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
10 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
12 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 Associated Press
12 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 Associated Press
12 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
12 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
12 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

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 Associated Press
April 22, 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 Associated Press
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

South Dakota to open 2018 at Kansas State

(STATS) - The 2015 season opener didn't go well for South Dakota's football team, but the Coyotes will get another shot at Kansas State to open the 2018 campaign. South Dakota will visit the Wildcats on Sept. 1, 2018, in Manhattan. It will be the fifth all-time meeting. The Coyotes, Missouri Valley Football Conference members, lost 34-0 at Snyder Stadium to open last season, when...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Beasley reportedly generating interest from several NBA teams

At this point, Michael Beasley is like the NBA’s annoying neighbor who just won’t go away. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Tuesday, Beasley, who is currently playing for the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association, is drawing interest from several NBA teams now that the CBA season is over. A clutch of NBA teams, I'm told, are tracking Michael...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State Handing Out “Sportsmanship Pledge” Cards To Students For Game vs. Kansas

Kansas State seems a bit worried about student behavior during tonight’s game vs. in-state rival Kansas. Earlier in the week, KSU put out a hype video all about good sportsmanship, and now, the school is taking things to the next level. Sportsmanship pledge cards are being given out to students, and it sounds like anyone that crosses the line runs the risk of giving up the privilege...
Via College Spun
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State Releases Video About Sportsmanship Ahead Of Saturday’s Game vs. Kansas

Kansas State hosts Kansas in one of the Big 12′s most heated rivalry games on Saturday, and K-State officials are hoping things don’t get too out of hand in the Octagon of Doom. The program dropped a new video in anticipation of the game today, but rather than trying to hype Wildcat fans up, it focuses on the importance of sportsmanship. Kansas State can be a rowdy home court...
Via College Spun
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State's Basketball Team Charges The Stands After Beating No. 1 Oklahoma

Most conferences heavily discourage fans from storming the field or court if they don't actually ban it. That hasn't stopped fans from doing it of course so after Kansas State took down the No. 1 team in the nation, Oklahoma, Saturday night you would have thought the student body would have stormed the court--but they didn't.Not because they didn't want to, but because the team charged...
Via FatManWriting
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: K-State players storm student section after big win

Kansas State came under some heat last year when the court storming following an upset of Kansas got a bit unruly. Since then, court-storming has officially been banned by the K-State administration. So when the Wildcats upset No. 1 Oklahoma Saturday, 80-69, players took it into their own hands to celebrate with students. If the crowd couldn’t come to them, they would go to it...
Via College Spun
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State G Kamau Stokes to undergo knee surgery

Kansas State freshman guard Kamau Stokes will undergo surgery on the knee he injured over the weekend against Mississippi State and is likely out for the season, according to The Wichita Eagle. “Kamau will have a procedure tomorrow and he will probably be out for a while,” said Wildcats coach Bruce Weber. Stokes, a three-star freshman from Baltimore, was averaging 9.4 points...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas State announces Bill Snyder will return next season

Whether it’s Steve Spurrier leaving South Carolina post, Frank Beamer stepping down from Virginia Tech or Georgia firing Mark Richt, we’ve seen some long-time coaches step down or be fired this past season. Just don’t include Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder in that list. The school announced via press release that the 76-year-old head coach is returning to lead the team next...
Via Gamedayr
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bill Snyder will remain Kansas State coach in 2016

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is one of the most successful coaches in the history of college football. He has been the big reason why the Wildcats have turned things around the last few years and the fans in Manhattan will get to see him on the sideline for at least one more year. On Monday, the Wildcats released a statement stating Snyder would be retained for the 2016 season...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

For Some Crazy Reason No One Covers K-State FB Winston Dimel--So He Makes 48-Yard Touchdown Catch!

Freshman fullback Winston Dimel did not figure to heavily into the offensive game plan for Kansas State during he regular season, but he has been the team's most effective weapon against Arkansas during the Liberty Bowl. He got the team on the board with a nice 10-yard run in the first quarter.His second touchdown of the day--a 48-yard reception that Arkansas failed to cover him...
Via FatManWriting
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Snyder thanks everyone at HOF induction

Longtime Kansas State Wildcats coach Bill Snyder was recently inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and, not surprisingly, was as humble as ever and thanked practically everyone. “This is not a Bill Snyder award,” he said. “It doesn’t happen without my family, all of them, and the wonderful Kansas State people who genuinely care about the program and mean so much...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas State DB Kaleb Prewett charged with alcohol-related offenses

Kansas State just barely sneaked into a bowl game after defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers last Saturday. It seemed like one of their players wanted to party following the game and he paid for it. According to The Wichita Eagle, Kansas State sophomore defensive back Kaleb Prewett was arrested in Manhattan on Sunday. The 20-year-old was charged with purchase and consumption...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Snyder writes letter apologizing to Kansas State fans

Kansas State, one week after nearly upsetting juggernaut TCU, laid an egg against Oklahoma, putting up just 110 yards of offense in a 55-0 blowout loss to the Sooners. Monday, head coach Bill Snyder penned a letter to the school’s student body, apologizing for the team’s performance. He also thanked them for caring about the program. Bill Snyder sends message to students following...
Via College Spun
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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