MANHATTAN — Coming off a 10-3 season, a berth in the AT&T Cotton Bowl and several months of offseason conditioning work, the Kansas State football team will hit the practice field for the first time this spring today with the first of 14 workouts leading up to the April 28 Purple/White game.
The Wildcats return 44 lettermen from last year’s 10-3 squad and will look to continue to make daily improvement under 2011 Big 12 and National Coach of the Year Bill Snyder, who is in his 21st season overall at Kansas State.
The Wildcats return 14 starters, eight on offense and six on defense, in 2012 while also returning its kicker, punter and long snapper. Kansas State will be led by senior quarterback Collin Klein and linebacker Arthur Brown, both All-America candidates, while the squad also welcomes back 2011 Walter Camp All-Americans Tyler Lockett and Nigel Malone.
In all, K-State returns 10 players from 2011 that earned midseason or postseason All-Big 12 honors from various media outlets.
Tickets for the spring game are priced at $5 while K-State students and children under the age of two will be admitted at no charge.
To purchase tickets, visit k-statesports.com or call the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS. Both ticket booths at the stadium will also be open on gameday beginning at 10 a.m. Gates open at noon.