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Kansas State Collegian

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.
K-State rowing practices at Tuttle Creek Lake. The Wildcats will take on rival Kansas in the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, May 4 in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo Courtesy of K-State Athletics.

K-State rowing rides momentum into Sunflower Showdown

Trey Thomas, staff writer April 25, 2024
Rowing prepares for rivalry matchup.
Head coach Jerome Tang shouts at his players during the game against KU. Tang criticized the Wildcats effort in the 90-68 loss.

Tang criticizes effort in blowout loss in Allen Fieldhouse

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor March 6, 2024
Wildcats fall in devastating 90-68 loss to Kansas in needed victory.
Center Ayoka Lee goes for a jumper against Kansas center Taiyanna Jackson. Because of Jacksons defense, Lee shot 7-21 against the Jayhawks in K-States 55-58 loss.

Second Sunflower Showdown and Lee/Jackson battle goes to Kansas

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 25, 2024
Wildcats fall 58-55 to Kansas, nearly sent game to overtime.
Assistant coach Jareem Dowling walks around the court during a timeout to encourage fans to get up and be loud as K-State battles No. 4 Kansas. The Wildcats took the Jayhawks into overtime, resulting in a win of 75-70 on Feb. 5 in Bramlage Coliseum.

Wildcats win instant Sunflower Showdown classic in overtime

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor February 9, 2024
Perry overtime masterpiece leads K-State past No. 4 Kansas 75-70.
Illustration by Catherine Eldridge and Lilly Crist

Luke’s Locker: Lee’s injury provides opportunity to improve

Luke Lazarczyk, sports editor January 26, 2024
The Wildcats have an opportunity to grow without their star center.
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