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Kansas' Big 3: No guns at large sports events

The three largest universities in Kansas -- the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University -- will ban guns at large sporting events beginning in July.

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4dMitch Sherman

Q&A: Kansas State QB Skylar Thompson

Things are "starting to really click" for QB Skylar Thompson, who hopes to be in the mix for the starting job this fall.

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Former four-star QB prospect Skylar Thompson has worked mainly this spring for with the No. 2 offense at Kansas State after redshirting last fall. Thompson said he's gained 30 pounds since his 2016 arrival in Manhattan.

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Bill Snyder says he never in his career entertained the idea of becoming an athletic director. On Monday, K-State introduced Gene Parker, a former Iowa deputy, as its new AD. Snyder and Parker talked last week, but they did not discuss the topic of a succession plan for the 77-year-old Snyder, the coach said. "I don't spend any time on it right now," Snyder said of his eventual retirement. He underwent treatment for throat cancer over the past several months.

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Bill Snyder, meeting with the media for the last time before the Kansas State spring game on Saturday, is never one to paint a rosy picture that doesn't exist. "The offense is struggling right now," Snyder said when asked of his team's progress through three weeks of spring practice. The Wildcats continue to use Alex Delton as their top QB, with returning starter Jesse Ertz missing this spring because of injury.

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10dBrett McMurphy

Kansas State hires Iowa's Taylor as AD

Kansas State has found its new athletic director, hiring Iowa deputy AD and former North Dakota State AD Gene Taylor for the role.

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11dMitch Sherman

On the spot: Kansas State DB Denzel Goolsby

Sophomore Denzel Goolsby, a contributor on special teams a year ago, needs to develop and help the Wildcats replace Dante Barnett at safety.

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Kansas State has hired Jon Fabris to coach defensive ends and promoted Blake Seiler to assistant defensive coordinator. Seiler, who previously coached defensive ends, will now coach the linebackers, replacing Mike Cox, who resigned this offseason. Fabris made previous coaching stops at Indiana, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Washington State, Iowa State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, the Cleveland Browns and he coached the K-State defensive ends in 1997 and ‘98.

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17dJake Trotter

Big 12 roundtable: Breaking down the FPI

Are Oklahoma and Texas overrated? Are Oklahoma State and West Virginia underrated? Our takeaways from the spring computer rankings.

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Despite losing three 1,000-yard rushers, Oklahoma is a favorite to reach the Big 12 championship game next season. TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State are also in the running.

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20dMitch Sherman

Bill Snyder talks about cancer treatment

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder says he won't speculate on coaching past this season following treatment for throat cancer.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State QB Alex Delton is working with the No. 1 offense this spring in place of injured starter Jesse Ertz. "This has been the most fun I've had," Delton said.

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"I'm a little bit behind," Snyder says of his response to thousands of letters he received from supporters this winter. He began by typing responses but has since returned to his norm of hand-writing his responses.

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QB Jesse Ertz, the returning starter, will not practice this spring for Kansas State as he rehabs from shoulder surgery, Snyder says.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Bill Snyder says he learned of the cancer before the Wildcats beat Texas A&M in the postseason. The diagnosis was announced on Feb. 13.

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