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  • Columns |Football | September 16, 2013

    Kinder: Mr. Brown, say hi to Mr. Solich

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    If history truly does repeat itself, then Mack Brown may be without a job very soon. The longtime Texas football coach is struggling these days to explain away the Longhorns’ two straight losses they’ll carry into Saturday’s game against Kansas State in Austin.

  • Columns |Football | September 15, 2013

    Guggisberg: Defense still lacking consistency

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    If the loss to North Dakota State alarmed some fans two weeks ago, Saturday night’s 37-7 win over lowly UMass should put them in full-on crisis mode. Let’s start with the obvious. This defense can’t stop anybody — not for four quarters, anyway.

  • Columns |Football | September 10, 2013

    Kinder: Waters’ days numbered as the starter?

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    This really is a good problem to have if you’re Kansas State. The Wildcats have two capable quarterbacks, clearly very different in styles, yet both effective doing what each of them does best. And while Jake Waters will start again Saturday night against UMass,

  • Columns |Football | September 08, 2013

    Guggisberg: Wildcats still a work in progress

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    As the 48-27 final score against Louisiana indicates, Kansas State improved upon last week’s performance against North Dakota State. But how much better were they? Did the glaring weaknesses in last week’s loss to the Bison really improve that much? The running game

  • Columns | September 03, 2013

    Kinder: Just sign here please

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    Few people probably even know who Michael Tucker is, let alone remember when he played for the Kansas City Royals. Much like his career, he’s an easy player to forget. But not me. The former Royals outfielder threw a baseball at me when I

  • Columns |Football | September 01, 2013

    Guggisberg: K-State was overmatched on defense

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    When some families reunite, this is what it looks like. It’s dramatic. It’s frustrating. By the end of it, you might see tears, or you might be burning with anger. But when the Kansas State football family gets together each year, it’s

  • Columns |Baseball | June 16, 2013

    Jellison: Wildcats could make another run

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    This season was another step forward for the Kansas State baseball program. And next season, it might be another. Yes, the Wildcats will lose a few seniors — notably Tanner Witt, Jon Davis and Joe Flattery — while drafted juniors Jared King, Ross Kivett and Shane Conlon

  • Columns |Men's Basketball | March 13, 2013

    Seaton: Never thought it would take 36 years

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    On this day in 1977, Kansas State was getting ready to play a Sweet 16 game against Marquette in the NCAA basketball tournament. The Cats had beaten Providence (the college, not the Biblical variety) in the tournament’s first round, and the world looked pretty rosy: — K-State

  • Columns |Men's Basketball | February 25, 2013

    Jellison: Cats control their own destiny

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    In just four games, Kansas State could be the regular season Big 12 champion. And that’s pretty amazing when you think about it. Of course, the Wildcats will likely have to win all four games, including one tonight against Texas Tech at 6 p.m. inside

  • Columns |Men's Basketball | February 18, 2013

    Jellison: Huggins got K-State on track

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    Kansas State fans might remember Bob Huggins more for wheeling his suitcase to an airplane, departing after one season as the school’s coach for his alma mater West Virginia. It’s almost hard to believe its been six years since Huggins was the Wildcats’


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