K-State’s Barnett earns Big 12 weekly honor

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Kansas State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following a seven-tackle contest in which he batted away four Texas passes, Kansas State junior defensive back Dante Barnett was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. It was Barnett’s first career honor and the fourth this season for the Wildcats as […]

KSU’s Lockett receives Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors

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Kansas State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett was honored for his efforts in the return game last week against UTEP as he was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.   Lockett’s designation was the third for the Wildcats this season and the […]

K-State’s Johnson earns Big 12 Player of the Week honors

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Kansas State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior linebacker Dakorey Johnson was honored for his performance in his first career start against Auburn as he was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Johnson is the second Wildcat in the last three weeks to pick up weekly conference accolades […]

No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State

K-State's Charles Jones scores a touchdown against Auburn at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Gus Malzahn squeezed into his postgame news conference, gripping both sides of the podium and exhaling deeply. Fifth-ranked Auburn had just eked out a 20-14 victory over No. 20 Kansas State, and Malzahn was asked whether it was the kind of nip-and-tuck nonconference game that […]

KSU’s Waters nabs Big 12 Player of the Week honors

K-State's Jake Waters scores the game winning touchdown against Iowa State's Nigel Tribune at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on September 6, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

Kansas State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kan. – After accumulating 377 total yards – including a career-best 138 rushing yards and two touchdowns – in a 32-28 victory at Iowa State, Kansas State senior quarterback Jake Waters earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference office announced Monday. The accolade is the first of Waters’ career […]

Waters leads inconsistent K-State

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By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) – Kansas State certainly has its issues following a 32-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday. It also has mental toughness and a star quarterback in Jake Waters – two things that could go a long way in the Big 12 this season. The 19th-ranked Wildcats […]

Waters leads K-State rally past Cyclones

K-State's Jake Waters scores the game winning touchdown against Iowa State's Nigel Tribune at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on September 6, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jake Waters ran for an 8-yard touchdown with 1:30 left to push 20th-ranked Kansas State past host Iowa State 32-28 on Saturday.Waters threw for 239 yards and ran for a career-high 138 yards for the Wildcats (2-0, 1-0 Big 12). They trailed by as much as 28-13 late in the first half before […]

Kansas State cracks AP preseason top 20

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Kansas State checks in at No. 20 in the Associated Press preseason college football poll. It’s the second time in the last three years the Wildcats have been ranked in the initial AP poll and their highest preseason ranking since 2004. Defending national-champion Florida State is No. 1  for the sixth time after receiving 57 […]

K-State Ranked 21st in Preseason Coaches Poll

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Kansas State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the second time in the last three seasons, Kansas State was ranked 21st in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday morning as the Cats were one of four Big 12 teams ranked in the season’s initial top 25. The Wildcats were also ranked 21st by the coaches prior to the Big 12 […]