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Athletic Director Gene Taylor poses with mens basketball head coach Jerome Tang at his introductory press conference on March 23, 2022. In Tangs two years after being hired by Taylor he has won coach on the year, received an extension and stayed at Kansas State after reported interest from Arkansas. (Archive photo by Benjamin Voller | Collegian Media Group)

Toby’s Take: Grab the chisel, Gene Taylor has earned his statue

Toby Hammes, staff writer April 11, 2024
Athletic director Gene Taylor earned a tribute in Manhattan that stands the test of time.
Second baseman Brady Day runs out of the batters box after a hit against Wichita State. Day went 3-4 on the night as K-State took down the Shockers 6-3.

Know Your Opponent: Similar Wildcats and Sooners battle one last time

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 11, 2024
Strong offenses in K-State and Oklahoma go head-to-head for three-game series.
Twins Eugene and Jaimie Omalla warm up prior to practice. The brothers, who hail from Uganda, make up part of K-States record breaking 4x400 relay team.

Several K-State track and field athletes train for Olympics

Cole Deutschendorf, page design chief April 11, 2024
Wildcat throwers and sprinters prepare for the chance to represent their countries in the Olympics.

Walk with the Wildcats: A virtual reality tour of Tointon Family Stadium

Take an exclusive look inside where the K-State Baseball team practices and plays and learn about the history of Tointon Family Stadium 
Pitcher JJ Slack draws his arm back for the pitch. Slack helped the Wildcats beat the Shockers in Manhattan 6-3 by pitching four scoreless innings.

JJ Slack and fundamental baseball deliver K-State eighth-inning comeback win

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 10, 2024
Slack’s third appearance leads to four scoreless innings to push the comeback win.
Head coach Jeff Mittie and center Ayoka Lee are joined by new team-dog Bram at a press conference. Lee and Mittie discussed Lees process to return to K-State for one more season.

Ayoka Lee and Jeff Mittie discuss Lee’s return for a final season

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 10, 2024
Amid variables, Lee commits to return for one final season.
Left fielder Chuck Ingram swings at the ball against South Dakota State. Ingram had the sole home run against the Jackrabbits in the 16-5 Wildcat blowout victory.

Wildcats finishes series against UCF with loss after Saturday win

Trey Thomas, staff writer April 7, 2024
K-State falls 6-1 Sunday to lose UCF series 2-1.
Left fielder Chuck Ingram points out after making it to first base in Game 3 against Texas. Ingram took the lead for the Wildcats against UCF but ultimately loss 7-4.

Baseball loses against host No. 25 UCF in series opener

Khalia Woods, staff writer April 5, 2024
The Wildcats lose their grip on the Knights for a 7-4 loss.
Shortstop Kaelen Culpepper leaps over a Texas baserunner to attempt a double play on Friday, March 29. The Wildcats loss the game 21-11 as the 32 runs set a record for the highest score game in a matchup between the two schools in their head-to-head history.

Know Your Opponent: Former top 25 K-State travels to No. 25 UCF

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 4, 2024
Wildcats face No. 25 UCF baseball in Big 12 play for the first time.
Michigan transfer forward Tarris Reed Jr. faces up during the 73-63 loss to Michigan State. Reed averaged 8.9 points and 7.2 rebounds on the season and has entered the transfer portal. (Photo courtesy of Grace Lahti and The Michigan Daily)

Portal Watch: A look into potential transfers and roster changes for K-State basketball

Toby Hammes, staff writer April 4, 2024
See what names are on the radar for Jerome Tang and his staff.
Shortstop Kaelen Culpepper swings against Missouri State on March 17 in Manhattan. The Wildcats beat the Bears 11-3 on March 17 and won at Missouri State 8-4 on April 3.

Baseball bounces back against Missouri State, winning 8-4 

Trey Thomas, staff writer April 3, 2024
Kaelen Culpepper shines, racking up 4 RBI, 1 triple and 1 home run.
K-State transfer guard Dug McDaniel drives past a Penn State guard Ace Baldwin Jr. in the 66-57 loss in the Big 10 tournament. McDaniel, who scored seven points and collected six assists in the loss, committed to Kansas State on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Grace Lahti and The Michigan Daily)

K-State lands Michigan transfer Dug McDaniel

Toby Hammes, staff writer April 3, 2024
Wildcats pick up highly-rated point guard to kick off portal season. 
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