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NORMAN, Okla. — As Oklahoma’s lead grew Saturday, Chris Klieman didn’t panic. Leaning on an old coaching adage, Klieman said he’s never been one to view any lead as too commanding nor any deficit as insurmountable.

With 80 wins and four FCS national championships in eight years as a head coach under his belt, Chris Klieman has plenty of victories he could reminisce over and designate as among the best in his career. Now in his second season as Kansas State’s head coach, it didn’t take Klieman long to n…

In his first game in a Kansas State uniform, Briley Moore had one of the team’s best performances. Though K-State lost to Arkansas State 35-31 last week, Moore acquitted himself well. A graduate transfer tight end who began his career at Northern Iowa, Moore had a team-high six catches for 5…

The Kansas State men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to start the 2020 season Saturday in Lawrence, where they will compete in the Bob Timmons Classic at Rim Rock Farm. The meet, which also features Iowa State and Kansas State, will start at 9 a.m. with the men’s race and 10 a.m. f…

After numerous members of the Kansas State football roster were sidelined for undisclosed reasons — varying between injuries, positive coronavirus tests and close contacts to those active cases — last weekend, head coach Chris Klieman said he’s hopeful those who sat out will be cleared in ti…

Editor’s note: In the first of a weekly, season-long series, Mercury sports editor and Kansas State beat writer Ryan Black will offer a trio of thoughts on the Wildcat football team’s latest game. The most recent was Saturday’s opener, which K-State lost to Arkansas State 35-31 at Bill Snyde…

Kansas State defensive back Wayne Jones suffered an injury after a collision with Arkansas State running back Jamal Jones late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game. Jones, K-State’s starting strong safety, remained down on the field for an extended period of time, as the team’s medical s…

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Saturday was supposed to represent a myriad of things for Kansas State’s football program. A semblance of normalcy, playing a game in the middle of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (even if attendance was capped at 25% because of said pandemic). A chance for players and coaches to get the bi…

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As Kansas State prepares to begin one of the strangest college football seasons in history, let’s make one point perfectly clear: Anyone who says they know what will happen in 2020 is either deluded or lying. Yet one can try to piece together just how different things will look for the Wildc…

Long before the Big 12 Conference last week announced roster thresholds and positional minimums required for games to occur this fall, the league’s coaches talked among themselves. As July gave way to August, coaches had what Kansas State’s Chris Klieman called “preliminary” conversations, c…

Kansas State football’s 2020 season-opening game time is moving up. K-State’s contest against Arkansas State on Saturday initially was slated to kick off at 2:30 p.m. and air on FS1. But K-State received word Tuesday night that the game will now begin at 11 a.m., with Fox carrying the broadcast.

The unusual has become the usual for the Kansas State football program for the last six months. Much like life outside the Vanier Family Football Complex, there’s no manual the coaching staff can turn to for advice during a pandemic. For now, players and coaches are adapting as best they can.

At nearly any other college football program, the loss of a starting punter likely wouldn’t garner much attention. Kansas State is an exception. The Wildcats, owning as proud a special teams lineage as one might come across, enter the 2020 season in search of a new punter following the gradu…

For college football coaches, summers normally are set aside for travel. There’s work (to camps, scouting players who might one day suit up for their programs) and leisure (family vacations, squeezed in during one of the few fairly quiet times of the year). Especially with players off-limits…

Last season marked the first time since 2010 that Sean Snyder wasn’t Kansas State’s special teams coordinator. Though he still helped out where he could as a special teams analyst, he was not allowed to coach on gamedays. When it comes to kickoff returns, at least, the Wildcats showed no drop off.

In the midst of challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, Harry Trotter has had to get creative at times to stay healthy and maintain his workout routine. When many businesses — gyms among them — shut down earlier this year, Trotter resorted to using what was available. Hills. Sand pits.

Kansas State cross country will compete in three regular-season meets prior to the 2020 Big 12 championship in a new, abbreviated schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kansas State baseball standout pitcher Jordan Wicks gained national recognition for his summer season performance, winning D1Baseball.com’s 2020 Summer Breakout Prospect Award. Wicks played for the Rockford (Illinois) Rivets in the Northwoods League and Perfect Timing Red in the Perfect Timi…

The numbers are going in the wrong direction for Kansas State’s football program, as 10 players have active cases of the coronavirus. That’s an increase of three from Friday, when K-State announced seven players came up positive during the most recent round of testing.

The seats that will comprise the south end zone at Bill Snyder Family Stadium officially have a name. The south end zone project, which is still under construction, will be known as the Shamrock Zone. The name is derived from the Shamrock Trading Corporation; the families of Bill Ryan and Ma…

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After more than a month without positive coronavirus tests, the Kansas State football team’s good luck has come to an end: A spokesman told The Mercury on Friday that the Wildcats now have seven active cases after the latest round of testing.