Kansas State defensive end Ryan Mueller was selected defensive player of the year on the inaugural Big 12 Broadcasters All-Conference Team announced Tuesday.
Mueller was joined on the first team by two Wildcat teammates, wide receiver Tyler Lockett and… Continue reading →
The Sunflower State is well-represented on the 2013 Associated Press All-Big 12 team, with Kansas State placing six representatives on the squad and Kansas placing two.
K-State will send three first-team all-league players to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, as defensive leaders Ty Zimmerman and Ryan Mueller were accompanied by versatile offensive standout Tyler Lockett. Junction City product Zimmerman was a repeat first-team selection, posting 69 tackles and three interceptions before suffering a season-ending injury in the Wildcats’ 10th game.
LAWRENCE — Kansas State could have been beaten on Saturday.
Just like five other occasions this season coming off a Big 12 championship.
Kansas was not good enough, however, to capitalize. K-State forced six turnovers, and while it failed to convert on all the chances provided by those changes in possession, momentum and spirit, the Wildcats toppled the Jayhawks, 31-10, in Memorial Stadium.
MATCHUP: Kansas State (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) at Kansas (3-8, 1-7)
KICKOFF: 11 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence.
RADIO: WIBW-AM (580), KTOP-FM (102.9)
TV: Fox Sports 1
LATEST LINE: K-State by 17 1/2
CATCH PHRASE: Sunflower Bowl.
With his team ineligible to participate in the postseason, KU coach Charlie Weis labeled the in-state rivalry with K-State as the Jayhawks’ bowl game. Weis deemed the stakes high enough that he put players off limits to the media.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A year earlier, the Border War had national championship implications. This time Kansas limped into Arrowhead Stadium unranked and unhealthy.
Nonetheless, the Jayhawks staged a courageous upset over the No. 13 Tigers, rallying twice for leads in the fourth quarter, the last coming with 27 seconds left when Todd Reesing threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Kerry Meier.
KU: Freshman Montell Cozart started the last two games, replacing Jake Heaps, as the Jayhawks relied on their ground game. The freshman is not yet suited, however, to rally a team through the air, which prompted KU to insert Heaps against … Continue reading →
LAWRENCE — The passion, the dedication, the attention to detail … well, no one really knows yet about Charlie Weis.
Sure, he wants to win football games at Kansas.
Yet any similarity to the coach of in-state rival Kansas State is difficult to ascertain.
No surprise, really. No one is altogether similar to Bill Snyder. As much as the word unique is often overused and inaccurate, Snyder is just that. The mere fact that, at 74, he is still coaching a program in the Bowl Subdivision is proof.