Latest Bill Snyder News

K-State goes bowling in Klieman’s first season in charge

Dec. 2, 2019 2:05 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State was picked to finish second-to-last in the Big 12, the pundits not only unimpressed with what the Wildcats had returning but lukewarm on their decision to turn over the program to a coach with virtually no experience at the highest level of college football. Chris...

Iowa State-Kansas State to help decide Big 12 bowl order

Nov. 29, 2019 4:01 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Iowa State and Kansas State are both headed to bowl games after they play Saturday. Which ones could depend heavily on the outcome. The Cyclones (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) could be the best four-loss team in the nation, the defeats having come by a combined 11 points to teams that all have...

100-yard kickoff return sparks K-State past Texas Tech 30-27

Nov. 24, 2019 12:38 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Joshua Youngblood’s longest run on Saturday night was the longest possible, 100 yards. Skylar Thompson’s was 17. Both runs played huge roles in Kansas State’s win over Texas Tech. Youngblood raced from end zone to end zone for a kickoff-return touchdown and...

Big 12 has chance for 2 more 1st-year coaches in bowl games

Nov. 21, 2019 7:51 PM EST

Chris Klieman gets an extra game in his first season at Kansas State, and that is significant for the Wildcats’ first-year coach even though it won’t be as long of a season as he got used to before he got to Manhattan. Texas Tech’s Matt Wells and West Virginia’s Neal Brown need to win...

Doege leads West Virginia to 24-20 upset of K-State

Nov. 16, 2019 8:14 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Neal Brown was staring down the prospects of a six-game losing streak amid his first season in Morgantown, a streak of futility unmatched by the Mountaineers since 1986. Instead, he walked out of Kansas State with a foundational win for his vast rebuilding effort....

K-State aims to bounce back from Texas loss vs West Virginia

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The message new Kansas State coach Chris Klieman delivered in the locker room after a gut-check loss at Texas last weekend was almost identical to the one he relayed after the Wildcats upended then-No. 5 Oklahoma to shake up the Big 12. “We have to wipe it clean pretty...

K-State beats up on Kansas, sends notice to Big 12

Nov. 3, 2019 2:15 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There is a documentary series called "Miles to Go" chronicling Les Miles' first season at Kansas, and during an episode following the Jayhawks' last-second win over Texas Tech, he brazenly walked into the locker room and asked his team, "Who is K-State?" Miles knew the annual...

Thompson runs for 3 TDs as No. 22 K-State routs Kansas 38-10

Nov. 2, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

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 decades. Turns out that applies to the Wildcats' dominance of Kansas. Skylar Thompson ran for 127 yards and three...

No. 22 K-State, Kansas meet off wins in Sunflower Showdown

Nov. 1, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The scenes that took place last Saturday in two football stadiums separated by a 100-mile stretch of Interstate 70 were quite similar: The clock ticking to zero, the players streaming off the sideline, the fans pouring from the stands to celebrate with them. No. 22 Kansas State (5-2,...

Oklahoma fan dies after heart attack at Kansas State game

Oct. 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — An Oklahoma football fan died after suffering an apparent heart attack at Saturday's game against Kansas State. David Adams, director of Riley County emergency services, said paramedics were called to the stadium for a patient experiencing chest pain, and the fan collapsed after they...