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 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...

 

Mayfield, Anderson lead No. 9 Sooners past K-State, 42-35

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Oklahoma has made a habit of squandering early leads much of this season. The Sooners went the other way Saturday night. Rodney Anderson ran 22 yards for the go-ahead score with 7 seconds left, Baker Mayfield threw for 410...

 

Sooners' Riley ready for K-State counterpart Snyder

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Lincoln Riley may be the new whiz-kid coach of ninth-ranked Oklahoma, but the reality is that he has been in the Big 12 for 15 years, first as a player at Texas Tech and then as an assistant coach for the Red Raiders. In...

 

Johnson, Kenseth on bubble as Kansas elimination race looms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while Matt Kenseth joked last weekend about driving a school bus if he fails to find a ride for next...

 

No. 6 TCU handles K-State, weather delays in 26-6 victory

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — TCU and Kansas State had gone through pregame stretching and warm-ups, even tossed the coin, and were minutes away from kickoff Saturday when the first flash of lightning lit up the sky. After a 3-hour weather delay, the...

 

K-State looks toward last season for turnaround inspiration

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder doesn't have to flip back the pages in the media guide very far to find inspiration for turning around a season that has gone sideways. In fact, one page should do it. The Wildcats were...

 

Kansas-Missouri to renew rivalry for hurricane relief effort

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Border War is back, only this time it's for charity. Bitter rivals Kansas and Missouri have agreed to play an exhibition men's basketball game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Oct. 22 to raise money for hurricane rel...

 

K-State's Delton expected to start against No. 6 TCU

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Alex Delton was thrust into a difficult situation last weekend at Texas, taking over for injured Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz in a nip-and-tuck game on the road against Texas. His first career start won't be a whole lo...

 

Kansas, K-State in similar sticky quarterback situations

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The culprit at Kansas has been ineffectiveness. Down the road at Kansas State, the problem has been health. Either way, the two Power Five schools in the Sunflower State are in the most unenviable of situations: They are...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    October 8, 2017

Nisby has 4 TDs rushing and Texas Tech pounds Kansas, 65-19

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Texas Tech piled up a whole bunch of points against Kansas on Saturday. Nothing new there. The Red Raiders did most of their work on the ground, though, their high-flying offense under coach Kliff Kingsbury showing remarkable...

 
 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    October 4, 2017

Kansas State abandons pass, turning offense one-dimensional

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The number of times Kansas State threw the ball in the second half of the victory over Baylor last week could be counted on the right hand of quarterback Jesse Ertz. Five times. That's it. Part of it was due to the score, wit...

 

K-State tries to bounce back, Baylor tries to get on track

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was so embarrassed by his team's performance in a loss at Vanderbilt that he penned a letter this week apologizing to fans of the Wildcats. "I did not hold up our end and provide you with a...

 

Grier, Crawford help West Virginia put away Kansas, 56-34

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia did what most people expected it would against Kansas in the first half Saturday, building the kind of lopsided advantage that should have made it an easy afternoon in Memorial Stadium. Instead, the banged-up...

 

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