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Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Silvio De Sousa mugged for a couple cameras, then did a couple dance moves for video, before finally settling into a chair on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse. He looked relaxed. Completely at ease. Chill, even. He certainly...

 

Kansas, K-State trying to find footing as Big 12 rolls on

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The prevailing thought surrounding Kansas last week was that the Jayhawks had finally turned the corner, and a lopsided win over a fellow Power Five school in Rutgers was proof coach David Beaty was making progress in his vast...

 

RB Pooka Williams giving Kansas a big lift early in season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Pooka Williams had just taken a handoff from Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender in the second half of their game Saturday when he saw a host of Rutgers defenders converging on him. So the 5-foot-9 freshman reversed field and...

 

K-State settles on Thompson as starter at QB ahead of UTSA

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton spent an entire season, then a full offseason, pitching a back-and-forth battle for the starting quarterback job at Kansas State. All along, Bill Snyder said he would play both of them. That...

 

K-State unveils $200M-plus master plan for sports programs

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Soon after Gene Taylor arrived at Kansas State, the new athletic director began quietly speaking with coaches, staff and athletes to ascertain what they needed to remain competitive in the Big 12. In terms of facilities, the...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    August 31, 2018

Kansas State opens season with visit from South Dakota

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder thought he knew who had won the tightly contested race between Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton to start at quarterback when Kansas State opens the season against South Dakota. Then the 78-year-old coach watched...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    August 17, 2018

Jayhawks enter season with coach David Beaty under pressure

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David Beaty has plenty of reasons to be feeling the pressure this season. The biggest is his record, which is just 3-33 in three seasons at Kansas. His only win over a power school came in 2016, when the Jayhawks stunned Texas...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    August 17, 2018

K-State to lean on QBs Thompson, Delton to deliver success

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder's record as a head coach is marvelous when he has a returning quarterback with big-game experience, and that should bode especially well for Kansas State this season. That's because he has two of them. Skylar...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    August 10, 2018

K-State signs Bill Snyder to new 5-year contract

So much for Kansas State coach Bill Snyder retiring anytime soon. Just days after saying he felt energized heading into this season, the school announced Thursday it had signed Snyder to a new five-year contract that includes a pay bump to $3.45...

 
 By Dave Skretta    Sports    July 26, 2018

US women view Tournament of Nations as World Cup tuneup

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Amy Rodriguez and Becky Sauerbrunn arrived in Kansas City this week with their focus somewhat split. The veterans of the U.S. women's national team understand the importance of the four-team Tournament of Nations, which...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    July 6, 2018

Kansas hires ex-Arkansas AD Jeff Long to lead athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The major reasons the athletic director job at Kansas became available nearly two months ago are precisely the same reasons Jeff Long will be filling that seat beginning Aug. 1. He's shown a gift for raising money and...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    May 13, 2018

MMA star Valentina Shevchenko checks out first NASCAR race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko would normally be glued to her television to watch UFC 224 on Saturday night, when bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was set to defend her belt against Raquel Pennington. Turns out she won't be paying...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    May 11, 2018

Kenseth ready for season debut at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — It was about a year ago that Matt Kenseth thought he would be spending the year driving a school bus. He is back to driving something with a little more horsepower. Kenseth returned to NASCAR's top series on Friday when he...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    April 1, 2018

Kansas' season ends in Final Four loss to Villanova

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self insisted all season long that the Kansas team he put on the court night after night was different from those of the past, its margin for error thinner than perhaps in any other season. Even when it was busy winning a...

 

Wichita State, Marshall meet 48 years after plane crashes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dan D'Antoni was a 23-year-old assistant with the Marshall basketball program in 1970, and a babysitter, too. He was at the home of a friend and team physician for the Thundering Herd when a plane carrying members of the...

 

Kansas freshman Billy Preston signs with European pro team

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with a professional team in Bosnia, ending any chance the five-star prospect whose eligibility has been in question for months will play for the Jayhawks. Preston was expected to start...

 

K-State overcoming injuries, heartbreak to pile up wins

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State dropped back-to-back games to highly ranked teams, lost one of its top players to a foot injury and experienced a heartbreaking defeat to bitter rival Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. In other words, the perfect...

 

Brown, Wade star as Kansas State routs No. 4 Oklahoma 87-69

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown missed a potential game-winner at Kansas last weekend, an off-balance shot he was never supposed to take, and spent the next couple days ruing the missed opportunity. Kansas State's gritty junior guard made up for...

 

Kansas State pulls away late, beats Oklahoma State 86-82

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown wanted to get right back in the gym after Kansas State's loss to Texas Tech over the weekend, but coach Bruce Weber told him NCAA rules limited how much the team could practice. So, Brown organized his own...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    January 3, 2018

AP Source: Kansas State's Bill Snyder returning next season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder will be back on the sideline next season. The 78-year-old coach told his assistants during a short meeting Tuesday that he will return for his 27th season with the Wildcats, a person familiar w...

 

K-State turns to Skylar Thompson as future quarterback

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson went from the third-string quarterback on a team scuffling for wins to the savior and future of Kansas State football — all in just a few short weeks. He rescued the Wildcats in the second half against...

 

Mayfield snubbed as No. 3 Sooners roll 41-3 win over Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — On his way to the bus, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield stopped outside the visiting locker room at Memorial Stadium to sign a handful of autographs for wide-eyed kids who clearly idolize him. Their opinions of him hadn't...

 

Sooners' Mayfield contrite after more antics vs Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Baker Mayfield knows full well by now that the television cameras are always on him, part of the gig when you're the starting quarterback at perennial powerhouse Oklahoma. Not to mention the Heisman Trophy front-runner. The do... Full story

 

Grier, Crawford help No. 23 Mountaineers beat K-State 28-23

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Will Grier threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns, Justin Crawford added 113 yards rushing and No. 23 West Virginia overcame its early mistakes to hold off Kansas State 28-23 on Saturday. Ka'Raun White had eight catches for...

 

Senior-led Texas schools chasing Kansas in Big 12 race

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a feeling of familiarity at the Sprint Center on Tuesday. Down one hall walked the TCU trio of Vladimir Brodziansky, Ahmed Hamdy and Kenrich Williams, while the Baylor trio of Manu Lecomte, Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. and...

 

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