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The Classy Cats pose with the D1A Pom first place trophy. The Classy Cats won the competition for the third year in a row at the College Classic in Orlando, Florida. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Gillespie)

Three best friends and three titles: The Classy Cats leading trio

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 18, 2024
Seniors Haworth, Gillespie and McGrevey share an unbreakable bond alongside three national titles.
Sophomore Noa van Beek works on her putting at a Colbert Hills practice in the fall. Van Beek and her teammates have climbed to a national ranking of No. 55 under first-year head coach Stew Burke.

Women’s golf has ‘set the standard’ ahead of Big 12 Championship

Toby Hammes, staff writer April 18, 2024
Checking in on the state of women’s golf ahead of the postseason.
Outfielder Chuck Ingram looks at the ball after hitting it against his former team Wichita State. K-State won 6-3 as Ingram collected one hit in the Wildcats second win over Wichita State on the season.

Know Your Opponent: Wildcats face Cowboys in Manhattan

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 18, 2024
K-State baseball goes up against No. 15 Oklahoma State.
Shortstop Kaelen Culpepper readies his bat against Wichita State. Against Northeastern, he scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning.

K-State baseball splits Northeastern trip in RPI race

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor April 17, 2024
Wildcats shutout by UCONN, then take down Northeastern in extras.
UCI transfer forward CJ Jones posses for a photo on his visit to K-State. Jones has committed to K-State after averaging 11.4 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds during his sophomore campaign this year. (Photo courtesy of K-State Athletics)

Transfer CJ Jones commits to K-State

Toby Hammes, staff writer April 15, 2024
Wildcats add second transfer commit of portal season.
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.
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