Kansas State’s defensive line didn’t substitute as liberally as it normally last week.
Kansas State’s season took a hit four minutes into Thursday night’s game against No. 11 Kentucky. How big of a hit remains to be seen.
With 1:44 left in Thursday night’s game against No. 11 Kentucky, Kansas State women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie was beside himself.
Even though the Kansas State women’s basketball team is not even a week into its regular season, the coronavirus pandemic already has forced the Wildcats to make two changes to its schedule.
It’s early December, which means it’s far past the usual time for football coaches to start getting fired. So far, nobody in the Big 12 has gotten canned. The carousel is hardly even moving.
Editor’s note: In this season-long series, Mercury sports editor and Kansas State beat writer Ryan Black offers a trio of thoughts on the Wildcat football team’s latest game. The most recent was Saturday’s game at Baylor, which K-State lost 32-31.
After opening the season 0-2, Kansas State needed a no-sweat, pick-me-up type of game to start building confidence and remove the zero in the win column.
WACO, Texas — An hour before the Kansas State football team boarded a Texas-bound plane Friday, it got the news: Offensive linemen Josh Rivas and Ben Adler wouldn’t make the trip.
It didn’t matter what the Kansas State men’s basketball team threw in front of Colorado’s McKinley Wright on Friday night. More often than not, if the ball was in the guard’s hands, its next stop was the bottom of the net.
It won’t count toward the team’s season record, but the Kansas State women’s basketball team can say it started off its 2020-21 campaign with a win.
Chris Klieman didn’t reassert that Will Howard remains Kansas State’s starting quarterback. He didn’t say Nick Ast would ascend to the top of the depth chart, either.
In many ways, the Kansas State women’s basketball team already has faced the worst of what this strange 2020-21 season will throw at it.
Mike McGuirl did what he could to keep Kansas State out of the loss column Wednesday. The Wildcats’ lone senior, he scored a career- and game-high 22 points. He made 53.3% (8-for-15) of his field goal attempts and went 3 of 3 at the free throw line. He grabbed six rebounds, just one off the …
Chris Klieman will leave no stone unturned in an attempt to have as many players as possible travel for Saturday’s game at Baylor.
From the outside, expectations for Kansas State’s men’s basketball team this season are low. As in, “worst in the Big 12 for the second straight year” low. That’s where the league’s coaches voted the Wildcats in the Big 12 preseason poll. That’s where you’ll find the Wildcats in virtually an…
Editor’s note: In this season-long series, Mercury sports editor and Kansas State beat writer Ryan Black offers a trio of thoughts on the Wildcat football team’s latest game. The most recent was Saturday’s game at Iowa State, which K-State lost 45-0.
Kansas State head football coach Chris Klieman said the plan at quarterback, for now, is to continue practicing like it has been. The plan involves freshman Will Howard receiving the lion’s share of snaps with the first-team offense.
Robert Streb played No. 18 three times Sunday. He barely missed a birdie on his first go-round and needed to save par the second time.
AMES, Iowa — Kansas State might have a quarterback controversy brewing. After Iowa State roughed up Will Howard, the team’s freshman starter, K-State turned to backup signal-caller Nick Ast on Saturday.
The Kansas State volleyball team’s season ended on a sour note Saturday afternoon in Waco, Texas, as the No. 10 Wildcats lost in three sets to No. 3 Baylor.
AMES, Iowa — Brock Purdy waited and waited in the pocket, then took off to his left, looking for something, anything, trying to turn a potentially negative broken play into a bit of improvisational magic. Iowa State’s starting quarterback pulled a rabbit out of his hat, coming across his bod…
At the outset of this week, Kansas State’s football program already had nine players who had entered the transfer portal since August. During his weekly press conference Tuesday, head coach Chris Klieman said he didn’t “really have a reaction to it.” He chalked it up to 2020 being 2020.
Kansas State football is in the clear. A team spokesman texted The Mercury Friday, noting the Wildcats met the Big 12’s roster thresholds to play a game following coronavirus testing Friday morning. K-State faces Iowa State at 3 p.m. Saturday in Ames, Iowa.
When Kansas State’s offense takes the field for the first time Saturday against Iowa State, Courtney Messingham expects one of his top weapons will be back in the fold.
Kansas State now is up to 10 players in the NCAA’s transfer portal, with defensive back Will Jones II entering his name Wednesday. A K-State spokesman confirmed to The Mercury via text Wednesday afternoon that Jones was transferring.
Kansas State men’s and women’s basketball teams are scheduled to begin their 2020-21 campaigns later this month.
After a stellar freshman season, Kansas State women’s basketball center Ayoka Lee faces high expectations heading into the 2020-21 season. Those expectations grew even more Tuesday.
The coronavirus already had restricted capacity at Bill Snyder Family Stadium this fall. Now, Kansas State football’s regular-season season finale will go on without the marching band.
A recent rise in active coronavirus cases — Riley County in general and Kansas State’s football program specifically — worries Chris Klieman with a road date against Iowa State on tap Saturday.
In a competitive match that went to five sets, the Kansas State volleyball team won its final home match of the season, topping TCU in five sets Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum.
As coronavirus cases continue spiking across Riley County and the country, the message from Chris Klieman and Kansas State’s coaching staff remains the same.
The good news for the Kansas State women’s basketball team is if it had to play a game today, it would be healthy enough to participate. The bad news is that the squad won’t play until Nov. 25, when it takes on Fort Hays State in an exhibition.
Kansas State men’s basketball added one player to its ranks Wednesday, as 2021 prospect Logan Landers signed with the team on the first day of the fall national signing period.
Four years ago, head coach Mike Dibbini and assistant coach Gabe Romo, in the midst of building Kansas State’s soccer program from scratch, took a chance on a talented player from Newton, one they had known since she was in third grade.