Kansas State uses spring football game as dress rehearsal

Spring games have long been a staple of college football, but they have never been mandatory. So Could Kansas State ever join the group of schools who skip them for extra practice time. Bill Snyder says he values the spring game. “It’s for our fan base,” Snyder said Tuesday at a news conference. “I would prefer practices, but our fans enjoy seeing our players and the environment and all those sorts of things. So we will always do it.”

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Campus Corner

Could Kim Anderson become the next Bo Ryan?

Kim Anderson isn’t alone in being passed up for a head coaching job by his alma mater. Anderson’s former Missouri teammate, Bill Flamack, draws a comparison with Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, who was passed up for the Badgers’ head coaching job three times while coaching at a Division III school in the state.

Big 12 Conference

Sports panel jeers paying athletes

The subject of paying student-athletes, along with many others, was discussed at length in a two-hour forum on college athletics in front of a large crowd at McCain Auditorium. The Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board recently issued a groundbreaking ruling in support of Northwestern football players that are attempting to unionize, making it a hot-button issue at many universities.

Kansas State to announce details for $50 million upgrade to football stadium

Kansas State is ready to unveil plans for a $50 million overhaul to the north end of its football stadium with hopes that construction can begin at the conclusion of the upcoming season and be completed in time for the 2015 home opener, according to four sources with knowledge of the project. The sources said K-State plans to share full details of the privately funded renovation with a video at the Wildcats’ spring football game on April 26.

Football

2013 Schedule

  • 8/30, North Dakota State 24, K-State 21
  • 9/7, K-State 48, Louisiana 27
  • 9/14, K-State 37, UMass 7
  • 9/21, K-State at Texas
  • 9/28, Open date
  • 10/5, K-State at Oklahoma State
  • 10/12, Baylor at K-State
  • 10/26, West Virginia at K-State
  • 11/2, Iowa State at K-State
  • 11/9, K-State at Texas Tech
  • 11/16, TCU at K-State
  • 11/23, Oklahoma at K-State
  • 11/30, K-State at Kansas