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?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All of the starters were gone by the time the first quarter was halfway over on Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is preparing to unveil a new statue of head football coach Bill Snyder at the school's newly renovated stadium.
FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State returns 18 starters from a team that has won 28 of 30 games the last two years and claimed back-to-back Football Championship Subdivision titles.
Kansas State's probable starting lineup for Friday night's season-opening college football game against North Dakota State:
ATLANTA - Art Monk is best remembered as a star receiver for the Washington Redskins.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The question wasn't even fully asked before Eric Berry shut it down.