MANHATTAN - Gerald Leonard remembers watching Daniel Sams perform on the high school fields along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. There were times when the coach would stand back and simply marvel at his talented young star.
CLEVELAND - The Kansas City Royals believe they are in the American League playoff chase to stay. They might start convincing others, too.
MANHATTAN - There was no secret to what Kansas State was going to do last season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs scored more points in their season opener than they did in any game last season. They piled up six sacks, returned an interception for a touchdown and didn't allow the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars to score on offense.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It was Kansas City's most lopsided season-opening victory in 50 years, a perfect start to the Andy Reid era.
LAWRENCE - For the first time in his coaching life, Charlie Weis saw one of his running backs might be open for a touchdown pass and thought, in effect, "Oh, no."
MANHATTAN - It didn't do Kansas State coach Bill Snyder any good to yell into his headset for Tramaine Thompson to let the second-half kickoff land out of bounds Saturday night. There was no way the wide receiver could have heard him across the field.
MANHATTAN - In the not-too-distant future, legendary Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is going to be faced with a dilemma, although it might not come for a week or two, sometime after next Saturday's home game against UMass.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Kansas City and Jacksonville are counting on this season to be better than the last one.
MANHATTAN- Kansas State head football caoch Bill Snyder saw the fallout of a season-opening loss to North Dakota State reflected in the faces of his players as they showed up for practice this week.
HAYS - Emporia State University quarterback Brent Wilson threw for 301 yards as the Hornets blew past the Fort Hays State Tigers 43-13 on Thursday night at Lewis Field Stadium in a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football game to open the season.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State had 13 former players on active rosters and one on injured reserve as National Football League teams were mandated to trim their rosters to 53 players for the upcoming season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs had offensive tackle Eric Fisher rated No. 1 on their draft board. The Jacksonville Jaguars had fellow offensive tackle Luke Joeckel rated first on their board.
LAWRENCE - Last season was filled with unfamiliarity for Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder isn't about to make sweeping changes to the depth chart after the Wildcats struggled on both sides of the ball in a season-opening loss to North Dakota State.