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Kansas State stacks up on defense

Another great recruit committed to Kansas State this week, welcome defensive lineman Drew Wiley to the #Family! All Glory to God. #EMAW17 pic.twitter.com/O9H1YZvNCk — Drew Wiley (@drew5_9) July 25, 2016 It's only Wednesday and we already have exciting commitment news for Kansas State Football. Not only did K-State land Anthony Payne from Raymore-Peculiar, they also have...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 27, 2016

Kansas State Grabs Another Commit.

Another day, another recruit. Meanwhile, an old friend and football alum has an injury setback. Big news in the recruiting world yesterday, as Anthony Payne announced his commitment to Kansas State. Gracey Terrill had a chance to interview Mr. Payne for Bring on the Cats, following his announcement. In the interview we learn that, yes, other schools do bring up Coach Snyder...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 27, 2016

Kansas State Lands Anthony Payne

Another weapon for the class of 2017 commits, Anthony Payne will join the Kansas State Wildcats. I'm officially committed to Kansas State University‼️ #EMAW17 pic.twitter.com/dEd3a7VRMn — Anthony Payne9⃣9⃣ (@AnthonyPaynee) July 26, 2016 It is official, Anthony Payne has committed to Kansas State for 2017. For one, this is a young man out of the Kansas City area that...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 26, 2016

Unfinished Business

Dante Barnett returns for his senior year and he has some unfinished business to take care of. Meanwhile, the Wildcats picked up another commitment. Yesterday was dominated by BracketCats as he previewed both number 39: Austin Katsorelos, and number 38: Winston Dimel. One half. That's how long Dante Barnett's senior season lasted. But thanks to a medical...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 26, 2016

Bill Snyder Still Not Slowing Down

In 1989, Bill Snyder took on one of the biggest challenges in college football: a moribund Kansas State team with little track record of success, coming off two winless seasons. Snyder has succeeded more than anyone could have imagined, and at 76, he's still going.
Via Sports On Earth
July 26, 2016

Mike McCoy gets late Shrine Bowl invite; Tyler Wolfe gets his first hit at Class A

No expansion news this morning. /sadtrombone It’s a weird Monday here at BotC World Headquarters, with no major news at all to report. But we’ve dug up a few oddities involving former and future Wildcats to get your week off to a good start. Jason Franchuk of the Albany Times-Union reports on the Tri-City ValleyCats comeback 6-5 victory over the Vermont Lake Monsters on Sunday...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 25, 2016

Searching for balance on offense and defense

Plus, more expansion talk. Ugh. Real live Kansas State football is just around the corner, and BracketCat counts us down with a familiar name, #41 linebacker Sam Sizelove. As we inch closer to the season, we're getting more actual football news, and the focus is the same: Kansas State intends to be better this season on both sides of the ball (Kevin Haskin...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 24, 2016

Nebraska AD Makes It Clear School Is Happy In Big Ten, Has No Desire To Return To Big 12

The Big 12 is currently considering options for conference expansion, and while it seems like the league will call up teams from the Group of Five to the big leagues, last week Kansas State’s Bill Snyder said that he knows of two former Big 12 programs that want back in. If Snyder is right, Colorado and Nebraska, which left for the Pac-12 and Big Ten respectively, make the most...
Via College Spun
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

More expansion talk; Barnett ready to make waves

Is Big 12 expansion even a good idea? Kansas State's 2016 season will be here before you know it, but if the wait still seems too long, you can take comfort that the season is only 42 days away, as noted in BracketCat's countdown and #42 fullback Kade True. As expected, all the news in college football right now is focused on Big 12 expansion. The conspiracy...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 23, 2016

Listen: Rick Neuheisel Thinks UCLA Could Consider Leaving Pac-12 For Big 12

It is believed that the pool of schools that the Big 12 has to draw from in its upcoming round of expansion is limited to non-power five teams. While Kansas State’s Bill Snyder thinks some of the league’s former members may be interested in returning, it seems far more likely that the Big 12 settles on a pair of schools from a group consisting of BYU, Cincinnati, Memphis, UCF...
Via College Spun
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Snyder says two former Big 12 teams want back in

On Monday, the Big 12 approved the possibility of a conference expansion and said that they are planning on adding at least two more teams to the fold. It looks like Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is sure of a few former teams wanting back in. Over the last few years, the Big 12 lost Colorado to the PAC-12, Nebraska to the Big Ten and both Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder: 2 Teams That Have Left Big 12 Want Back In

With Big 12 expansion back in the headlines, most of the focus is on teams like BYU and Cincinnati, with the assumption that the league will be drawing from outside of the other “Power Five” conferences. The Big 12′s most established head coach thinks that expansion could come by way of reunion, however. At Big 12 Media Days, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder told Heartland College...
Via College Spun
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Big 12 Media Day 1 Recap

Recapping the big news of Big 12 media day 1, and previewing day 2. Yesterday, BracketCat reminded us that we are only 46 days away from football, by examining number 46 Jayd Kirby and his expected impact on the 2016 season. Viva The Matadors recently ranked Big 12 school's based on mascots, and in an affront to everything good and holy placed the Wildcats...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 19, 2016

TBT disappoints, preseason polls get it wrong

We bring you a really, really LATE edition of the Sunday Slate. It's less than two months to kickoff now, and BracketCat counts us down with a doubleheader: the enigmatic Osvelt Joseph at #47, and at #48, fullback Konnor Cook, the younger brother of last year's great hero, Kody Cook. The Basketball Tournament featured a reunion of former Kansas State players...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 17, 2016

Purple and Black Fall to Pedro's Posse 84-70

Kansas State’s alumni lose second game at TBT. Kansas State Men’s Basketball alumni got together this weekend for a chance to win two million dollars in a one and done tournament similar to March Madness. The Basketball Tournament offers anyone a chance to win, you just have to get past the very talented rosters they boast year after year. Winning their first game on Saturday...
Via Bring on the Cats
July 17, 2016

TSS Top 50: No. 46 Kansas State Wildcats

Kansas State Wildcats 2015 Record: 6-7 overall (lost 45-23 to Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can a star quarterback emerge from the crowded field, because they’ll need one to? You grow accustomed to Kansas State under Bill Snyder easily defying expectations with mid-level recruits, junior college transfers, and a keen ability to get everything out of players...
Via The Student Section
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Colorado State men’s basketball preparing for Denver matchup with Kansas State

  Representatives from the CSU men’s basketball program recently visited the Pepsi Center in preparation for a Dec. 17 matchup with Kansas State this season. Site visit at @PepsiCenterCO for Dec 17 game vs Kansas State! Get your tickets for an exciting season! #mwhoops pic.twitter.com/ploN0UbGcJ — CSU Rams MBB (@CSUMensBball) June 6, 2016 The matchup with the Wildcats is...
Via BSN Denver
June 07, 2016

Collin Klein takes QB coach job at Northern Iowa

Collin Klein is a pretty recognizable name in the city of Manhattan, Kansas as he was a pretty good quarterback for the Kansas State Wildcats. He has worked with them as a graduate assistant the last few years, but he will now move on to bigger and better things. It was reported by The Wichita Eagle that Klein has accepted a position with the Northern Iowa Panthers to be their quarterbacks...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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
May 19, 2016  |  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
May 17, 2016  |  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
May 17, 2016  |  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
May 17, 2016  |  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
May 17, 2016  |  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
May 17, 2016  |  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
May 06, 2016
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