K-State kick returner Morgan Burns could be selected in the late rounds of the NFL Draft. Burns has heard from a handful of teams and visited the Green Bay Packers. Teams have asked Burns if he would be open to playing running back.
Kansas State athletic director John Currie received a two-year contract extension through 2022. Currie’s salary remains unchanged, but retention bonuses were added. K-State has completed $210 million worth of stadium and facility upgrades under Currie, who may also get the opportunity to choose football coach Bill Snyder’s replacement.
Bill Snyder goes through the same routine every year. As Kansas State’s spring football game approaches, he says he may tinker with its format. But the setup never changes. The first string will take on the second string, Snyder will flip the score at halftime and officials will use standard clock procedures. It’s the only way to resemble a live game.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder watched junior-college wide receiver Byron Pringle on film and quickly labeled him a difference-maker, the type of player who could help K-State immediately. But Snyder was hesitant to offer Pringle a scholarship because of his criminal history.
ESPN analyst Mel Kiper thinks next week will be a good week for Kansas State’s draft hopefuls. He projects as many as three former Wildcats, Cody Whitehair, Glenn Gronkowski and Morgan Burns, to be selected.
Kansas State linebackers Elijah Lee, Will Davis and Charmeachealle Moore are trying to top what they accomplished last season. Together, the three linebackers made 189 tackles a year ago. This spring, Lee, Davis and Moore say competition has never been stronger in practice.
It was a Sunflower State sweep when the Big 12 announced its basketball scholar-athlete of the year awards Thursday. Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis, for the second straight year, and Kansas State junior guard Kindred Wesemann were the winners.
K-State recruits Brian Patrick and Cartier Diarra signed to play basketball with the Wildcats on Wednesday. Patrick, a three-star shooting guard, is a skilled three-point shooter, and Diarra will give K-State depth at point guard.
Bill Snyder wishes the Kansas State football team could continue to hold satellite camps in the Sunflower State. Snyder and his coaching staff have discovered countless players at nearby satellite camps over the years. Former defensive end Ryan Mueller and current receiver Denzel Goolsby, for example, may have attended other schools had they not attended K-State’s satellite camps.
Kansas State freshman guard Ron Freeman will transfer to Northwest Florida State College, men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber announced Tuesday. Weber doesn’t expect any other K-State players to transfer.
Kansas State’s Kamau Stokes thinks he can be an improved point guard next season. He has nearly recovered from a mid-season knee injury, and is walking without a limp. K-State was 13-8 with Stokes in the lineup as a freshman and 4-8 without him.
Justin Silmon may be K-State’s most powerful running back, but is he reliable? The sophomore averaged 65 yards in his first four games, but 10.5 in his final nine. Charles Jones, Dalvin Warmack and Silmon will compete for carries this season.
Miami point guard and Kansas State transfer Angel Rodriguez is the Hurricanes' unquestioned leader and has led his team into a Sweet 16 showdown against Villanova on Thursday in Louisville, Ky. (Tony Adame/The Wichita Eagle)
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