Tuesday, July 26, 2016



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  • Track & Field | July 08, 2016

    Former Olympic silver medalist Kynard starts quest for Rio Games

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    There was a time when Erik Kynard looked towards his 2012 silver-medal performance for motivation. Now he needs to look no further than his last meet. Kynard is looking to do better than his third-place finish at the World Indoors in March when he begins his

  • Men's Basketball | July 08, 2016

    McGruder signs contract with Miami Heat

    Former Kansas State player Rodney McGruder has signed a free-agent contract with the Miami Heat. McGruder will become the second Wildcat to play for the Heat, joining Michael Beasley (2008-10), who was second overall pick by the organization at the 2008 NBA Draft. McGruder, who is

  • Track & Field | July 08, 2016

    Two Wildcats qualify for Rio

    Two members of the Kansas State track and field team qualified for the Olympics at their country’s national championships. Shadae Lawrence will compete in the discus for Jamaica. Lawrence finished second with a throw of 58.95 meters, but finished ahead of the Olympic standard of 57.

  • Football | July 08, 2016

    K-State’s Walsh named to Ray Guy watch list

    Kansas State junior punter Nick Walsh was one of 28 candidates nationally, including one of just three from the Big 12, named to the Ray Guy Award watch list on Thursday. A native of Lyndon, Walsh becomes the second Wildcat to be a two-time candidate for the

  • Volleyball | July 08, 2016

    Volleyball adds transfer Dixon to roster

    Sarah Dixon, a transfer from Arizona and highly touted recruit out of high school, has been added to the K-State volleyball roster as an incoming sophomore. A 5-foot-9 setter from Chino Hills, California, Dixon played in 19 sets as a true freshman at Arizona last season.

  • Football | July 07, 2016

    Risner named to Rimington watch list

    Kansas State sophomore center Dalton Risner is one of 62 centers nationally, including seven from the Big 12, named to the fall watch list for the 2016 Rimington Trophy. Risner’s first-time inclusion on the list marks the fifth time in the last seven years a Wildcat has

  • Men's Basketball | July 05, 2016

    Diarra traded one passion for another

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    Cartier Diarra’s could have taken a different path. Before he ever laced up a pair of basketball sneakers, Diarra was wearing ballet shoes. Diarra, who grew up in New York City, found his first passion in dance. He did everything from ballet to tap,

  • Football | July 05, 2016

    Cats’ Barnett, Lee on Bednarik watch list

    Kansas State senior safety Dante Barnett and junior linebacker Elijah Lee were among 90 players nationally to earn a spot on the watch list for the 2016 Bednarik Award. The award is presented annually to the college defensive players of the year. The inclusion of the Wildcat

  • Football | July 03, 2016

    Wildcat football players earn preseason recognition

    Led by seven players on the defensive side of the ball, 13 Kansas State football players received national recognition from the four major college football preseason publications – Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele and Sporting News – throughout the month of June. In addition to the individual player

  • Men's Basketball | July 03, 2016

    McGruder joins Heat summer team

    Former Kansas State player Rodney McGruder was recently named to the 19-man Miami Heat Summer League roster, which will play in both the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League (July 2-8) and the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (July 8-18). The Heat began

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