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Kansas State Athletics, 1915-16: John Bender and Wildcats for a season

New traditions, some maintained and others delayed. With Guy Lowman stepping aside, a new face arrived in Manhattan. John “Chief” Bender, a burly Nebraskan who’d starred at halfback for the Huskers at the start of the century, took over the reins of the football and baseball squads. Bender should not be confused with the major league baseball player of the same nickname, whose...
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7 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1914-15: Lowman’s end

The athletic program overall hit its lowest ebb of the pre-World War II era. The second turn through the Missouri Valley was even worse than the first for the KSAC Aggies, and it would have dire consequences. The season kicked off with a 15-0 home win over Southwestern, but a 0-0 tie with Emporia Normal a week later was a harbinger of what was to come. Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri...
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8 days ago

Three more BatCats drafted and a few other things

Three more Wildcats selected in the MLB Draft, our countdowns continue, and a few other notes. Baseball The 2017 MLB Draft wrapped up yesterday, and on the final day of the draft three current Wildcats and at least one K-State signee heard their name called by MLB teams. Joining Jordan Floyd, who was drafted in the 10th round on Tuesday: K-State 2016 & 2017 home run leader...
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8 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1913-14: entering the Missouri Valley Conference

Basketball stays above water, but football and baseball suffer. With the dawn of the 1913-14 academic year came official membership in the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, alongside Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa State, Drake, and Washington (MO). It would be a rough introduction, although their conference schedule was severely limited. The season started...
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8 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1912-13: one last trip around the KCAC

With a move to the big time looming, the Aggies plowed Kansas. The 1912-13 academic year would be the final year before KSAC finally joined the big time, as their application to join the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association was approved. However, they would not officially begin play in the conference until 1913. So there was really nothing else to do on the way out...
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9 days ago

Prospect Watch: Wesley Iwundu of Kansas State

The NBA Draft is approaching next week so we have come to our penultimate prospect to watch heading into June 22. This week it’s Kansas State’s Wesley Iwundu, who has been gaining some steam with his workouts and has been the subject of some NBA Draft Twitter talk as people like him as a second round pick. Here are some of his measurables: 6’7”, 205 pounds 7’1” wingspan...
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9 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1911-12: the Guy Lowman era begins

Ahearn stepped aside, but things kept rolling. Guy Lowman took over the reins of KSAC athletics in the wake of Mike Ahearn’s retirement. Lowman, who had spent a year in Warrensburg as head man and a season at Missouri as an assistant, had been hired by Alabama in 1910. After only one year in Tuscaloosa, KSAC hired away the Springfield (Mass.) graduate. Lowman was, initially, unable...
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9 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1910-11: goodbye, Mike Ahearn

An argument for a national championship He’d been talked out of retiring immediately following the end of the previous season, but Mike Ahearn was adamant: 1910 was the last hurrah. He had coached all three major squads on campus to stellar seasons, but he was saving the best for last. Coming off a six-game winning streak to end 1909, the Aggies started the season off with a first...
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10 days ago

K-State freshman receives All-American nod

Another week, another All-American team for Brennan Garnes, plus a new member of Kansas State’s golf team. Previously The long dark off-season is now in full force, but we soldier on here at Bring on the Cats. First up, BracketCat continued his look at the football roster marking day 82, with number 82: Chabastin Taylor. Jon continued his look back at the history of sport at...
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10 days ago

Meet Kansas State’s Third Commit for 2018

Kansas State won again over Kansas, securing a verbal commit from De La Salle high school safety Lance Robinson Late Saturday night while I was watching ZZ Top and Jimmy Buffett play to a beach party atmosphere in Frisco, TX, Kansas State was once again beating Kansas. This time they beat the Jayhawks on the recruiting trail securing the verbal commitment from Lance Robinson Jr....
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10 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1909-10: quiet dominance

Football and baseball posted elite results, and basketball suddenly got better The scheduled eased up a bit in 1909, with Oklahoma jettisoned from the program. The idolization of Mike Ahearn continued unabated; there was actually a movement on campus to get him to run for governor, a movement which was completely oblivious to the impact such a thing would have on, you know, KSAC...
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10 days ago

WATCH: NBA Draft Prospect: Wesley Iwundu Lakers Interview (Forward, Kansas St.)

The Los Angeles Lakers worked out Kansas State’s Wesley Iwundu on Monday morning who spent the last four seasons with the Wildcats. Iwundu closed out his career with Kansas State with back-to-back third team All-Big 12 selections and quite a resume of school records. Iwundu became the first Wildcat in school history to record at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas State athletics, 1908-09: the first road trip outside Kansas

Every Aggie team had a winning season. It was perhaps instructive as to the importance of Mike Ahearn to the student population of Kansas State Agricultural College that not only was the 1909 yearbook dedicated to him, but the two-page article discussing the football team’s season mentioned no name other than the beloved head coach. Well, if Mike Ahearn was responsible for everything...
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11 days ago

Welcome to Monday, Wildcats

Sports are over for K-State until August, but let’s not despair Previously Jon did work yesterday, first recapping the final day of NCAA Track & Field action from Saturday in Sunday’s Slate (yes, we don’t normally link Slates in Slates (#inception), but the recap is totally worth it). The biggest news, sophomore (SOPHOMORE!!) Shadae Lawrence continued her dominance of...
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11 days ago

2017 NBA Draft: Lakers to work out Wesley Iwundu and other draft prospects Monday

Los Angeles continues to look for undervalued players. The Los Angeles Lakers announced the team would work out Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries of Kentucky, Torian Graham of Arizona State, Wesley Iwundu of Kansas State, Luke Kornet of Vanderbilt and Ben Moore of SMU Monday. Outside of Moore and Graham, all of the members of this group are ranked in DraftExpress’ top-100 prospects...
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11 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1907-08: basketball’s nadir

Football and baseball maintained their progress, though. KSAC Football took another very small step back in 1907, but it didn’t result in a losing season. Only one game was played away from home, a 29-10 loss in Lawrence to the hated Jayhawks on October 26. A puzzling loss two weeks earlier to Haskell marred the record, while a fifth-straight loss to Washburn on November 5 was...
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11 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1906-07: a conference title

Baseball claims a crown and football beats Kansas. 1906 marked the first year that Mike Ahearn was in total control of the athletic program at KSAC. Unfortunately, it would be a couple of years before he found across-the-board success. The football team took a small step back in one respect, only going 5-2 as compared to the 6-2 1905 campaign. But that was largely a result of dropping...
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12 days ago

Kansas State’s Shadae Lawrence wins women’s discus, women finish 9th

All the details on the women’s track final, and a new Wildcat commit too! Previously BracketCat made up for being unable to give you a Friday countdown post by covering day 85 early yesterday with a profile of DE/TE Spencer Misko, and then got back on track with #84, tight end Matt Jones. Meanwhile, your March Through Time also continues, covering the Mike Ahearn’s 1904-05...
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12 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1905-06: the Ahearn era truly begins

Basketball returns to the calendar, too. While retaining control of the KSAC baseball program, Mike Ahearn took over at the helm of the football operation as well. The results were immediate and stunning. The season began with a 20-0 win at home over Ottawa. A 12-5 loss to Washburn followed, but then the Aggies started winning. On the road at Kansas Wesleyan, KSAC notched a 24-0...
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12 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1904-05: the revolving door finally breaks

Another six-game skid ushered in an era of stability. For the third consecutive year, a recent graduate of Northwestern University traveled to Manhattan to take the reins of the KSAC football squad. This time, it was Reuben Booth, a former third baseman in Evanston who brought his mathematics degree to KSAC to serve as a professor. His tenure began on a bright note, the Aggies crushing...
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13 days ago

Kansas State’s Wesley Iwundu works out with Atlanta Hawks

Regarded as arguably the best senior in the 2017 NBA Draft Wesley Iwundu has officially been linked to the Atlanta Hawks. The shooting guard out of Kansas State was one of the prospects that worked out with the Hawks on Friday per Chris Vivlamore. Wesley Iwundu, Kansas State senior shooting guard, worked out for Hawks […] Kansas State’s Wesley Iwundu works out with Atlanta Hawks...
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13 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1903-04: a misleading record

Baseball continued to be decent, while football gave false hope. In 1902, Cyrus Dietz had overseen a horrific season while his older brother was running the sideline at Drake University in Des Moines. In 1903, the elder Dietz took over in Manhattan, and at first glance appeared to have done some good. G.O. Dietz, born Godlove Orth, was four years older than Cyrus. G.O. delayed his...
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13 days ago

Kansas State athletics, 1902-03: Basketball!

It was awful, but it was finally on campus. The fall of 1902 brought yet another new face to the KSAC Aggie sideline. Cyrus Dietz, fresh with his law degree from Northwestern after four years on the team and two as a captain, arrived in Manhattan to try to make something happen. Something happened, all right. Something bad. The season started with two games on the road, both 16...
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14 days ago

Know your Track Star: Christoff Bryan

He’s keeping #HighJumpU alive this season We are #HighJumpU is a near-constant refrain for Kansas State, but at the West Preliminaries in Austin this year, we almost weren’t. With the women eliminated from NCAA high jump competition, it was up to the men to save face. Junior Christoff Bryan came through big time for the Wildcats. He finished first in the qualifying and punched...
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14 days ago

Know your Track Stars: 4x100 relay team

These four women are among the most accomplished Wildcat track stars ever Stop press edit: The 4x100 squad finished fourth in the preliminary heat, and has qualified for the finals on Saturday. Go Cats! On May 27 in Austin, Texas, the Kansas State women’s 4x100 relay team—Akia Guerrier, A’Keyla Mitchell, Ranae McKenzie, and Wurrie Njadoe—made history. The four sprinters...
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14 days ago
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