc Polglaze...
Via Steelers Depot
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State’s Bill Synder Has Joined Twitter

If there is one college football coach that you’d guess would never join Twitter, it’d probably be longtime Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder. Not even the 76-year old Snyder could resist the social network forever, though. Today, he…or more likely, a Kansas State staffer…launched his official Twitter account: @CoachBillSnyder. So very proud of the young men in our program...
Via College Spun
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State extends contract of AD John Currie

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State has signed athletic director John Currie to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 academic year, a deal that keeps his salary unchanged but includes $700,000 in retention bonuses. The school announced the agreement Friday. Currie will make $775,000 in annual salary, but will receive retention bonuses of $100,000 in 2017, $275,000 in 2021 and...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State gives AD John Currie 2-year contract extension

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State has signed athletic director John Currie to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 academic year, a deal that keeps his salary unchanged but includes $700,000 in retention bonuses. The school announced the agreement Friday. Currie will make $775,000 in annual salary, but will receive retention bonuses of $100,000 in 2017, $275,000 in...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Arkansas AD Trolls LSU, Missouri With “Defending Our Borders” Photo

Arkansas football had a solid season in 2015, compiling an 8-5 record and a Liberty Bowl victory over Kansas State. The Razorbacks also won both of their border-related rivalry games – over LSU and Missouri. Wednesday, school AD Jeff Long trolled the two schools, tweeting a photo of a display that Arkansas now has dedicated to the wins. It includes both the Golden Boot and the...
Via College Spun
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Seldom-used K-State freshman transferring to Florida juco

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State forward Ron Freeman has elected to transfer after seeing little action as a freshman.Wildcats coach Bruce Weber announced the decision Tuesday.The 6-foot-5 Freeman appeared in only 11 games, averaging less than one point and one rebound, and intends to sign a letter of intent with Northwest Florida State College when the spring signing period opens...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State freshman Freeman transferring to Florida juco

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State forward Ron Freeman has elected to transfer after seeing little action as a freshman. Wildcats coach Bruce Weber announced the decision Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 Freeman only appeared in 11 games, averaging less than one point and one rebound, and intends to sign a letter of intent with Northwest Florida State College when the spring signing period...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Draft This Guy: Cody Whitehair, Guard, Kansas State

I am not going to spend much time over the next mont breaking down which college players is going to go where. Frankly, I don’t care that much. Instead I’m going to write about college players I really like. Cody Whitehair might be my favorite player in this year’s draft. From NFL.com: Four-­year starter voted team captain in 2015. Tireless worker bee in the weight room and...
Via Da Bears Blog
March 28, 2016

Glenn Gronkowski Ready For Beach Volleyball After Long Day Of Working Out (Video)

Pretty soon there likely will be another Gronkowski in the NFL. But before Glenn Gronkowski suits up in the pros, the fullback still has some work to do. The new Gronk has spent the past three months in Miami, where he is training ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft. But it isn’t all work for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s younger brother, though. The former Kansas...
Via NESN.com
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

K-State's Boozer to be enshrined in college hoops Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas State's Bob Boozer is part of an eight-member class that includes Georgia standout Dominique Wilkins and Doug Collins of Illinois State that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November.Boozer, a native of Omaha, played for the Wildcats from 1956-59 and was a two-time All-American. He led Kansas State to the Final Four...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State gets 1st NCAA tournament win since 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Kansas State second-year coach Jeff Mittie entered the year hoping to move the program forward. He and the Wildcats took a big step in that direction Friday with their first NCAA Tournament in four years. Megan Deines had 14 points, 11 in the second half, to help No. 9 seed Kanas State rally past eighth-seeded George Washington 56-51. The Wildcats will face...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Daines lifts Kansas State to 56-51 NCAA Tournament win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Megan Daines scored 11 of her 14 points in the second half including the go-ahead foul shot as No. 9 seed Kansas State rallied past eighth-seeded George Washington 56-51 in a women's NCAA Tournament first-round game Friday. The Wildcats (19-12) used a 14-5 burst in the third quarter including her foul shot for Kansas State's first lead of the game, 39-38, with...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas St.-George Washington Preview

Kansas State let out a collective sigh of relief when its name finally popped up on the screen. The Wildcats, losers of their last three as part of a late-season swoon, were heading to the NCAA Tournament. That's a far different feeling from what George Washington experienced after winning its second straight Atlantic 10 tournament and securing an automatic bid. The way coach...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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