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Kansas State Wildcats
KSUWildcats logo.svg K-stateFBhelmet.gif
Athletic director John Currie
Head coach Bill Snyder
19th year, 142–74–1  (.657)
Home stadium Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Stadium capacity 52,200
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Manhattan, Kansas
Conference Big 12
Division North
All-time record 459–604–41 (.434)
Postseason bowl record 6–7–0
Conference titles 3 (1912, 1934, 2003)
Consensus All-Americans 11[1]
Current uniform
BIG12-Uniform-KSU.PNG
Colors Royal Purple       
Fight song Wildcat Victory
Mascot Willie the Wildcat
Marching band Pride Of Wildcat Land
Trophy game rival Kansas Jayhawks
Website K-State Sports

The Kansas State Wildcats football program (variously "Kansas State", "K-State" or "KSU") is the intercollegiate football program of the Kansas State University Wildcats. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I Bowl Subdivision, and the team competes in the North Division of the Big 12 Conference. The team has an all-time record of 459–604–41 as of the conclusion of the 2009 season.

The team plays in Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. The KSU Marching Band, also known as the Pride of Wildcat Land, performs at all home games and bowl games.

Contents

History

According to some sources, Kansas State's football team began play on Thanksgiving Day 1893.[2][3] A team from Kansas State defeated St. Mary's Academy 18-10 on that date. Other sources name Kansas State's first game as a 24-0 victory over a team from Abilene, Kansas, on November 3, 1894.[4][5] However, the first official game recorded in the team's history is a 14-0 loss to Fort Riley on November 28, 1896.[6]

In its earliest years, the program had a different coach every year – generally a former college football player who had just graduated from college. Often, the coaches also played with the team during the games.[5] Some of the coaches during this era include Fay Moulton, who went on to win Olympic medals as a sprinter; Cyrus E. Dietz, who became a justice on the Illinois Supreme Court; and Wade Moore, who later was a successful minor league baseball manager. The pattern changed when Mike Ahearn became the first long-term coach in 1905. Ahearn coached for six seasons, leading the team to winning records each year, and concluding in the 1910 season with a 10-1 mark. Ahearn was followed by Guy Lowman, who led Kansas State to its first conference championship, with an 8-2 mark in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1912.[4]

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Early success

The team experienced sustained success in the 1920s and 1930s. Elden Auker was part of a group of excellent athletes that attended Kansas State around the time of the Great Depression, which also included Ralph Graham, Henry Cronkite, George Maddox and Elmer Hackney. These athletes were coupled with a series of Hall of Fame coaches. The first of these coaches was Z.G. Clevenger, who arrived in 1916, when Kansas State essentially swapped head coaches with the University of Tennessee. Clevenger is in the College Football Hall of Fame for his playing abilities, but he was also recognized as a brilliant coach and administrator. Clevenger was followed as football coach in 1920 by Charlie Bachman, who stayed until 1927, and earned his way into the College Football Hall of Fame with his coaching prowess. Bachman was also responsible for permanently endowing Kansas State's sports teams with the nickname of "Wildcats." His successor, Alvin "Bo" McMillin, the coach from 1928–33, is also in the College Football Hall of Fame as a player, but he too was a successful coach who, after leaving Kansas State, was recognized as national collegiate coach of the year and then served as head coach for two NFL teams. After McMillin left, Kansas State hired Lynn "Pappy" Waldorf, who was also later enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach.

With this combination, Kansas State found a rare sustained stretch of success on the football field. In 1931 the football team was on track for a potential bid to the Rose Bowl, the sole bowl game in the country at the time, until Ralph Graham was injured. In 1934, Kansas State won its first major conference football championship. That same year, the New York Times referred to Kansas State "an established Middle Western leader."[7] But then coach Waldorf abruptly left, and the winning stopped.

Mid-century

Over the next sixty years, Kansas State would experience very little success on the football field. Typical of this era was a 28-game losing streak from 1945–1948 (second longest in NCAA Bowl Subdivision history) and losing streaks of 18 and 17 games in the 1960s. From 1946 through 1952, Kansas State went 5–63–1. However, there were a few shining moments. In the mid-1950s, coach Bill Meek started to rebuild the program. In 1953, Kansas State posted a 5–3–1 record, the first winning season at the school since Wes Fry's 1936 team. Upon starting that season 5–1, K-State also received its first national ranking, at #18 in the Coaches Poll on October 28, 1953. The following year was even better, with Kansas State posting a 7–3 record and playing for an Orange Bowl berth in their final game. But Meek left Kansas State following the 1954 season, when the school refused to give raises to his assistants.[8]

In the late 1960s, coach Vince Gibson also briefly started to turn the program around. Behind sophomore quarterback Lynn Dickey, the 1968 squad earned the school's first national ranking in the AP Poll and shut out the University of Nebraska in Lincoln for the school's first victory over NU in a decade. That same season, Kansas State also moved into a new football stadium. The 1969 season was even better. The team started 2–0 before second-ranked Penn State University arrived to play in Manhattan, Kansas. Penn State would ultimately finish the 1969 season undefeated, but Kansas State provided them with one of their toughest tests in a 17–14 game. Following the loss to Penn State, Kansas State reeled off three straight victories, including a win over defending conference champion Kansas in the first Governor's Cup game, and a 59–21 blowout of eleventh-ranked Oklahoma, which was Kansas State's first win over OU since 1934. (It was also the largest loss in Oklahoma's history.) After the Oklahoma game, Kansas State sported a 5–1 record and a #12 national ranking in the AP Poll. This was the high-point of the season, as the team lost its last four games to finish 5–5. Nevertheless, in only his third season, Gibson had dramatically improved the program.

Prior to the 1970 season, Gibson was named the pre-season national coach of the year by Playboy Magazine. The season that followed was up-and-down but ultimately disappointing despite a winning record and a second-place finish in the Big Eight Conference. Kansas State won at Oklahoma and defeated eighth-ranked Colorado, but the season was soured by nonconference defeats and a blow-out loss to Nebraska in the final conference game of the year with the conference title on the line. The worst news of the season came on October 7, 1970, when the conference issued penalties against Kansas State for recruiting violations. Gibson later said that the three-year sanctions destroyed his program, and he never finished above .500 again.[9]

Despite these fleeting moments of glory, by 1989 the school was statistically the worst program in NCAA Division I with an overall record of 299-509-41.[10] Kansas State had also become the first NCAA team to lose 500 games in 1988. Things changed in 1989, when the athletic department hired Bill Snyder to replace Stan Parrish as head coach.

First Bill Snyder era

Bill Snyder took over a program that had the worst record in Division I-A and had gone winless in its prior 27 consecutive games.[10] Snyder then presided over one of the most successful rebuilding projects in the history of college athletics.

In 1991, Snyder's Wildcats finished 7–4 and narrowly missed receiving the school's second bowl bid ever. The team also finished with a winning record in conference play for only the third time since winning the conference title in 1934.

In Snyder's fifth season 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 (before stumbling in the Big 12 Championship Game against Texas A&M). 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 in 2003 led the nation in rushing and holds the current Big 12 all-purpose yards record for a career. The run of success culminated in a Big 12 Conference championship in 2003 with a 35–7 victory over the #1 ranked Oklahoma. (The 69 years since the last conference title in 1934 was the longest span between football titles in Division I history.)

In his 17 years as head coach at K-State, Snyder won 136 games – as many as his predecessors had won from 1935 to 1988 – 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 (1998, 1999 (Tie), 2000, 2003). Snyder also led the Wildcats to a 44–7 record from 1997 to 2000, and six 11-win seasons overall.

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 Coach of the Year 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 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.

Snyder retired following the 2005 season, and on December 5, 2005, Ron Prince was named the new head coach.

Ron Prince era

On December 5, 2005, Ron Prince was hired as the 31st head football coach of the Kansas State Wildcats. Prince was formerly an assistant coach and offensive line coach at the University of Virginia.

In 2006, Prince's first year at the helm of the Wildcats, he 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.

Josh Freeman uses all of his 6'6 frame to pass over the Texas line in a 45–42 victory in 2006.

The Wildcats compiled a 5–7 record in the 2007 season. Coach Prince got the 2007 team off to a quick start, with a 3–1 record and a #24 ranking in the AP Poll after four weeks – the first ranking for Kansas State since the 2004 season. This start included another victory against a top 10-ranked Texas team, this time by 20 points.[11] However, in the next five games, the team alternated wins and losses. In the fifth game of the season, the Wildcat team was upset 30-24 by its cross-state opponents, the University of Kansas, and fell from the Top 25.[12] The following week, Kansas State defeated the University of Colorado 47–20 and reentered the poll at number 25. K-State fell from the Top 25 permanently the next week after a 41–39 loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, despite quarterback Josh Freeman having a career day, throwing for 404 yards and three touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson. A win against the Baylor Bears and four losses followed to close out the season.

The 2008 season was Ron Prince's third at Kansas State. Coach Prince led the 2008 team to another 5–7 record. With three games remaining in the season, on November 5, 2008, the school announced that Ron Prince would not return as Kansas State head coach in 2009.[13]

Bill Snyder returns

On November 23, 2008 Kansas State University announced that Bill Snyder was hired to replace the fired Ron Prince. Snyder received a 5-year, $1.8 million per season contract.

On September 19, 2009, Kansas State became the third FBS teams to lose 600 games in its history, joining Northwestern and Indiana.[14] In 2009, Snyder lead the team to a 6-6 record, going 4-4 in Big 12 play.

Home stadiums

Kansas State's first playing field was called Ahearn Field, and it was used from 1897 to 1921.[2] The first permanent addition to the field was apparently a roofed grandstand, built in 1901.[2] In 1922, Kansas State opened Memorial Stadium, at a cost of $500,000 USD. Its name was a tribute to Kansas State students who died in World War I. The capacity was 20,000. By 1967, the school's allegiance outgrew the old stadium, and the team moved to KSU Stadium in 1968.

Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium

KSU Stadium opened its doors September 21, 1968. The original seating capacity was 35,000. An expansion in the summer of 1970 added 4,000 permanent bleachers on the east side and 3,000 temporary bleachers on the west side. Following the 1998 season, the addition of a deck and sky suites on the east side of the stadium increased capacity to more than 50,000.

In the 1990s, Kansas State was dominant at home, posting a 26-game winning streak from 1996 to 2000. On November 11, 2000, 53,811 fans witnessed Kansas State's 29-28 win over Nebraska; this remains the largest crowd to ever witness a sporting event in the state of Kansas.[15]

KSU Stadium was renamed "Bill Snyder Family Stadium" after head coach Bill Snyder retired at the end of the 2005 season.

Bowl games

Kansas State has participated in thirteen bowl games, with an overall record of 6–7. Kansas State had a streak of eleven straight bowl appearances that lasted from the 1993 season to the 2003 season.

Not included in this tally of bowl games is Kansas State's first "post-season" game, played in 1931 against Wichita State as a fundraiser during the Great Depression.[4] Kansas State won that game 20–6. Also not included is the 1992 Coca-Cola Classic game played in Tokyo, Japan against Nebraska as it was a regular season game.[6]

Date Result Bowl Opponent Score Head Coach
12/11/1982 L Independence Bowl Wisconsin 14 - 3 Jim Dickey
12/29/1993 W Copper Bowl Wyoming 52 - 7 Bill Snyder
12/25/1994 L Aloha Bowl Boston College 12 - 7 Bill Snyder
12/29/1995 W Holiday Bowl Colorado State 54 - 21 Bill Snyder
01/01/1997 L Cotton Bowl Classic BYU 19 - 15 Bill Snyder
12/31/1997 W Fiesta Bowl Syracuse 35 - 18 Bill Snyder
12/29/1998 L Alamo Bowl Purdue 37 - 34 Bill Snyder
12/29/1999 W Holiday Bowl Washington 24 - 20 Bill Snyder
01/01/2001 W Cotton Bowl Classic Tennessee 35 - 21 Bill Snyder
12/29/2001 L Insight.com Bowl Syracuse 26 - 3 Bill Snyder
12/27/2002 W Holiday Bowl Arizona State 34 - 27 Bill Snyder
01/02/2004 L Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 35 - 28 Bill Snyder
12/28/2006 L Texas Bowl Rutgers 37 - 10 Ron Prince

Pageantry

School color

 
Royal Purple

The official color of the University is Royal Purple, as highlighted in the official fight song, Wildcat Victory. The athletic department commonly uses white or silver as complementary colors.

Ring of Honor

In 2002, the athletic department inducted the first class into the Ring of Honor. They were Sean Snyder, Lynn Dickey, Steve Grogan, Jaime Mendez, Gary Spani and Veryl Switzer.[16] In 2008, a second class was inducted. They were Terence Newman, Martín Gramática, David Allen, and Mark Simoneau.[17] The players names and jersey numbers are on the facade of the east side of the stadium.

Uniforms

From 1989 to 2007 Kansas State wore silver uniform pants, with white jerseys on the road and purple jerseys at home.

In 2008, the Wildcats introduced purple pants while playing road games. These debuted in the first road game of the season at Louisville. The team then wore purple pants every road game in 2008 until the final road game of the season at Missouri, at which time the Wildcats wore grey pants.

On November 15, 2008, Kansas State wore purple pants with purple jerseys at home against Nebraska. This was the first time since 1988 that the Kansas State team wore all-purple uniforms. The Wildcats warmed up for the Nebraska game with their traditional purple jerseys with grey pants, but came out for the game wearing purple pants.

Mascot

The official mascot for the Kansas State Wildcats is Willie the Wildcat. Willie the Wildcat appears at every football game, home and away, as well as every home men's and women's basketball games, volleyball games, and select baseball games. Willie does one push-up for each point the football team scores, followed by the traditional "K!-S!-U! Wildcats!" cheer.

Willie the Wildcat entertains a young fan

Rivalries

Kansas State vs. Kansas (Sunflower Showdown)

Dating back to the beginnings of Kansas State and Kansas football, neither school had sustained excellence consistently. They both had their moments but football did not really take center stage until 1991 when legendary Head Coach Bill Snyder gained his first win against the Jayhawks. Over the next 12 years Kansas would only beat the Wildcats once in 1992. Kansas State won every year until KU finally won in Lawrence in 2004. Kansas State lead by Bill Snyder would enter the Top 25 consistently, travel to 11 consecutive bowl games, and won the 2003 Big 12 Championship Game. Kansas began fielding much stronger teams putting a jolt of electricity into the rivalry. The two bitter rivals compete annually for the Governor's Cup trophy. The Jayhawks lead the all-time series 64–38–5. Now in 2009 Bill Snyder came back and was hungry for some Jayhawks and the Wildcats defeated the Jayhawks for the first time since the last year Snyder was coaching (2005).

Kansas State vs. Nebraska

Kansas State had lost 29 consecutive games to Nebraska until November 14, 1998 when #1 Kansas State beat #11 Nebraska 40–30, for the first time in Manhattan since 1959. The Wildcats would then beat Nebraska in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004. The Wildcats and Cornhuskers consistently competed for the Big 12 north championship in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The Wildcats beat Nebraska in 2003 in Lincoln for the first time since 1968. The Wildcats lost in Lincoln in 2005 and 2007. Kansas State has not beat Nebraska since 2004.

All-time, Nebraska leads the series 76–15–2.

Players

National award winners

Kansas State players and coaches have won the following national awards:

Heisman Trophy history:

Former Wildcats currently in the NFL

18 former Wildcats are currently on the 45 man roster in the NFL.[18] As of 2009, Kansas State has had at least one player drafted to the NFL the last sixteen NFL drafts[19]

Notable former Wildcats

David Allen, Jonathan Beasley, Monty Beisel, Michael Bishop, Josh Buhl, Jerametrius Butler, Chris Canty, Rock Cartwright, Tim Colston, Jarrod Cooper, Henry Cronkite, Lynn Dickey, Zac Diles, Demarcus Faggins, Mario Fatafehi, Josh Freeman, Yamon Figurs, Martin Gramatica, Steve Grogan, Ray Hahn, Joe Hall, Darren Howard, Kevin Huntley, Jeff Kelly, Ben Leber, Nick Leckey, Ryan Lilja, Aaron Lockett, Kevin Lockett, George Maddox, Chad May, Darnell McDonald, Jon McGraw, Damion McIntosh, Shad Meier, Jaime Mendez, Quincy Morgan, Frank Murphy, Jordy Nelson, Terence Newman, Terry Pierce, Thomas Randolph, Jamie Rheem, Joe Rheem, Ell Roberson, Josh Scobey, Clarence Scott , Mark Simoneau, Sean Snyder, Gary Spani*, Darren Sproles, Veryl Switzer, Taco Wallace, Rashad Washington [20]

Bold represents that the player was an All-American

Gary Spani is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame

Individual records

Kansas State records through the 2009 season[21]

Passing

  • Yards (Game): 489, Chad May (vs. Nebraska, 1993)
  • Yards (Season): 3,353, Josh Freeman (2007)
  • Yards (Career): 8,078, Josh Freeman (2006-2008)

Rushing

  • Yards (Game): 292, Darren Sproles (vs. Louisiana-Lafeyette, 2004)
  • Yards (Season): 1,986, Darren Sproles (2003)
  • Yards (Career): 4,979, Darren Sproles (2001-2004)

Receiving

  • Yards (Game): 206, Darnell McDonald (vs. Syracuse, 1997)
  • Yards (Season): 1,606, Jordy Nelson (2007)
  • Yards (Career): 3,032, Kevin Lockett (1993-1996)
  • Receptions (Game): 13, Michael Smith (vs. Missouri, 1989)
  • Receptions (Season): 122, Jordy Nelson (2007)
  • Receptions (Career): 217, Kevin Lockett (1993-1996)

Defensive

  • Sacks (Game): 4, Chris Johnson (vs. Missouri, 2000)
  • Sacks (Season): 11.5, Nyle Wiren (1996); Ian Campbell, 2006
  • Sacks (Career): 29.5, Darren Howard (1996-1999)
  • Interceptions (Game): 4, Jaime Mendez (vs. Temple, 1992)
  • Interceptions (Season): 8, Chris Canty (1995)
  • Interceptions (Career): 15, Jamie Mendez (1990-1993)
  • Tackles (Game): 28, Danny Lankas (vs. Missouri, 1967)
  • Tackles (Season): 184, Josh Buhl (2003)
  • Tackles (Career): 543, Gary Spani (1974-1977)

Special Teams

  • Most Field Goals Made (Game): 5, Jamie Rheam (vs. Texas, 1999)
  • Most Field Goals Made (Season): 22, Martin Gramatica (1998), Brooks Rossman (2007)
  • Longest Field Goal: 65, Martin Gramatica (vs. Northern Illinois, 1998)
  • Most Punts (Game): 12, (four times)
  • Most Punts (Season): 83, Don Birdsey (1973)
  • Most Punt Returns for Touchdowns (Game): 2, (many times)
  • Most Punt Returns for Touchdowns (Season): 4, David Allen (1998)
  • Most Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns (Game): 2, Brandon Banks (vs. Tennessee Tech, 2009)
  • Most Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns (Season): 4, Brandon Banks (2009)

All-time records versus conferences

  • Records using conference alignment at time of game; as of the end of the 2009.[22]

Current Division I conferences

Conference Wins Losses Ties
ACC 1 1 0
Big East 4 5 0
Big Ten 5 21 0
Big 12 66 46 0
Big West 10 2 0
Conference USA 3 0 0
MAC 6 3 0
Missouri Valley* 22 20 1
Pac 10 6 8 0
SEC 3 11 0
Sun Belt 8 1 0
WAC 13 12 0
* Following the split of the Big Six Conference in 1928.

Defunct conferences

Conference Wins Losses Ties
Big Eight Conference 127 350 21
Border Conference 0 8 1
Mountain States Conference 6 8 0
Southern Conference 1 1 0
Southwest Conference 7 13 0

Records against Big 12 teams

  • All-time records, regardless of conference; as of the end of the 2009 season.
Team Wins Losses Ties
Baylor Bears 6 1 0
Colorado Buffaloes 20 44 1
Iowa State Cyclones 40 49 4
Kansas Jayhawks 39 64 5
Missouri Tigers 31 59 5
Nebraska Cornhuskers 15 77 2
Oklahoma Sooners 17 70 4
Oklahoma State Cowboys 22 34 0
Texas Longhorns 5 5 0
Texas A&M Aggies 7 8 0
Texas Tech Red Raiders 3 8 0

Conference membership history

Future schedules

2011[23]

Date Opponent Location
9/3/11 Oregon Manhattan
9/10/11 TBA TBA
9/17/11 TBA TBA
9/24/11 Miami Miami
10/1/11 Iowa State Ames
10/8/11 Nebraska Lincoln
10/15/11 Kansas Manhattan
10/22/11 Baylor Manhattan
10/29/11 Oklahoma State Stillwater
11/5/11 Texas Austin
11/12/11 Missouri Manhattan
11/19/11 Colorado Manhattan

2012[24]

Date Opponent Location
9/1/12 Oregon Eugene
9/8/12 Miami Manhattan
9/15/12 North Texas Manhattan
9/22/12 TBA Manhattan
10/19/12 Oklahoma Manhattan
10/6/12 Texas Tech Manhattan
10/13/12 Texas A&M College Station
10/20/12 Colorado Boulder
10/27/12 Iowa State Manhattan
11/3/12 Kansas Lawrence
11/10/12 Missouri Columbia
11/17/12 Nebraska Manhattan

2013[25]

Date Opponent Location
8/31/13 TBA TBA
9/7/13 TBA TBA
9/14/13 TBA TBA
9/21/2013 TBA TBA
10/5/13 Texas Tech Lubbock
10/12/13 Texas A&M Manhattan
10/19/13 Colorado Manhattan
10/26/13 Oklahoma Norman
11/2/13 Kansas Manhattan
11/9/13 Missouri Manhattan
11/16/13 Nebraska Lincoln
10/23/13 Iowa State Ames


2014[26]

Date Opponent Location
8/30/14 TBA TBA
9/6/14 Virginia Tech Blacksburg
9/13/14 TBA TBA
9/20/14 Auburn Manhattan
10/4/14 Nebraska Manhattan
10/11/14 Kansas Lawrence
10/18/14 Baylor Waco
10/25/14 Oklahoma State Manhattan
11/1/14 Texas Manhattan
11/8/14 Missouri Columbia
11/15/14 Colorado Boulder
11/22/14 Iowa State Manhattan

References

  1. ^ NCAA (2009), NCAA Football Award Winnners, pp. 13, http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009Awards.pdf 
  2. ^ a b c Stallard, Mark (2000), Wildcats to Powercats: K-State Football Facts and Trivia, ISBN 1-58497-004-9 
  3. ^ Kansas State University: A Pictorial History, 1863-1963 (Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University), 1962.
  4. ^ a b c Evans, Harold (1940). "College Football in Kansas". Kansas Historical Quarterly 9 (3): 285–311. http://www.kancoll.org/khq/1940/40_3_evans.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  5. ^ a b Willard, Julius (1940). History of Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. Kansas State College Press. http://hearth.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=hearth;cc=hearth;rgn=full%20text;idno=5725255;didno=5725255;view=image;seq=0003;node=5725255%3A3. 
  6. ^ a b "Year-by-Year Results for Kansas State" (English). http://www.kstatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3069&SPID=212&DB_OEM_ID=400&ATCLID=814587. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  7. ^ "Manhattan In Tie With Kansas State". The New York Times. October 7, 1934. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70717F63B58177A93C5A9178BD95F408385F9&scp=1&sq=%22established%20Middle%20Western%20leader%22&st=cse. 
  8. ^ Fitzgerald, Tim (2001), Wildcat Gridiron Guide: Past & Present Stories About K-State Football, ISBN 0-9703458-0-1 
  9. ^ "Sanctions Still Trouble Cats' Gibson", The Topeka Capital-Journal, October 14, 2000, http://cjonline.com/stories/101400/spo_ksuhof.shtml 
  10. ^ a b Looney, Douglas (September 4, 1989), "Futility U", Sports Illustrated, http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1068750/index.htm 
  11. ^ "K-State upends No. 7 Texas, 41–21" (English). September 29, 2007. http://www.kstatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3061&SPID=212&DB_OEM_ID=400&ATCLID=1252087. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  12. ^ KUsports.com - Big win in Little Apple!
  13. ^ "Ron Prince Will Not Return for 2009" (English). November 5, 2008. http://www.kstatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3065&SPID=212&DB_OEM_ID=400&ATCLID=1618716. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  14. ^ College football losses fact
  15. ^ http://www.kstatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=400&ATCLID=676648 Bill Snyder Family Stadium page
  16. ^ 2002 Ring of Honor
  17. ^ 2008 Ring of Honor
  18. ^ K-State Places 20 on NFL Rosters
  19. ^ Draft fact
  20. ^ Wildcats in the Pros - Kansas State University Wildcats Official Athletics Site
  21. ^ Kansas State Football Records
  22. ^ Kansas State game-by-game history
  23. ^ 2011 Schedule
  24. ^ 2012 Schedule
  25. ^ 2013 Schedule
  26. ^ 2014 Schedule

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