KANSAS STATE WILDCATS NEWS

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
16 hours ago

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
21 hours ago

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
1 day ago

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
1 day ago

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
2 days ago

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
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago

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
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
26 days ago  |  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

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
May 06, 2016  |  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
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