K-State notebook

K-State camouflages football helmets for Fort Riley Day

Updated: 2013-11-03T01:25:45Z

By KELLIS ROBINETT

The Kansas City Star

In honor of Fort Riley Day, the Wildcats wore camouflage Powercat logos on their helmets Saturday for the game against Iowa State. The one-time change was noteworthy. It was the first modification of the K-State football helmet since Bill Snyder created the current design during his first year in 1989.

• Special guests in attendance Saturday included Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and scouts from the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings.

• The Kansas State baseball team was honored after the first quarter. Bowlsby presented the Wildcats with their Big 12 championship rings, which they earned during a record season earlier this year. Former quarterback Collin Klein was also honored in the second quarter for winning Big 12 male athlete of the year as a senior.

• Daniel Sams and Tramaine Thompson might get some TV time this weekend for a wild play they made in the second quarter. On third and 7, Sams scrambled all over the field and threw a desperation pass across his body that was intended for Tyler Lockett. The pass sailed over Lockett’s head and ended up in the hands of Thompson. The catch resulted in a first down and K-State went on to score.

• Derby tight end DeAndre Goolsby attended Saturday’s game, and K-State went out of its way to make him feel welcome. The Wildcats showed highlights of his father, Brian, who used to play fullback at K-State, throughout the game. He was also the answer to a trivia question on the video board. Goolsby is a four-star recruit who is considering K-State, Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

To reach Kellis Robinett, send email to krobinett@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/KellisRobinett.

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