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K-State sets out to defend its Big 12 Conference title following rebuild

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Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters is interviewed by reporters during Kansas State’s media day on Monday, Aug. 5, at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan. Waters, a junior-college transfer, is competing with sophomore Daniel Sams for the starting job

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MANHATTAN — The last time Kansas State won a conference championship, Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder was still in his first tenure in Manhattan and nobody had any reason to believe the success would ever end.
After all, that 2003 season marked the sixth time in seven years that the Wildcats won at least 11 games. Snyder had built a program from national laughingstock to perennial contender, his teams seemingly always appearing in the Top 25 and usually in title consideration.
Well, they went 4-7 the following year.
Now in his second stint leading the program, Snyder isn’t about to ...


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