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The independent student news publication at Kansas State University

Kansas State Collegian

Freshman pitcher Blake Dean celebrates after a clutch out in the Sunflower Showdown. K-State won its third straight series against Kansas May 5, 2024 at Tointon Family Stadium.

K-State baseball wins third straight Sunflower Showdown

Toby Hammes, sports editor May 7, 2024
The Wildcats move to 28-19 and 12-12 in Big 12 play after winning the series finale 4-2.
Freshman Nick English steps up to bat with his brother, Jake English, behind the plate for Kansas. The Jayhawks won 4-0 in the second game of the Sunflower Showdown.

Jayhawks level Sunflower Showdown 1-1 with shutout performance

Luke Lazarczyk, former sports editor May 4, 2024
K-State bats fall short as Kansas evens the Sunflower Showdown.
All-American closer Tyson Neighbors celebrates after closing the door on the Jayhawks. K-State won the Sunflower Showdown opener Friday, May 3 at Tointon Family Stadium.

Baseball triumphs in Sunflower Showdown opener

Khalia Woods, staff writer May 4, 2024
The Wildcats win 3-2 after a nail-biting opener over the Jayhawks.
Catcher Raphael Pelletier throws the ball back against Oklahoma State. K-State won the series 2-1, the last series win the Wildcats have gained before playing Kansas.

Know Your Opponent: Strongest Sunflower Showdown on the diamond in years

Luke Lazarczyk, former sports editor May 2, 2024
K-State battles KU after suffering a no-hitter loss against Nebraska.
Center Ayoka Lee shots a layup in the 73-64 overtime win over No. 24 West Virginia. Lee scored 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 26 minutes of play.

Know Your Opponent: Wildcats travel against desperate Jayhawks

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 23, 2024
Sunflower Showdown 2 brings heavy March implications.
Guard Serena Sundell drops back and hits a layup in the Jan. 13, victory over Texas. The Wildcat win keeps K-State undefeated in conference play and marks the second top-10 victory for the season.

Know Your Opponent: Jayhawks look to interrupt Wildcats’ exceptional season

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor January 27, 2024
K-State women’s basketball hosts Kansas team capable of an upset.
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