Kansas State Wildcats

intercollegiate sports teams of Kansas State University

The Kansas State Wildcats (variously "Kansas State", "K-State", or "KSU") are the athletic teams for Kansas State University. The official color of the teams is Royal Purple. This makes Kansas State one of very few schools (as well as Syracuse and Harvard) that have only one official color; white and silver are generally used as complementary colors.[3]

Kansas State Wildcats
UniversityKansas State University
ConferenceBig 12
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorGene Taylor[1]
LocationManhattan, Kansas
Varsity teams16
Football stadiumBill Snyder Family Stadium
Basketball arenaBramlage Coliseum
Baseball stadiumTointon Family Stadium
Soccer stadiumMemorial Stadium
Other arenasAhearn Field House
MascotWillie the Wildcat
NicknameWildcats
Fight songWildcat Victory
ColorsRoyal Purple and White[2]
         
Websitewww.kstatesports.com
Kansas State Wildcats wordmark.svg

Sports sponsoredEdit

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Football Rowing
Golf Soccer
Track and field Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

FootballEdit

Kansas State's football team officially started playing in 1896 with a 14–0 loss to Fort Riley on November 28, 1896.[4]

ChampionshipsEdit

Major conference championships (1913–present)*
Sport Titles Year(s)[5][6][7][8]
Football 3 (The Big 12 Conference awards KSU 4 additional titles for winning its North Division)[8]
Men's basketball, regular season 18
  • 1917
  • 1919
  • 1948
  • 1950
  • 1951
  • 1956
  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1960
  • 1961
  • 1963
  • 1964
  • 1968
  • 1970
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 1977
  • 2013
  • 2019
Men's basketball, conf. tournament 9
  • 1947
  • 1950
  • 1952
  • 1958
  • 1960
  • 1961
  • 1963
  • 1977
  • 1980
Women's basketball, regular season 13
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1987
  • 2004
  • 2008
Women's basketball, conf. tournament 4
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1984
  • 1987
Baseball, regular season 4
  • 1928
  • 1930
  • 1933
  • 2013
Women's volleyball 1
  • 2003
Cross country, men 13
  • 1924
  • 1925
  • 1932
  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1971
  • 1975
Cross country, women 3
  • 1982
  • 1992
  • 1998
Indoor track and field, men 3
  • 1935
  • 1974
  • 1976
Indoor track and field, women 1
  • 1976
Outdoor track and field, men 1
  • 1919
Outdoor track and field, women 4
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2017
  • 2018
Wrestling (discontinued) 3
  • 1931
  • 1939
  • 1940
Boxing (discontinued) 1
Total 82
* Not counting titles earned in the Kansas Intercollegiate Athletic Association, through the 1912–13 school year. Kansas State captured at least ten championships in the old Kansas Conference, in track (1906, 1908, 1909), baseball (1907, 1908), football (1909, 1910, 1912), and basketball (1910, 1913).

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Athletics Director Gene Taylor". Kansas State Wildcats. April 17, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  2. Kansas State University Brand Guide (PDF). Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  3. "Traditions". Kansas State Wildcats. June 30, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. "Year-by-Year Results for Kansas State" (English). Retrieved August 31, 2009.[dead link]
  5. "BigEightSports.com". Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  6. "Big Eight Conference basketball history" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  7. "Big Eight Conference football record book" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "All-Time Big 12 Championships". Big12Sports.com. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  9. Wiebrecht, F.E., ed. (1926). Royal Purple. Kansas State. p. 224.