Kansas St. Rumors & News

  • Kansas State basketball rounds out 2015 recruiting class with shooting guard Ron Freeman

    Kansas.com "Bruce Weber has not had the best of luck with late recruiting additions since he took over as basketball coach at Kansas State, but that could change with Ron Freeman, an athletic shooting guard who orally committed to the Wildcats on Tuesday. Freeman, a 6-foot-6 swingman from Los Angeles, says..." June 24

  • Seton Hall adds guard Jevon Thomas; more additions ahead?

    Asbury Park Press "In dire need of backcourt reinforcements, Seton Hall has filled its final open scholarship for 2015-16 with point guard Jevon Thomas, a Kansas State transfer who has to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. But multiple sources told Gannett New Jersey there could be more roster movement..." May 05

  • Nigel Johnson picks Rutgers after leaving K-State basketball team

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Nigel Johnson, who is transferring from Kansas State, has orally committed to continue his basketball career at Rutgers. Johnson, a sophomore guard, announced April 8 he was leaving K-State. He will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility at Rutgers, a member of the Big Ten..." April 21

  • Isaiah Maurice commits to K-State basketball

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Marcus Foster is gone, and Kansas State has moved on. The Wildcats filled one of three open basketball scholarships by receiving an oral commitment from Isaiah Maurice on Sunday, shortly before Foster took to Twitter to announce his transfer to Creighton. “Time to get back to work!” Foster..." April 19

  • Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster picks Creighton

    Omaha World-Herald "Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster tweeted on Sunday that he was joining the Creighton program. Foster was on a visit to Creighton this weekend. He averaged 15.5 points as a freshman and 12.5 points as a sophomore before being dismissed from the team by Kansas State coach Bruce Weber after..." April 19

  • Nigel Johnson to transfer from Kansas State basketball team

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "The volatile off-season for Kansas State's basketball team took another twist Wednesday when sophomore guard Nigel Johnson announced he will transfer out of the program. Johnson announced his decision on his Twitter account: "After much deliberation, I say farewell. Thank you to my KSU coaches,..." April 08

  • Kansas State's Marcus Foster and Tre Harris dismissed from team

    CBS Sports "Kansas State sophomore guard Marcus Foster and freshman guard Tre Harris have been dismissed from the team, coach Bruce Weber announced Tuesday according to The Kansas City Star. "Marcus and Tre have been unable to live up to the standards that we expect of our players," Weber said." March 24

  • Report: Tre Harris, Jevon Thomas transferring from Kansas State

    Kansas City Star "Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber did not elaborate on why sophomore guard Jevon Thomas did not make the trip to Texas on Saturday, but he did say Thomas’ playing status is uncertain. At this moment, Weber said Thomas was not a member of the team. “I just made my decision,” Weber..." March 24

  • Kansas State gets commitment from point guard Kamau Stokes

    Kansas.com "Kansas State landed a commitment from a point guard Sunday morning. Kamau Stokes, a three-star recruit, orally committed to the Wildcats after attending their 70-69 victory over Iowa State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. He sat behind K-State’s bench dressed head to toe in K-State..." March 01

  • Big 12 commissioner Bowlsby calls Kansas State court storm 'inappropriate and unacceptable'

    The Score "The Big 12 has finally spoken up regarding the Kansas State court-storming issue from Monday's 70-63 win over Kansas. Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby reprimanded the Wildcats in a public release on Tuesday, which featured the following: I am grateful for the immediate and professional..." February 26

  • K-State apologizes for court storming

    ESPN "Kansas State athletic director John Currie apologized Tuesday for the unruly court-storming incident Monday night at the Bramlage Coliseum, where a sea of students and fans flooded Kansas State's floor following a 70-63 victory over the eighth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. "On behalf of President..." February 24

  • Chaotic court storm mars KSU win over KU

    ESPN "After failing to keep an eight-point lead in a loss to their biggest rival, coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks faced an even tougher challenge Monday night. Getting back to the locker room. After a sea of students and fans flooded Kansas State's floor following a 70-63 victory over the..." February 24

  • Kansas State suffers catastrophic loss after another disciplinary issue for Marcus Foster

    College Basketball Talk "For the second time this season, Marcus Foster has faced the wrath of Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber. And for the second time this season, it cost the Wildcats a win. On Wednesday, just an hour or two before they were set to tip off at Texas Tech, Weber announced that Foster and..." February 06

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  • Kansas State ramping up interest in Duke basketball transfer Semi Ojeleye

    Kansas.com "Kansas State has ramped up its interest in Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye, according to his former AAU basketball coach. Though the Wildcats waited more than 24 hours after Ojeleye’s transfer was announced to reach out to the 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Ottawa, Mokan Elite coach Matt Suther..." December 19

  • Kansas State loses redshirt freshman to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas State lost some front court depth on Monday as the school announced in a release that redshirt freshman Jack Karapetyan is transferring. The 6-foot-7 Karapetyan played in six games last year before injuring his foot and missing the rest of the season. “Jack has decided he wants to..." October 21

  • Kansas State lands sleeper, their second commitment in 2015 class

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas State picked up their second commitment in the Class of 2015 on Wednesday night as Barry Brown, a 6-foot-2 combo-guard from Florida, pledged to Bruce Weber and the Wildcats. “My recruitment is over I have officially committed to Kansas State,” Brown tweeted. Brown picked Kansas State..." August 28

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Marcus Foster still hasn’t forgotten, or forgiven, those pulled scholarships

    College Basketball Talk "Marcus Foster was one of the great stories of the 2013-2014 college basketball season. In a season that was dubbed the Year of the Freshmen before Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker even stepped foot on the floor of the United Center in Chicago for the Champions Classic, one of the..." July 29

  • Kansas State finally releases Leticia Romero

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest stories in college basketball over the past month has been the saga of Leticia Romero, a star guard for Kansas State's women's basketball team. Romero requested a release from the Wildcats after the school fired head coach Deb Patterson, who had recruited her from Spain to..." May 27

  • Kentucky Wildcats advance 56-49 over Kansas State

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Gentlemen, start your storylines. The eight-seeded University of Kentucky basketball team survived its NCAA Tournament opener against ninth-seeded Kansas State, winning 56-49 at Friday night at the Scottrade Center, to set up a veritable sportswriter Dream Game against No. 1 seed Wichita State..." March 22

  • Will Wichita State, Kansas and Kansas State fans spar with – or support – each other?

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "Dylan Donner was in the front row at Scottrade Center for NCAA tournament open practices Thursday. He was careful not to get the dipping sauce from his chicken strips on his Wichita State Shockers jacket. Donner is here with his father, Dallas. They drove in from Wichita, Kan., for the..." March 21

  • Bruce Weber has found Manhappiness at Kansas State

    Kansas City Star "Bruce Weber sounds like a man who has been at Kansas State for 25 years, not two. Ask Weber, the Wildcats basketball coach, what he enjoys most about his job, and he rattles off details about the dinner he had with donors a few weeks back, the strangers who gave him purple clothes when he was..." March 20

  • Iowa St. 91, Kansas St. 85

    ProSportsDaily "Melvin Ejim had 24 points and 10 rebounds while Dustin Hogue added 19 points and 10 boards as the Cyclones dispatched of the Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament. Georges Niang added 18 points as fourth-seeded Iowa State (24-7) will face Kansas in Friday’s semifinals. Naz Long..." March 14

  • With NCAA bid seemingly safe, Bruce Weber wants K-State to play loose

    Kansas City Star "Bruce Weber has an unusual request for Kansas State’s basketball players. Relax. “We just have to come play loose and free,” Weber said. The laid-back approach for Thursday’s Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal against Iowa State serves as a response to K-State’s past two losses. The Wildcats..." March 13

  • Which Cyclone could be the key to bruising, beating Kansas State?

    Des Moines Register "Someone asked this question long before Iowa State even played the first of its 30 games – a question that today actually has some relevance. Who’s the Cyclone you’d most want to accompany you down a dark alley? Dustin Hogue, of course. “The guy’s just tough, flat-out tough,” teammate..." March 12

  • Baylor 76, Kansas St. 74

    ProSportsDaily "Kenny Chery scored a career-high 29 points and also had six rebounds, six assists and three steals as the visiting Bears overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to slay the Wildcats in Big 12 play. Cory Jefferson added 16 points for Baylor (21-10, 9-9), which has won seven of its last eight..." March 09

  • Oklahoma St. 77, Kansas St. 61

    ProSportsDaily "Phil Forte III tied a season high with 23 points to help the host Cowboys pick up their fourth straight win following a seven-game slide. Marcus Smart had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals for Oklahoma State (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), which has greatly enhanced its NCAA..." March 04

  • Kansas State posts hard-fought 80-73 victory over No. 15 Iowa State

    Kansas City Star "Every time Kansas State wins an important basketball game, it seems to reveal something new about itself. An 80-73 victory over No. 15 Iowa State on Saturday was no different. This time, the Wildcats showed toughness. This was a game that featured hard plays, harder fouls, taunting, a bench..." March 02

  • K-State’s Will Spradling hits a scoring milestone

    Kansas City Star "Senior guard Will Spradling, who had 10 points, reached the 1,000-point mark as a college player. He is the 25th K-State player to score 1,000 points. Spradling downplayed the accomplishment. “I wasn’t too worried about it,” Spradling said. “I am not ever worried about how many points I put..." February 26

  • Kansas St. 60, Texas Tech 56

    ProSportsDaily "Marcus Foster scored 17 points and Wesley Iwundu’s three-point play with 55 seconds to play lifted the visiting Wildcats to their fourth victory in the past six games. Foster hit three 3-pointers, including converting a four-point play during a 20-5 run before Kansas State (19-9, 9-6 Big 12)..." February 26

  • Oklahoma 86, Kansas St. 73

    ProSportsDaily "Buddy Hield scored 18 points to lead a balanced effort as the Sooners posted a comfortable home victory. Hield was 3-of-6 from 3-point range while Isaiah Cousins (17 points) and Jordan Woodard (11) each made a pair of 3-pointers. The Sooners (20-7, 9-5 Big 12) shot 10-of-23 from long range as a..." February 23

  • While Shane Southwell slumps, Will Spradling soars for K-State

    Kansas City Star "Will Spradling and Shane Southwell are heading in opposite directions. Spradling is making shots and playing his best basketball in a Kansas State uniform after a mediocre (at best) start to the season. Southwell is committing fouls, bricking shots and losing turnovers like a freshman after a..." February 14

  • K-State beats No.7 KU 85-82 in OT

    Kansas City Star "The first time Kansas State beat Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum, it had Michael Beasley. The second time, Jacob Pullen had a night for the ages. The third time was different. Though the Wildcats’ 85-82 overtime victory against the Jayhawks on Monday was every bit as memorable as the two that..." February 11

  • K-State topples Texas 74-57 behind Marcus Foster’s career-high 34 points

    Kansas City Star "Kansas State is far from a perfect basketball team, but the Wildcats occasionally appear flawless inside Bramlage Coliseum. A 74-57 victory over No. 15 Texas on Saturday was one of those occasions. The Wildcats were dominant. “They beat us in every way you can be beat,” Texas coach Rick..." February 09

  • Texas Tech can't solve Kansas State defense, falls back under .500

    Dallas Morning News "Kansas State was coming off two tough losses on the road, and its three leading scorers were struggling to make a shot against Texas Tech's length and athleticism. Leave it to a less-heralded cast of players to come through in the clutch. Will Spradling scored a season-high 17 points, Nino..." January 29

  • No. 16 Iowa State hangs on 81-75 against No. 22 Kansas State

    Iowa State Daily "Behind an 18-point second half from senior Melvin Ejim, the No. 16 ISU mens basketball team held on against No. 22 Kansas State 81-75. In the first half, Iowa State jumped out to a 12 point lead at halftime with the score 46-34. In that half, the Cyclones hit eight 3-pointers on 11..." January 25

  • Big 12 could be set for record-tying number of teams in NCAA tournament

    Dallas Morning News "Big 12 teams can find some consolation even as they take turns giving and receiving body blows in the college basketball version of a steel cage match. The NCAA Tournament men’s selection committee is acutely aware of the conference and is already taking notes. Committee chairman Ron Wellman..." January 24

  • Holmes hits catch-and-shoot 3 at buzzer to send Longhorns past No. 22 Kansas State, 67-64

    Dallas Morning News "Jonathan Holmes delivered the shot. Cameron Ridley provided the muscle. Texas won again, this time 67-64 over No. 22 Kansas State and the Longhorns keep climbing upward in the Big 12. Holmes made a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer Tuesday night, sending Texas to its..." January 22

  • Shane Southwell leads K-State over West Virginia 78-65

    Kansas City Star "At times, it is easy to forget about Shane Southwell. Marcus Foster is Kansas State’s leading scorer and one of the top freshmen in the Big 12. Thomas Gipson is the Wildcats’ go-to forward and the vocal leader of the team. They make highlight plays and say inspiring things. Southwell scores at..." January 19