Hello, and welcome to another year of K-State Athletics.
Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore or fifth-year senior, you know that sports are important at K-State. You also know that they are must-see events, whether it be against in-state rival Kansas or facing off against a ranked team in the friendly confines of Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Here are some of the most important games to make note of as you balance school with watching your Wildcats:
Sept. 2: Football at Stanford
Week one of the college football season sees K-State on the road at No. 7 Stanford. This is the first of a few opportunities for the Wildcats to make their mark and pull off an upset in the 2016 season. K-State will have their hands full with Heisman Trophy hopeful Christian McCaffrey, while Stanford will have to deal with a stingy K-State defense.
Sept. 2-3: Volleyball hosts series in Bramlage Coliseum
K-State volleyball opens up its home schedule inside Bramlage Coliseum against Michigan, Tennessee State and Georgia Tech.
Sept. 16: Soccer vs. Northern Iowa
After a lengthy slate of road games, the K-State women’s soccer team plays their first regular season home game against Northern Iowa.
Sept. 30: Soccer vs. UMKC
This is the final home game for K-State soccer in 2016.
Oct. 1: Football at West Virginia
For their Big 12 opener, the Wildcats are traveling to Morgantown. The Wildcats are currently 4-0 against the Mountaineers since West Virginia joined the Big 12.
Oct. 8: Football vs. Texas Tech
There’s a possibility that Texas Tech could come into this K-State Big 12 home opener undefeated.
Oct. 15: Football and volleyball at Oklahoma
It’s rare you get one of these doubleheader-type days, but that’s what we’re getting on Oct. 15 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Wildcats have won their last two football gamedays in Norman against the Sooners.
Nov. 11: Basketball doubleheader
The men’s and women’s basketball teams kick off their 2016-17 seasons at home in a Friday night doubleheader. The men will take on Western Illinois and the women will face off against Chicago State.
Nov. 24-26: Women’s basketball at the Paradise Jam
K-State will face stiff tests with ACC power NC State and LSU from the SEC in a tournament that takes place in the Virgin Islands. Not a bad way to spend Thanksgiving break.
Nov. 25-26: Men’s basketball at the Barclays Center Classic
K-State opens the Classic against Boston College in Brooklyn on Friday night and will face either Richmond or Maryland the following night.
Nov. 26: Football vs. Kansas
The Sunflower Showdown comes to Manhattan as the Wildcats wrap up their 2016 home slate. It’s going to be senior day, but could it also be the last home game for a certain coach?
Dec. 11: Women’s basketball vs. UConn
K-State hosts the reigning national champion UConn, and it is very likely that the Huskies will have a lengthy winning streak heading into the game. But could the Wildcats break it?