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Kansas State hired Eric Hickson to be the new running backs coach.

Hickson played for Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, rushing for 2,537 yards and 27 touchdowns from 1994-1998. He coached at Akron under Terry Bowden, and also has coached at the community college and high school levels.
Jan 17 - 12:59 AM

Kansas State redshirt junior FB Winston Dimel will transfer as a graduate.

Dimel (6'1/235) is one of the top fullbacks in the country. Over the summer, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked him as the No. 1 underclassman draft prospect at the position. While he scored just four touchdowns in 2017 -- a far cry from the 12 he notched back in 2016 -- Dimel was named second team All-Big 12 at the end of the campaign for his overall impact from game-to-game. Dimel said that Missouri, Texas A&M and Wisconsin were all receiving serious consideration for the transfer. UTEP -- where his father, Dana, was hired as head coach earlier this winter -- is also in play, but it looks like he might be diverging from his old man, here.
Jan 16 - 12:15 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Kansas State has hired North Carolina graduate assistant Zach Hanson to serve as tight ends coach.

Hanson has been working as a grad assistant under Larry Fedora for the past two seasons. He's an alumni of the Wildcats, having played 37 games on the offensive line at the program from 2009-11. He'll begin his new job on Jan. 9, when the NCAA's new rule allowing a 10th assistant kicks into effect.
Source: 247Sports
Jan 4 - 2:51 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Kansas State HC Bill Snyder will return for the 2018 season.

Snyder has yet to publicly announce his plans, saying after the team's win over UCLA in the Cactus Bowl at the end of December that he was considering his options. Looks like the 78-year-old will be coming back for at least one more rodeo. He's posted a combined 210-110-1 record during two separate stints with the Wildcats. Since 2009, when he began his second run with the team, K-State has managed at least seven wins in six of eight seasons. Snyder revealed a diagnosis of throat cancer last winter, but was able to coach without major issue this season despite the health concern.
Jan 2 - 5:16 PM

Kansas State junior WR Byron Pringle will forego his final year of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Pringle (6'2/205) posted relatively modest overall numbers this year, catching 30 passes for 724 yards and six scores. He proved to be fantastic at breaking the big play, though, posting a yards-per-reception mark of 24.1 for the campaign. That was good for best in the Big 12. He's also an adept kick-return man. As an NFL prospect, Pringle's special teams chops should help his stock. Draft Analyst viewed him as a likely undrafted free agent entering the season, but they've since propped him up with a fifth-round grade. Day 3 (Rds. 4-7) is his most probable landing zone.
Jan 1 - 4:34 PM

Kansas State junior DB D.J. Reed will forgo his senior season and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Reed (5'9/185) played two years for the Wildcats, and he was a first-team All-Big 12 player in 2017 with 47 tackles, nine passes defended and four interceptions in his junior season. He also has been an excellent returner, averaging 34.2 yards-per-return on kickoffs. He's currently viewed as a late Day 2, early Day 3 selection by most scouting services.
Jan 1 - 1:54 PM

Following Kansas State's 35-17 win over UCLA in the Cactus Bowl on Tuesday, Kansas State HC Bill Snyder said of a potential return for the 2018 season, "That hasn't been decided yet."

This echoes Snyder's comments from last week, when he said that he was still in the process of weighing his future options. Since beginning his second stint at the helm of the Wildcats' ship in 2009, Snyder's teams have won fewer than seven games just twice in eight seasons. They've humbled traditional powers UCLA and Texas A&M in bowl action each of the past two winters.
Source: 247Sports
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Kansas State sophomore RB Alex Barnes ran for 117 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown in a 35-17 victory over UCLA in the Cactus Bowl on Tuesday.

As per usual, Barnes didn't get many carries, but he made the most of them. Again. Most of the damage was done on a 41-yard plunge, but he had several other solid carries for the Wildcats against the porous UCLA run defense. Barnes will likely be the lead back again for Kansas State, and hopefully, he'll get more carries on a per-game basis. He could be an All-Big 12 candidate if he does.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:24:00 AM

Kansas State sophomore QB Alex Delton completed 7-of-10 passes for 52 yards and a touchdown and ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-17 victory over UCLA on Tuesday in the Cactus Bowl.

Delton came off the bench to replace an ineffective Skyler Thompson, and made an immediate impact with his legs against the atrocious UCLA run defense. He didn't have to do much with his arm, but he was efficient and kept the Bruins defense honest. Delton and Thompson will likely battle for the starting job next season, and while the latter showed some upside, it's tough to see Delton not being the odds-on favorite for the job in 2018.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:21:00 AM

Kansas State senior long-snapper Drew Scott accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Long-snappers are very rarely drafted, but Scott will do his best in the Shrine Game to show he deserves a look in an NFL camp.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 09:03:00 PM

Kansas State sophomore WR Dalton Schoen (collarbone) is not sure whether he will be physically capable of playing in the Cactus Bowl against UCLA on Dec. 26.

Schoen broke his collarbone in a tilt with West Virginia on Nov. 11. He sat out the remainder of the regular-season campaign while on the mend. We should have a better idea of his availability for Tuesday's bowl in relatively short order. Prior to going down injured, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound sophomore had caught 23 passes for 470 yards and three touchdowns.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 02:03:00 PM

Kansas State HC Bill Snyder said that he is still in the process of deciding whether or not he will return to the program for the 2018 season.

The Kansas State leg of Rivals passed along earlier in December that Snyder would be returning to coach the team. That appears to have been a premature notion, though it remains in play. Snyder will not be making any decision as to his coaching future until after the Wildcats dance with UCLA in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 26. The 78-year-old helped guide K-State to a 7-5 record for the current campaign.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 03:48:00 PM

Kansas State HC Bill Snyder indicated that redshirt sophomore QB Alex Delton (undisclosed) is practicing as though he'll play in the game against UCLA.

Delton has been out since taking a helmet-to-helmet hit against Texas Tech in early November. If Delton is available, we'd expect him to function as the backup to Skylar Thompson. Expect an announcement on that front one way or the other prior to kick.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 04:58:00 PM

Kansas State K Matthew McCrane has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

McCrane has been the starting kicker at Kansas State for the past four years, and has an impressive 86.4 career field-goal percentage. He's also gone 128-for-129 on his career PATs.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 04:13:00 PM

According to K-State Online, HC Bill Snyder plans to return for the 2018 season.

Snyder is the oldest coach in the FBS at 78-years-old, but will return for at least one more year with the Wildcats, who went 7-5 in 2017. There were rumors that Snyder vetoed a deal with current Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt to become the head coach in waiting, with the report being that Snyder wants his son, Sean Snyder, to take over when he retires. He currently has a career record of 209-110-1 in his time at Kansas State. They'll take on UCLA in the Cactus Bowl on December 26.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 06:26:00 PM


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