Knocking off the crown
Kansas State may have played its final football game on a crowned field Thursday at West Virginia. The Mountaineers are the only team in the Big 12 with a crowned field, and they are leveling the playing surface after the season.
With that in mind, K-State athletic director John Currie said the Wildcats will alter their own grass practice fields, which are crowned. During the offseason, he said the current practice fields will be replaced by a mixture of level artificial and grass practice surfaces.
The new practice areas will be designated for both football and women’s soccer, a sport K-State is in the process of adding to replace its equestrian program.
▪ NFL scouts attended Thursday’s game in big numbers. Philadelphia, the New York Giants, Washington, Houston, New Orleans, St. Louis, Jacksonville, San Diego and Pittsburgh all had talent evaluators watching from the press box.
▪ Two bowl games — the Liberty and Texas — had representatives in attendance.
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