Kansas State first fielded a football team in 1893, and aside from some good seasons in the 1920's and '30s, including a conference title in 1934, KState was historically one of the worst programs in college football. Bill Snyder's arrival in 1989 changed all that. Snyder's tenure would have the Wildcats win more games in 17 seasons than they'd won in 50 years. The Wildcats would play in 11 bowl games and win 4 Big 12 titles. Some of the talented players to play at Kansas State include Steve Grogan, Mark Simoneau, Martin Gramatica, and Michael Bishop. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Kansas State Wildcats football tickets.
2013 Kansas State Season Preview
Bill Snyder has quickly made Kansas State relevant again in the college football world since returning as the head coach of the Wildcats. Coming off back-to-back seasons of double digit victories and a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Kansas State is hopeful to keep the momentum going after losing key players on both offense and defense including dual-threat quarterback Collin Klein. However, leading rusher John Hubert returns along with the entire offensive line that only allowed 14 sacks in 2012. Chris Harper departs, but the rest of the receiving core will be back including Tyler Lockett, who also makes an impact as a kick returner.
The Wildcats are in a transition phase as they look for a new quarterback, but with Snyder at the helm, the drop off won’t be as significant. After a non-conference schedule the first three weeks of the season, the Wildcats will travel to Texas and Oklahoma State before Baylor, West Virginia, TCU, and Oklahoma come to Kansas State.
Check out our Kansas State Wildcats Season Preview History page for previews of previous Wildcats seasons.
Kansas State Wildcats Football at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium Address: 2201 Kimball Ave, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502
The Kansas State Wildcats play their home games at the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Known as “The House That Bill Built”, the stadium holds a capacity crowd of 52,000. Between 1996 and 2000, KState would win 26 consecutive games at the stadium. Bill Snyder's influence is apparent at a Wildcats game, where although their success is relatively recent, there's no lack of tradition or honor evident at a game. The Kansas State Wildcats home bench is on the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium sideline with sections 1-8. Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium parking information is covered in out Wildcats event guide.
Kansas State vs. Kansas
Known as the Sunflower Showdown (for obvious reasons), this game has happened every single year since 1911 – the third-longest uninterrupted series in college football history. K-State has proved to be the victor more often than not since the 90s, but the Wildcats still have some catching up to do to takeover the all-time series, as Kansas won 17 of the first 20 meetings between the two.
Kansas State vs. Iowa State
It’s “Farmageddon” when these two schools meet, and while Iow State has the all-time series advantage, it’s been the Bill Synder-led resurgence of Wildcat football that has K-State winning much more often these days. The 2012 contest between the two in Ames drew the biggest crowd in the history of Iowa State Cyclones football.
Kansas State in the BCS National Championship and Bowl Games
The Kansas State Wildcats play their home games in Manhattan. Manhattan, Kansas that is, and it certainly isn’t the most welcoming home for opponents. The Wildcats have been featured in more than 15 bowl games and have faired quite well once getting there. They can also add to an already imposing three Big 12 Conference Championships since 2003. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big 12 Championship Game.
Kansas State Wildcats Event Guide
Does my child need a ticket to attend a KSU home football game?
Children under two years of age are allowed in the stadium without a ticket, but must sit on the lap of their parent during the game.
When do the gates open prior to a KSU home football game?
Gates open 2 hours prior to kickoff.
Where is the best place to eat in Manhattan before a Kansas State football game?
There are a few good places on the south side of campus, including Rock-A-Belly and The Chef – the latter of which is very much worth the wait you may encounter for breakfast.
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2011 College Football OU will be playing at K-State and Kansas University this 2011 College Football Season. If you have never been on the K-State or Kansas College Campus...try the State of Kansas Road Trip this 2011 College Football Season... Boomer....Sooners... June 20, 2011
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