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Baylor QB Petty headlines All-Big 12 preseason awards

Baylor's Bryce Petty headlined the All-Big 12 team and preseason awards released on Wednesday. Petty won preseason Offensive Player of the Year after capturing the postseason honors at the end of the 2013 season. TCU defensive end Devonte Fields earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, despite a suspension and injury keeping him off the field for all but two games in 2013...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas State Wildcats season preview

Head coach Bill Snyder has enjoyed an incredibly successful run in his second tenure with the Kansas State Wildcats and led his squad to an 8-5 record in 2013 along with a victory in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The legendary Snyder returns more than half of his starters and will make a serious run at the Big 12 crown in 2014. Senior Jake Waters returns to take snaps after an efficient...
Via College Football Universe
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Future K-State lineman worked hard just to be noticed

College football coaches rarely visit Wiggins, Colo. The small town in the northeast quadrant of the Centennial State is home to roughly 900 people and one high school. Division I athletes hardly ever come out of such an out-of-the-way place. Even when a big and talented offensive lineman such as Dalton Risner comes along, it is difficult to get noticed. That’s why Risner has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

K-State tries to put positive spin on tough season

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- BJ Finney understands the difficulty in putting a positive spin on a five-loss season at a place such as Kansas State, which has come to know mostly success under Bill Snyder. "The motivation of having this season after going 10-3 and 11-2 and to just turn around and have a five-loss season, that's hard to swallow," the veteran center said. "...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State tries to put positive spin on tough season

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ADAM SUDERMAN Associated Press BJ Finney understands the difficulty in putting a positive spin on a five-loss season at a place such as Kansas State, which has come to know mostly success under Bill Snyder. ''The motivation of having this season after going 10-3 and 11-2 and to just turn around and have a five-loss season, that's hard to swallow...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

B.J. Finney is stabilizing Kansas State during a down year

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) B.J. Finney made his first splash on a football field when he moved into his high school's starting lineup as a sophomore in the midst of a state title season. He didn't have experience, but he did have size and leadership qualities. And that was enough to trump any misgivings that Andale (Kan.) High School coach Gary O'Hair had about him. "...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Finney stabilizing Kansas State during down year

BJ Finney made his first splash on a football field when he moved into his high school's starting lineup as a sophomore in the midst of a state title season. He didn't have experience, but he did have size and leadership qualities. And that was enough to trump any misgivings that Andale (Kan.) High School coach Gary O'Hair had about him. ''He really showed how...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Turnovers, penalties dooming K-State in Big 12

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Bill Snyder is as frustrated as anybody by Kansas State's penalties and turnovers, yet he also knows how quickly those kinds of things can turn around. "In 2003 we lost our first two (conference) ball games," Snyder said this week. "Both of them were close ball games, I think four points each one. Our ball games this year have been reasonably...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Turnovers, penalties dooming K-State in Big 12

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ADAM SUDERMAN Associated Press Bill Snyder is as frustrated as anybody by Kansas State's penalties and turnovers, yet he also knows how quickly those kinds of things can turn around. ''In 2003 we lost our first two (conference) ball games,'' Snyder said this week. ''Both of them were close ball games, I think four points each...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Texas vs. Kansas State Scouting Preview

A Big 12 battle between team's with spots of talent at differing levels of their roster, the Kansas State offensive line, lead by fringe 1st rounder Cornelius Lucas, will hope to be enough to help this offense against the Texas defensive line and secondary. That Texas defense, lead by Jackson Jeffcoat and Carrington Byndom, have the talent to have high NFL odds to be...
Via Optimum Scouting
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Snyder, Kansas State Players talk Texas

Credit: Zimbio.com The Kansas State Wildcats (2-1) come to Austin to face the Texas Longhorns (1-2) this Saturday night. The Wildcats have been a thorn in the side of the Longhorns, having a winning streak going back a decade.  At his weekly press conference, KSU Head Coach Bill Snyder and some of his team talked about the game. Quotes obtained from K State Sports. Coach Snyder...
Via HornSports.com
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Snyder promises change as K-State tries to rebound

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Bill Snyder isn't about to make sweeping changes to the depth chart after Kansas State struggled on both sides of the ball in a season-opening loss to North Dakota State. That doesn't mean he won't make some tweaks for Saturday night's game against Louisiana-Lafayette. For one thing, Snyder seemed to indicate Tuesday that sophomore quarterback...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

One big reason not to count out Kansas State

There are plenty of reasons to doubt Kansas State this season but then again, what else is new? We all know Collin Klein is gone. So are most of their defensive starters from last season’s Big 12 championship team including second round NFL draft pick, Arthur Brown. But one reason – outside of Bill Snyder being the head coach – not to sleep on the Wildcats this season is because...
Via Turfburner.com
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Countdown To Kickoff -

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Let the Countdown to Kickoff begin with a profile of one member of the Kansas State Football team released everyday. Today we profile # # 66 BJ Finney as the countdown rolls on.....
Via kansasstate.scout.com
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

BJ Finney Heaps Praise on the Defense

MANHATTAN, Kan. - BJ Finney talks about Collin Klein's leadership, working with Daniel Sams and the Wildcats offense with Angelo Pease. He also lauds the defense's contribution in this game.
Via kansasstate.scout.com
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Dancing in the Ruins: Gary Patterson, B.J. Finney, recruiting, and more.

(Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's regular look at the new Big XII Conference that's rising out of the ruins of the old one.)  I Will Not Go Quietly.  Baylor is out to prove that it can still compete in 2012 without having Robert Griffin III at quarterback. (The Dallas Morning News) I am the Anthracite. TCU head football coach Gary Patterson says he's recently...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

K-State's O-line dances to a different beat

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- So it turns out Boston Stiverson, in addition to being built like a Humvee, can bust a wicked move. Who knew? "I mean, I think so," the big Kansas State lineman offered with a smile Friday during the Wildcats' football Media Day. "I don't know what everyone else thinks. As a big guy, I think I'm a good dancer." As a blocker, well...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Slow and steady is just fine for Kansas State

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder hears when fans count down the play clock before every snap. He and his offense are in no hurry, and they have no plans to pick up the pace this year. ''We're a team that's usually going to use the clock in that fashion - huddle, come to the line of scrimmage, let the clock run down, snap the football,'' Snyder said at media...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dancing in the Ruins: The Cotton Bowl, recruiting news, Notre Dame expansion speculation, and more.

(Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's regular look at the new Big XII Conference that's rising out of the ruins of the old one.) Back in the Saddle Again? The Cotton Bowl seeks a renewed level of relevancy and financial success as a possible part of the new college football playoff system You can probably expect the Bowl's move to Cowboys Stadium will give it a leg...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Beat up Klein leading K-State toward finish

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) After throwing an incompletion at the end of Kansas State's near-upset of Oklahoma State, Collin Klein dropped to one knee on the turf. Head bowed, one hand on the ground, the other on a knee, the junior quarterback looked frozen in devastation as his roommate and center, B.J. Finney, knelt over him, patted him on the shoulder and gently prompted him to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Beat up Klein leading No. 16 K-State toward finish

After throwing an incompletion at the end of Kansas State's near-upset of Oklahoma State, Collin Klein dropped to one knee on the turf. Head bowed, one hand on the ground, the other on a knee, the junior quarterback looked frozen in devastation as his roommate and center, B.J. Finney, knelt over him, patted him on the shoulder and gently prompted him to his feet. Finney recalled...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

No. 16 K-State adding passing game to offense

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Facing first-and-goal in the fourth overtime Saturday night, Kansas State offensive lineman Nick Puetz didn't even look to the sideline to see what the play call would be. Everyone in the stadium already knew. Steamrolling defenses so Collin Klein can charge into the end zone in short-yardage situations has become a trademark for the No. 16 Wildcats. That...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

No. 16 K-State adding passing game to offense

(Eds: With AP Photos.) Facing first-and-goal in the fourth overtime Saturday night, Kansas State offensive lineman Nick Puetz didn't even look to the sideline to see what the play call would be. Everyone in the stadium already knew. Steamrolling defenses so Collin Klein can charge into the end zone in short-yardage situations has become a trademark for the No. 16 Wildcats....
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

K-State tries to rebound from lopsided loss

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State wants to take after Oklahoma this week. Beaten by Texas Tech two weeks ago, the Sooners took out their vengeance on the Wildcats in a 58-17 drubbing last week in Manhattan. They piled up 690 yards of offense while holding previously unbeaten Kansas State to just 32 yards in the second half. Now, it's the Wildcats' turn to take their frustrations...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

No. 17 K-State tries to rebound from lopsided loss

Kansas State wants to take after Oklahoma this week. Beaten by Texas Tech two weeks ago, the Sooners took out their vengeance on the Wildcats in a 58-17 drubbing last week in Manhattan. They piled up 690 yards of offense while holding previously unbeaten Kansas State to just 32 yards in the second half. Now, it's the Wildcats' turn to take their frustrations out on somebody...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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