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Encyclopedia > Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State Wildcats athletic logo
University Kansas State University
Conference Big 12
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Tim Weiser
Location Manhattan, KS
Varsity Teams 16
Stadium Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium
Arena Bramlage Coliseum
Mascot Willie the Wildcat
Nickname Wildcats
Colors Purple and White            
Homepage www.kstatesports.com

Kansas State University's athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complementary colors. Kansas State participates in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big 12 Conference. Sports sponsored by the university include football, basketball, cross country and track, baseball, golf, tennis (women's), rowing (women's), equestrian (women's), and volleyball (women's). Image File history File links Kansas-State-University-sports-logo. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Manhattan is a city located in northeastern Kansas. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium is a stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Bramlage Coliseum is a 13,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Willie the Wildcat Willie the Wildcat is the mascot for the Kansas State University Wildcats. ... Purple is any of a group of colors intermediate between blue and red. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...


Kansas State competed in the Missouri Valley Conference from 1913 to 1928; the Big Six Conference from 1928 to 1947; the Big Seven Conference from 1947 to 1958; the Big Eight Conference from 1958 to 1996, and is now a member of the Big 12 Conference. Entering the 2006-2007 school year, Kansas State has captured 54 total conference championships through the years. Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Big Six Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated major college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in 1928 when six members of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association departed that conference to establish the Big Six. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The Big Seven Conference was formerly an NCAA-affiliated Division I collegiate athletic association that sponsored American football. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big Eight Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University in... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Administration

Athletic Directors of note at Kansas State University include: blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ...

Z.G. Clevenger (1916-1920); first Athletic Director, member of College Football Hall of Fame
Mike Ahearn (1920-1947); considered "Father of Kansas State Athletics"
H.B. "Bebe" Lee (1956-1969); member of National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame
Ernie Barrett (1969-1975); known as "Mr. K-State"
DeLoss Dodds (1978-1981)
Steve Miller (1988-1992)
Tim Weiser (2001-present)

Zora G. Clevenger (December 12, 1881 – November 24, 1970) was a Hall of Fame college football player, as well as a successful football and basketball coach and pioneering athletic director. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics is a professional organization for college and university athletic directors in the United States. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... DeLoss Dodds is the current mens athletic director of The University of Texas at Austin Longhorns. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Miller was the President and CEO of the Professional Bowlers Association until the fall of 2005. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article is about the year 2001. ...

Basketball

Rolando Blackman shooting down Oregon State on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1981
Rolando Blackman shooting down Oregon State on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1981

The baskeball teams currently play in Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2553x3303, 728 KB) Licensing This image is of a magazine cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the magazine or the individual contributors who worked on the cover depicted. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2553x3303, 728 KB) Licensing This image is of a magazine cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the magazine or the individual contributors who worked on the cover depicted. ... Rolando Ro Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959 in Panama City, Panama) was an NBA basketball star who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Bramlage Coliseum is a 13,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan Manhattan is a town located in northeastern Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. ...

Men's basketball

Kansas State's men's basketball team began competition in 1902. The program has a long history of success. The first two conference titles captured by the school were won in the sport, in 1917 and 1919. Kansas State has gone on to capture 17 conference crowns in the sport. 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Through the years the team earned the right to participate in 22 NCAA basketball tournaments. Kansas State's best finish at the tournament came in 1951, when it played the University of Kentucky for the national championship. The school has reached the Final Four four times, the Elite Eight 11 times, and the Sweet Sixteen 16 times. Included among K-State's tournament wins are some all-time classics, including a 50-48 win over second-ranked Oregon State University in 1981, and a 83-80 win over Oscar Robertson's University of Cincinnati team in 1958, which Sports Illustrated called "the game of the year." // The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... The 1951 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ... The 1981 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee) is an American former NBA player and is considered by many to be one of the greatest basketball players in history. ... The University of Cincinnati is a state university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The 1958 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 24 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


The best season in the school's history may have been 1959, when the team finished the season ranked Number 1 in the Associated Press Poll. K-State has finished ranked in the Top Ten of the poll on six other occasions, and in the top twenty twelve total times. The team has also posted a winning record at home every year since 1946. In the 1990s, however, the program faded from the national scene, and K-State has not participated in the NCAA Tournament since 1996. See also: 1958 in sports, other events of 1959, 1960 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Lee Petty won the inaugural Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 — Rodger Ward USAC Racing — Rodger Ward Formula One Champion — Jack Brabham of Australia... The Associated Press (AP) Poll typically refers to a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams, though other AP polls exist as well. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


K-State's biggest rivalry in basketball is the Sunflower Showdown matchup against the University of Kansas. The Sunflower Showdown is the name given to the series of athletic contests between the University of Kansas and Kansas State University, most notably football and mens basketball. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ...


A number of notable and successful coaches have led the Wildcats through the years. The most successful are:

  • Jack Hartman – (1970-1986); 295-169 (.636)

Zora G. Clevenger (December 12, 1881 – November 24, 1970) was a Hall of Fame college football player, as well as a successful football and basketball coach and pioneering athletic director. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Morice Fredrick Tex Winter (born February 25, 1922) is a successful basketball coach and innovator of the triangle offense. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Guy S. Lowman was a successful college athletics coach at several major American universities in the early 20th century. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... James H. Jack Gardner (b. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lon Kruger (born August 19, 1952 in Silver Lake, Kansas) is an American basketball coach. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Lowell Fitzsimmons (October 7, 1931–July 24, 2004) was a native of Hannibal, Missouri who was a college and NBA basketball coach. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Bob Huggins (born September 21, 1953 in Morgantown, West Virginia[1]) is the head coach of the mens basketball team at Kansas State University, and was head coach at University of Cincinnati from 1989 to 2005. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Women's basketball

Kansas State's women's basketball team began intercollegiate competition in 1968. The team is among the top 15 all-time winningest programs in the NCAA. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


The women's team has participated in 14 total NCAA basketball tournaments and AIAW tournaments (pre-NCAA). It has reached the Sweet Sixteen 9 times and Elite Eight twice. K-State has finished ranked in the Top Ten of the AP Poll on three occasions (1984, 2003, 2004), and in the top twenty nine total times. Following the 2005-2006 season, Kansas State was crowned champion of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women’s athletics and to administer national championships. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... This article is about the year 1984. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Womens National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) is a college basketball tournament with a preseason and postseason version played every year. ...


Football

The team currently plays in Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium is a stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan Manhattan is a town located in northeastern Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. ...


The football team began play in 1893. The program had some shining moments in the 1920s and 1930s, including a Big Six Conference championship in 1934. Nevertheless, Kansas State was historically one of the worst programs in the NCAA until 1989, when the athletic department hired Bill Snyder as head coach. 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Big Six Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated major college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in 1928 when six members of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association departed that conference to establish the Big Six. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Snyder (born October 7, 1939 in Saint Joseph, Missouri) was the head football coach for Kansas State University from 1989 to 2005. ...


Bill Snyder era

In Bill Snyder's fifth season at the helm, in 1993, Kansas State posted the first victory in a bowl game in school history. Success and high rankings continued over the next decade, including six top-ten finishes in the AP Poll and a perfect (11-0) regular season in 1998. As the team improved, recruiting also improved, and Snyder was able to bring in athletes such as quarterback Michael Bishop, the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1998, and running back Darren Sproles, who led the nation in rushing in 2003. The run of success culminated in a Big 12 Conference championship in 2003. The 1993 Division IA football season saw Florida St. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... The 1998 Division IA football season was the first of the Bowl Championship Series, which crowned Tennessee its national champion, the schools first since the 1950s and one year after mega star quarterback Peyton Manning left for the NFL. The BCS combined elements of the old Bowl Coalition and... Michael Bishop (born April 15, 1976 in Galveston, Texas) is a former NFL quarterback who played with the New England Patriots during the 2000 season. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... The 1998 Division IA football season was the first of the Bowl Championship Series, which crowned Tennessee its national champion, the schools first since the 1950s and one year after mega star quarterback Peyton Manning left for the NFL. The BCS combined elements of the old Bowl Coalition and... Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983 in Waterloo, Iowa) is a running back who was drafted in 2005 by the San Diego Chargers in the NFL. High School Career Darren Sproles attended Olathe North High School in Olathe,Kansas. ... The 2003 Division IA football ended with the BCS in a heap of controversy. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The 2003 Division IA football ended with the BCS in a heap of controversy. ...


In his 17 years as head coach at K-State, Snyder became the school's all-time winningest football coach (136 wins) and led Kansas State to eleven consecutive bowl games (1993-2003), including six wins. Snyder's legacy at K-State also includes winning or sharing four Big 12 North titles.


In 1998 Snyder was recognized as the National Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and the Walter Camp Football Foundation, and was awarded the Bear Bryant Award and the Bobby Dodd Foundation Award. Coach Snyder was also selected Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year by the Associated Press three times (1990, 1991 and 1993), joining Bob Devaney as the only two men in Big Eight history to be named Coach of the Year three times in a four-year period. Snyder was named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year twice, in 1998 (Associated Press, coaches) and 2002 (coaches). The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Paul Bear Bryant Award has been given out annually since 1957 to NCAA college footballs coach of the year. ... Robert S. Bob Devaney (13 April 1915 – 9 May 1997) was an American football coach, most notably for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers. ...


The winning attitude under former coach Snyder was represented by a stylized wildcat, called the "Powercat" (shown at top), that was added to the football team's uniforms in 1989. The emblem became so popular that by the late 1990s it had essentially replaced "Willie the Wildcat," a character designed by art department students in the late 1950s. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning from the 1st of January, 1950 to the 31st December, 1959. ...


Snyder retired following the 2005 season, and on December 5, 2005, Ron Prince was named the new head coach. Prince was formerly an assistant coach and offensive line coach at the University of Virginia. The 2005 Division IA football season ended with the least amount of controversy surrounding the BCS title game in many years. ... Ron Prince is the head football coach at Kansas State University. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ...


2006 season

In his first year at the helm of the Wildcats, Prince led Kansas State to a 7-6 record and the team's first winning season since 2003. The signature win of the regular season was a 45-42 upset victory over #4-ranked University of Texas on November 11, 2006. Kansas State finished the season with a 37-10 loss to the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University in the inaugural Texas Bowl on December 28, 2006. The 2003 Division IA football ended with the BCS in a heap of controversy. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... For the current years team, see 2006 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Team The Scarlet Knights football program, representing Rutgers University was one of the first football programs in the nation, and consequently is the oldest team in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. ... Rutgers redirects here. ... The Texas Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been held annually in Houston, Texas since 2000. ... The 2006-07 NCAA College Football Bowl Games schedule caps the 2006 NCAA Division I-A football season in college football. ...


Bowl games

Kansas State has participated in 13 bowl games, with an overall record of 6-7. Kansas State had a streak of 11 straight bowl appearances that lasted from the 1993 season to the 2003 season. A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The 1993 Division IA football season saw Florida St. ... The 2003 Division IA football ended with the BCS in a heap of controversy. ...

Date Result Bowl Opponent Score
12-11-1982 L Independence Bowl University of Wisconsin 14 - 3
12-29-1993 W Copper Bowl University of Wyoming 52 - 7
12-25-1994 L Aloha Bowl Boston College 12 - 7
12-29-1995 W Holiday Bowl Colorado State University 54 - 21
1-1-1997 L Cotton Bowl Brigham Young University 19 - 15
12-31-1997 W Fiesta Bowl Syracuse University 35 - 18
12-29-1998 L Alamo Bowl Purdue University 37 - 34
12-29-1999 W Holiday Bowl University of Washington 24 - 20
1-1-2001 W Cotton Bowl University of Tennessee 35 - 21
12-29-2001 L Insight.com Bowl Syracuse University 26 - 3
12-27-2002 W Holiday Bowl Arizona State University 34 - 27
1-2-2004 L Fiesta Bowl Ohio State University 35 - 28
12-28-2006 L Texas Bowl Rutgers University 37 - 10

The 1982 Division 1A Football season saw Paul “Bear” Bryant retire as head coach at Alabama with 323 career victories in 38 seasons. ... The PetroSun Independence Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I college football bowl game that is played annually at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana, so named because it was inaugurated in the United States bicentennial year, 1976. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The 1993 Division IA football season saw Florida St. ... The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college American football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Medicine Bow mountain ranges. ... The 1994 Division IA football saw yet another controversial finish as both Nebraska and Penn State finished undefeated, and yet Penn State finished a distant second in the final AP and UPI polls. ... The Aloha Classic is a now_defunct National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I_A college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The 1995 Division IA football was the first year of the Bowl Alliance and was a relatively calm year as compared to the early 1990s. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... // Colorado State is a comprehensive public research university that ranks among the world leaders in biomedical sciences, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, natural resources, veterinary medicine, animal cancer, human health and nutrition, and clean energy research. ... The 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with the Florida Gators crowned National Champions, but not as unanimously as the Bowl Alliance would have hoped. ... For the Cotton Bowl stadium, see Cotton Bowl (stadium). ... BYU redirects here. ... The 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with a split championship for the third time in the 1990s. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... The 1998 Division IA football season was the first of the Bowl Championship Series, which crowned Tennessee its national champion, the schools first since the 1950s and one year after mega star quarterback Peyton Manning left for the NFL. The BCS combined elements of the old Bowl Coalition and... The Alamo Bowl is a major American college football bowl game played annually since 1993 in the 65,000-seat Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... The 1999 Division IA football season saw Florida State named national champions, defeating Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... The 2000 Division IA football season ended with fans singing Oklahoma! as the Sooners claimed the first national championship of the new millenium, and their first conference championship since the departure of Barry Switzer. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... The 2001 Division IA football season saw the hurricane winds blow again as Miami, the team of the 80s, returned to form winning the national title. ... The Insight Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college American football bowl game played in Arizona since 1989. ... The 2002 Division IA football season bucked the trend of boring national title games, providing a game that lived up to the hype. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... The 2003 Division IA football ended with the BCS in a heap of controversy. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The 2006 NCAA Division I-A football season, or the college football season, began on August 31, 2006, progresses through the regular season and bowl season, and will conclude with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona, USA, when the #2 Florida... The Texas Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been held annually in Houston, Texas since 2000. ... Rutgers redirects here. ...

Track and field

Kansas State began competing in track and field in 1904. Year 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In the first 100 years of the program (through the end of the 2004-2005 season), 30 K-State athletes have won individual NCAA national championships. The program also produced 104 women's outdoor All-Americans, 63 men's outdoor All-Americans, 64 women's indoor All-Americans, and 81 men's indoor All-Americans. Thirteen athletes have attended 18 Olympics and have won seven medals. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...


Legendary coach Ward Haylett, who is enshrined in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame, left a strong imprint on the Kansas State program. He was head coach at the school from 1928-1963. 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


Volleyball

The team currently plays in Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas. Ahearn Field House is one of the athletic buildings on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan Manhattan is a town located in northeastern Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. ...


Kansas State's women's volleyball team began intercollegiate competition in 1974. The team is among the all-time winningest programs in the NCAA. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


The team participated in 10 consecutive NCAA tournaments from 1996 to 2005. K-State also participated in the AIAW tournament in 1977. K-State has finished ranked in the top twenty of the AVCA poll four times, and in the top 25 nine times. The NCAA has contested team championships in womens volleyball since 1981. ... The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women’s athletics and to administer national championships. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Notable alumni

The following is a list of notable people associated with Kansas State University. ...

See also

The Sunflower Showdown is the name given to the series of athletic contests between the University of Kansas and Kansas State University, most notably football and mens basketball. ... Bramlage Coliseum is a 13,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium is a stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. ...

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