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K-State’s B.J. Finney, Tyler Lockett, Jake Waters and Ryan Mueller on preseason awards lists

Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett, Jake Waters, Ryan Mueller and B.J. Finney have been chosen to watch lists for multiple college football awards. Lockett and Waters are up for the Maxwell Award, presented to the top player in college football, and Mueller is on the watch list for the Bednarik Award, given to the defensive player of the year. Finney is on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the top center.

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Kansas State lands rare commitment — a football player from Lawrence

No Lawrence players have been listed on Kansas State’s football roster since Bill Snyder took over the Wildcats’ football program in 1989. That will change in 2015. Scott Frantz, a senior-to-be at Lawrence Free State High, orally committed to K-State in June. The three-star prospect, and the sixth-ranked recruit in the Sunflower State, according to Rivals, chose the Wildcats over his hometown Jayhawks and a handful of other schools.

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Kansas State athletic budget proposed at $65.7 million for 2014-15

Kansas State expects its athletic budget to grow to $65.7 million for the 2015 fiscal year. The projected rise is a $5.65 million increase from the 2014 fiscal year and a $21.6 million increase from the 2010 fiscal year, shortly after John Currie was hired as athletic director, but a $4.8 million drop from the 2013 fiscal year, in which the Wildcats’ operating revenue was nearly $70.5 million.