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DALLAS — Brett Yormark, an executive with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and former CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, was named Big 12 commissioner Wednesday, another unconventional hire by a major conference amid the rapidly changing landscape of college athletics.

Kansas State athletics director Gene Taylor announced on Monday that K-State Athletics has set a new department record for funds raised in a capital campaign, surpassing $100 million in the Ahearn Fund for its Building Champions initiative.

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Two Kansas State men’s basketball stars will be joining Purple and Black, a team made up of mostly former Wildcat basketball players, to compete in the The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a winner-take-all annual tournament with $1 million on the line.

After collecting a commitment from in-state wide receiver Andre Davis on Sunday, Kansas State football did not wait long to add a couple more players to its 2023 class. Kameron Sallis and Collin Dunn both announced their pledge to Wildcat head coach Chris Klieman on Tuesday.

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The Kansas State men’s basketball team — including, from left, Taj Manning, Jerrell Colbert, Markquis Nowell, David N’Guessan, Nae’Qwan Tomlin, Cam Carter and Dorian Finister — carries the banner for the Unity Walk during Manhattan’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday at City Park.

Kansas State athletics director Gene Taylor on Wednesday announced that the new indoor training facility will be permanently named the Shamrock Practice Facility, in appreciation of a lead gift from Shamrock Trading Corporation and the Bill and Martin Ryan families.

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The Kansas State men’s basketball roster got an injection of experience and scoring Tuesday afternoon when Arkansas State senior Desi Sills announced his commitment to the Wildcats.

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Kansas State track and field reclaimed its “High Jump U” title on Friday when Wildcat star fifth-year senior jumper Tejaswin Shankar was crowned the 2022 NCAA men’s high jump champion at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.