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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - General manager John Dorsey huddled with the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs' personnel department long into the night, evaluating just about every player that had been waived by rival teams.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The phrase became the butt of jokes around the Kansas City Chiefs with every loss last season. It was mentioned in snarky headlines and glib comments every time there was locker room strife.
MANHATTAN - North Dakota State believed all along, a belief that began not so long ago in Fargo, N.D., one that has produced back-to-back FCS national championships, putting the Bison on the college football map.
MANHATTAN - The day began with a dedication ceremony for a massive renovation to Bill Snyder Family Stadium, and it ended with North Dakota State playing spoiler for Kansas State's longtime head coach.
MANHATTAN - Brock Jensen spun into the end zone from inside the 1-yard line for the go-ahead touchdown with 28 seconds left, and North Dakota State upset defending Big 12 champion Kansas State 24-21 on Friday night to open the season.
LARNED - As the NFL exhibition season has moved into its final weekend, I am still puzzled about these Chiefs. In preseason games, the guys from Arrowhead have been all over the place. Is that what we can expect all season?