LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Chris Kleiman views himself as a caretaker for Kansas State football, sustaining and building on the traditions that predecessor Bill Snyder established over more than two...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — An Oklahoma football fan died after suffering an apparent heart attack at Saturday's game against Kansas State.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Sitting in a far corner of the football stadium's parking lot was an old school bus, painted in Kansas State colors and with the words "Win the Dang Day" scrolled across the...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Every time longtime Kansas State coach Bill Snyder seemed to be leaning toward retirement, it seemed as if TCU coach Gary Patterson's name would surface as the logical...
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Coming off of its bye week, No. 24 Kansas State goes on the road Saturday to play Oklahoma State in what will be new head coach Chris Klieman's first Big 12...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Sitting inside the massive suites overlooking the west side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor gazed out the windows and couldn't help...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State announced a $105 million capital improvement project Saturday that includes a large renovation of Bill Snyder Family Stadium and additional projects to help...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman's debut as the coach at Kansas State couldn't have gone a whole lot better.
The Wildcats rolled up 573 total yards while holding Nicholls to just 276....
New Kansas State coach Chris Klieman has seven national championship rings, all with FCS team North Dakota State. Texas Tech's Matt Wells is coming off a successful stretch with his alma mater...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About the only thing the football programs at Kansas and Kansas State have had in common much of the past three decades is the often desolate stretch of Interstate 70 that...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson has spent much of the past two seasons at Kansas State in the training room, using most of his free time in between starts to nurse a variety of nagging...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Things didn't go well for Kansas State the last time it tried to replace Bill Snyder.
It was 2005, and the Hall of Fame coach had suddenly retired. The Wildcats hired...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The changes that have already taken place at Kansas State under new football coach Chris Klieman are evident from the moment you walk onto the practice field.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles spent the final night ahead of national signing day ensconced in a conference room inside the Kansas football facility, working his cell phone to piece together the last pieces of his initial class with the Jayhawks.
Just down the Interstate 70, Chris Klieman was busy doing the same thing at Kansas State, pausing only to rile up the crowd at halftime of the Wildcats' basketball game against their bitter rival.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ohio running back A.J. Ouellette doesn't think of Frank Solich as the oldest head coach in FBS. He sees him as the guy who stuck around a smaller program long enough to run it for going on 15 years.
Ouellette gave Solich and the Bobcats a little something to build on in his final game.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Chris Klieman needed no better reminder of the monumental task ahead of him Wednesday than the one sitting in the front row of his introductory news conference at Kansas State: Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience.
Klieman was hired to lead the Bison by current Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor, and was seen as one of the front-runners for the Wildcats' job ever since Snyder announced his retirement.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Seth Littrell has decided to remain at North Texas after Kansas State had expressed interest in one of the nation's up-and-coming coaches to replace Hall of Famer Bill Snyder.
Littrell told the Mean Green in a meeting Friday that he would not be leaving for the Wildcats. It ended a courtship in which Littrell met with Kansas State officials several times this week. North Texas will face Utah State in the New Mexico Bowl next week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State has gone through the unenviable process of replacing a coaching great before, and the results were so disappointing that Bill Snyder came out of retirement to put the program back on track.
Now, the Wildcats get a do-over.
The 79-year-old Snyder announced Sunday he was retiring for a second time as the coach at Kansas State. The move brought an end to his Hall of Fame career and opened up the job for only the second time in the past three decades.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder already was considered the architect of the greatest turnaround in college football history before he decided to return from a three-year retirement to resurrect Kansas State again.
Now, the 79-year-old coach is heading back into retirement.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State knocked itself out of the Big 12 title game chase with a dispiriting loss last week at Texas.
The No. 25 Cyclones now look to bounce back by ending a surprisingly long losing skid against Kansas State — and finish with its best record in the Big 12.
Iowa State (6-4, 5-3 Big 12) has dropped 10 straight against the Wildcats (5-6, 3-5), a brutal stretch capped by a 20-19 loss last year in Manhattan after K-State scored a touchdown on the game's final play.
David Beaty has already been replaced at Kansas as he gets ready to coach his final game with the Jayhawks.
Former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury is again on the hot seat as coach of his alma mater. There is even uneasiness around 79-year-old Bill Snyder, who first got to Kansas State about three decades ago and has twice resurrected the Wildcats program.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder dodged every question that hinted at whether he had just coached his final home game at Kansas State, preferring instead to shower his seniors and defense with hard-won praise.
They certainly provided the Wildcats a throwback performance.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State's defense gave up big plays, its offense struggled to consistently move the ball and its special teams made more mistakes in one game Saturday than they often do in an entire season.
The Wildcats were still good enough to beat Kansas.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas already knows that David Beaty will be on the sideline for his final Sunflower Showdown when the perpetually rebuilding Jayhawks visit Kansas State on Saturday.
What nobody knows is whether Bill Snyder will also be coaching against Kansas for the final time.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State cornerback Duke Shelley was arrested this week for failure to appear and released after paying a $500 bond, though his status for this weekend's game against Kansas remains in question.
A school spokesman said any punishment will be handled internally.
The Wildcats' best cornerback, Shelley had a warrant issued by Manhattan Municipal Court after he was cited for driving without proof of insurance and having expired tags. He was arrested Tuesday.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley doesn't care about Kansas State's losing record.
He cares about the Wildcats' last game.
Riley saw plenty to worry about in Kansas State's 31-12 win over Oklahoma State two weeks ago. The Wildcats looked like a typical Bill Snyder-coached team, rushing for 291 yards on 55 carries. Riley feels his eighth-ranked Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) are in for a battle on Saturday.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — No matter how good or bad Kansas State has performed in the weeks leading into its off weekends, coach Bill Snyder seems to always have the Wildcats ready to return when the opponent is Oklahoma.
The last two such times the Wildcats have been victorious.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State broke huddle against Oklahoma State at one point Saturday with three running backs joining quarterback Skyler Thompson in the backfield, the quartet making a unique diamond-like formation that coach Bill Snyder said has been part of the playbook for 30 years.
True or not, the claim was fitting given the Wildcats' entire game plan looked about that old.
WACO, Texas (AP) — The Kansas State Wildcats finally got angry about their performance, and it seemed to make a difference in the second half of their last game.
"I think there is that, what I've been looking for, that anger," coach Bill Snyder said. "That's not at anybody other than ourselves, in regards to how we are playing."
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Collin Johnson is one of handful of players on the Texas two-deep roster that recalls playing at Kansas State two years ago, when the Longhorns suffered the latest in a long string of disappointments.
They've lost five straight to the Wildcats in Manhattan.
That's 16 years of frustration.
Put another way, the Longhorns are on their third head coach since their last win there.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The prevailing thought surrounding Kansas last week was that the Jayhawks had finally turned the corner, and a lopsided win over a fellow Power Five school in Rutgers was proof coach David Beaty was making progress in his vast rebuilding job.
Just down Interstate 70, there was hope heading into the Big 12 schedule that Kansas State was on track after a win over UTSA following an embarrassing loss to Mississippi State.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The modus operandi of Kansas State over two-plus decades under Bill Snyder has been toughness, a certain physicality not only representative of the Big 12 but of the old-school Big Eight.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton spent an entire season, then a full offseason, pitching a back-and-forth battle for the starting quarterback job at Kansas State.
All along, Bill Snyder said he would play both of them.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University's football team may have lost the game Saturday, but fans at the stadium still erupted in cheers as the school's drum major proposed to a graduate student during halftime.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder probably felt pretty good about having two quarterbacks with starting experience this year, especially the way both performed at times last season.
After Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton both struggled against South Dakota, though, that confidence is a bit shakier heading into Saturday's showdown with No. 18 Mississippi State.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Saturday night's game was not going the way most Kansas State fans, players and coaches had anticipated. Fans were booing the offense and making a quick exit, not just in fear of seeing a season-opening upset, but mostly in sheer disgust at the way things were going.
Then Isiah Zuber's late punt return changed everything, sparking a two-touchdown fourth quarter and a 27-24 Kansas State victory over South Dakota.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder thought he knew who had won the tightly contested race between Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton to start at quarterback when Kansas State opens the season against South Dakota.
Then the 78-year-old coach watched another practice, and the same nip-and-tuck competition that Thompson and Delton waged all last season — and resulted in both of them playing plenty of snaps all the way through their bowl game — was back to all-square.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet is making a tongue-in-cheek video series chronicling his recruiting visit to the Kansas State football program.
The 46-year-old Kansas State graduate says on Twitter that a lot of people are asking him what he will do after the 10th year of playing the character Cameron Tucker on the hit ABC sitcom. He says appearing on TV is one dream, but playing college football is another.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder's record as a head coach is marvelous when he has a returning quarterback with big-game experience, and that should bode especially well for Kansas State this season.
So much for Kansas State coach Bill Snyder retiring anytime soon.
Just days after saying he felt energized heading into this season, the school announced Thursday it had signed Snyder to a new five-year contract that includes a pay bump to $3.45 million this season and could keep the 78-year-old coach with the Wildcats through the 2022 season.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder wanted to see his offense operating at a tidy clip when his team split into purple and white squads for its spring game.
The 78-year-old coach got what he was looking for in a showdown between quarterbacks Alex Delton and Skylar Thompson on a rainy Saturday, with the purple squad winning 31-28.
Delton wound up 21 of 28 for 201 yards and three touchdowns, and ran six times for 34 yards. Thompson was 13 of 19 for 149 yards and a TD.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State returns 14 starters from a team that won eight games and beat UCLA in the Cactus Bowl, including its top quarterback and the entire offensive line, so it stands to reason that few jobs would be available in spring camp.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State defensive coordinator Tom Hayes is retiring after more than four decades in coaching, including stints with nine different Division I schools and two NFL franchises.
Wildcats coach Bill Snyder announced Hayes' decision in a statement Friday.
Hayes will remain on staff as a quality control assistant through the end of his current contract, which expires at the end of April. He has spent the past six seasons as defensive coordinator.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State associate head coach and special-teams coordinator Sean Snyder is expressing thanks for an outpouring of support after the death of his 22-year-old son.
Sean Snyder tweeted a family photo Wednesday describing his son, Matthew Snyder, as having a "big heart" and a "desire to help others." Police ruled Matthew Snyder's death last month at his home in Manhattan a suicide.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder promoted Andre Coleman to offensive coordinator on Wednesday, and made Charlie Dickey and Collin Klein co-coordinators in a revamped coaching staff structure.
Coleman played wide receiver for Snyder in the early 1990s and has tutored the Wildcats' receivers the past five years. He takes over for Dana Dimel, who left to become head coach at UTEP.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Police say the death of the 22-year-old grandson of Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder has been ruled a suicide.
The Wichita Eagle reports that a Riley County Police Department report obtained through an open records request says Matthew Snyder died last week of asphyxiation at his home in Manhattan.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder's 22-year-old grandson has died in Manhattan.
Riley County Police Department spokeswoman Hali Rowland told The Associated Press that Matthew Snyder was found dead Wednesday afternoon. His father, Sean Snyder, is Kansas State's special teams coach. Rowland says it is being investigated as an unattended death.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder will be back on the sideline next season.
The 78-year-old coach had been mulling his future since the Wildcats beat UCLA in the Cactus Bowl last week. Snyder ultimately announced in a brief statement Tuesday that he would return, ending growing speculation in some circles that he might retire for a second time.
PHOENIX (AP) — Bill Snyder stood on a makeshift stage in the middle of a baseball stadium with a roof, a sparkling trophy at his side depicting a football sailing through cactus uprights.
If this was the end of his storied coaching career at Kansas State, it sure was a great way to go out.
Alex Delton ran for 158 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, leading the Wildcats to a 35-17 Cactus Bowl victory over UCLA on Tuesday night in what could be Snyder's final game.