Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 8/30/13
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- All it took to pry Kansas State coach Bill Snyder away from his team for a couple of hours on game day were a 90 million renovation to the football stadium and a bronze statue of him. Even then, Snyder joked that if the Wildcats struggled in their opener against North Dakota State on Friday night, it would be because of the dedication ceremony earlier in the day. "It's all going to be on my shoulders," he said with a smile. The school cut the ribbon a massive renovation to Bill Snyder Family Stadium under a scorching sun that pushed the heat index into triple digits. Yet the 73-year-old coach looked unflappable even when the 8-foot likeness of him in front of the west side of the stadium was unveiled. It marked the end of a whirlwind project that finished just last week, and was ready to welcome the first fans of the season through its irons gates when the sun started to set. "This is the K-State of the future," school President Kirk Schulz said. The renovat...
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