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.
2016 Kansas State Season Preview
Kansas State has turned into a program that competes for conference championships year in and year out. The 2015 Kansas State Wildcats will be led by athletic quarterback Joe Hubener, who will have a pair of senior receivers in Kyle Klein and Kody Cook. Kansas State will have to find playmakers who are not named Tyler Lockett, as the ultra-talented receive moved on to the NFL. But that is what the Wildcats do best, find players that play their best in big moments. Kansas State will have a veteran secondary to help them slow down the aerial assaults of their Big 12 opponents, and come in as one of the most complete teams in the Big 12. Look for Kansas State to be near the top of the Big 12 standings in 2015, yet again.
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.
Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium Experience
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.
The rivalry between the Kansas State Wildcats and Texas Longhorns is one of the best in the Big 12. The Wildcats and Longhorns first met in 1913, but played only 4 times before the 1990’s. More so than maybe any other team in the Big 12, the Kansas State Wildcats have had the Longhorns number, winning 5 in a row against Texas from 2006-2012. Kansas State is known for cheering, “We own Texas,” and are currently one of only a small number of schools to have a winning record against the Longhorns.
Kansas State in the CFP 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.