LARNED - A few evenings ago I sat down with Dave "Red Man" Redding who coached for 24 seasons in the National Football League. Who is Dave Redding? A little history is in order.
Kansas State gets a Sunflower Showdown for playing host to an NCAA Division-I baseball regional for the first time in school history this weekend in Manhattan.
MANHATTAN - For the first time in program history, K-State and Manhattan will serve as one of 16 national sites for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, as the Big 12 Champion Wildcats were selected Sunday to host a regional, starting on Friday at Tointon Family Stadium.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Grinding through a rough patch with their chances of playing in the postseason slipping away, Sunny Golloway and the Oklahoma Sooners quickly realized their hardships weren't so bad when a deadly tornado struck a neighboring community.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kansas State relievers Nate Williams and Jake Matthys combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings to bolster a solid start by freshman Blake McFadden as the top-seeded Wildcats edged Texas Tech 4-3 on Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Old Frank was probably watching when Kansas State last won a conference title in baseball. It was 1933, and Franklin D. Roosevelt was only two months into his first term as President. Now, in 2013, the Wildcats finally got around to making it happen again.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Kansas State reaped the rewards of its first-ever Big 12 baseball championship season as a school-record seven players earned all-conference first-team honors on Tuesday. Wildcats head coach Brad Hill was named coach of the year for the second time.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State outfielder Tanner Witt scored on a bases-loaded passed ball in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the 18th-ranked Wildcats to their first Big 12 Championship in school history with a 6-5 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma Friday evening at Tointon Family Stadium.
Okay, you all know the tune to "Do You Know The Way To San Jose," so sing along with me. Do you know the way to Tallahassee? You can also substitute Lexington or Chapel Hill as the destination. A funny thing happened on the way to those places Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins took a left turn on the experts and declared his song would sing, "I Know The Way To Lawrence."
The stock of the top two Heisman Trophy finalists dropped in this past weekend's NFL draft.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State fullback Braden Wilson joined teammates and fellow Kansans Arthur Brown and Chris Harper as selections in this weekend's NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
MANHATTAN - Daniel Sams threw for 391 yards and Jake Waters passed for 249 as the two ended their spring competition on Saturday afternoon in the Purple/White game to replace Collin Klein as Kansas State's quarterback.
LAWRENCE - Kansas senior offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday afternoon by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Uncertainty envelopes most any football player that harbors hopes of being selected in the NFL draft, which begins tonight at 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
LAWRENCE - Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps racked up 257 yards on 20-for-28 passing, earning co-offensive most vaulable player honors as he led the Blue squad to a 34-7 victory in the annual Blue-White spring game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.