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Month: June 2021

K-State News And Notes

K-State News And Notes

Summertime is usually a quiet time for K-State sports, but there were quite a few K-Staters in the news last week.  Instead of choosing just one to write about, here is a quick-hitter on each! The 2012 Wildcat football team Chris Harper made waves on Twitter last week when he said that he thinks the 2012 Wildcat football team would have won the national title had K-State beaten Baylor in the second to last regular-season game of that season.  I…

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Top Five Kansas State Football Bowl Games

Top Five Kansas State Football Bowl Games

Last week I ranked the top five regular-season non-conference victories in K-State football history.  This week I’m ranking the top bowl game victories in K-State history.  It was kind of difficult to narrow the list down to five, so I used multiple criteria to choose from, including the quality of competition and how each victory impacted the overall visibility and growth of the K-State football program.  I always find an interesting tidbit or two when researching games from the past. …

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Kansas State Ring of Honor Member Gary Spani

Kansas State Ring of Honor Member Gary Spani

Gary Spani was part of the inaugural class of the Kansas State football ring of honor in 2002.  Spani was born in Santana, Kansas but was raised in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1974.  He was a dominant player not only at K-State but in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs as well…. “Arguably the greatest football player in Kansas State University history”…College Football Hall of Fame website JM:  Spani was inducted into the College Football…

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Top Five K-State Non-Conference Games

Top Five K-State Non-Conference Games

Kansas State is playing Stanford in the college football Kickoff Classic in Dallas, Texas on September 4, 2021.  This is an important game for both teams and it reminds me of some similar “kickoff” games that K-State has played in the past.  I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the biggest regular-season non-conference victories that Kansas State has had in the past.  I narrowed it down to the top five.  Enjoy! 5)  Kansas…

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College Football Playoff Expansion Idea

College Football Playoff Expansion Idea

Within the last couple of months, college football playoff expansion has once again been a hot topic.  In late April, the College Football Playoff management committee was presented with “some 63 possibilities for change,” with options including from six to 16 teams.  Within the last week, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has made comments that the committee is considering expansion, but that nothing has been finalized. Late last night, Pete Thamel of YahooSports wrote that multiple sources have told him…

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