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Former Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein against Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl.
Kansas State Wildcats Football
A young Bill Snyder of 73 years of age and a player by the name of Collin “Optimus” Klein, put Kansas State football back on the map by contending for a national championship.
The Wildcats were 10-0 before being upset at Baylor on Nov. 17. Kansas State, though, won a share of the Big 12 title and advanced to their first BCS Bowl game since 2004. The Wildcats played in the Fiesta Bowl, where they lost to Oregon 35-17.
Kansas State Wildcats Basketball
In Bruce Weber’s first year in Manhattan, he led the Wildcats to their first regular-season title since 1977. Kansas State, of course, shared the title with in-state rival Kansas.
The Wildcats were the runner-up in the Big 12 conference tournament to Kansas and made their fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance.
Kansas State was upset in their first game of the tournament by La Salle. Even with an early tournament departure, the Wildcats have a lot to be proud of.