Category Archives: Local Sports

K-State pitcher proving its never too late for breakout performance

K-State pitcher proving its never too late for breakout performance

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – JJ Slack is proving to be a reliable bullpen arm for Kansas State after appearing in just two of the Wildcats’ first 30 games this spring. The K-State reliever got the ball on Tuesday, April 9 against Wichita State in the third inning. His third outing of the year, at least for…MORE

Why Bill Self is for some schedule changes, against others

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – After more than 20 years leading the Jayhawks, and more than 30 as a head coach, KU’s Bill Self is not afraid to speak his mind on certain topics. That’s why the legendary Jayhawk was rather honest on Thursday, when asked about a pair of scheduling ideas for his team. The first,…MORE

KU’s Jackson selected in WNBA draft

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – Former KU women’s basketball center Taiyanna ‘Twin’ Jackson is taking the next step in her basketball career. Jackson was taken in the second round, 19th overall, by the Connecticut Sun in the 2024 WNBA Draft. The East Chicago, Indiana native transferred to KU from Trinity Valley Community College in 2021, and proceeded…MORE

WATCH: K-State’s new QB coach previews plan for Avery Johnson on K-Nation

WATCH: K-State’s new QB coach previews plan for Avery Johnson on K-Nation

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – K-State welcomed a man familiar with Big 12 football to its staff shortly after the 2023 season wrapped up. The Wildcats hired Matt Wells, former Texas Tech head coach and more recently an offensive analyst for Oklahoma, as their new co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Wells, who also carries the title of…MORE

K-State basketball adds another transfer guard

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – K-State men’s basketball has its second transfer portal pickup of the 2024 offseason. The Wildcats picked up a commitment from University of Illinois-Chicago transfer CJ Jones on Monday, according to multiple reports including GoPowercat’s Ryan Gilbert and On3’s Joe Tipton. Jones, a 6-foot-5 guard, started 31 of 33 games for UIC in…MORE

Lee and Mittie discuss All-American’s return for year seven

Lee and Mittie discuss All-American’s return for year seven

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – K-State women’s basketball is getting 114 games of college basketball experience, and 2,194 points scored, back for the 2024-25 season in one All-American center. On Sunday, the Wildcats’ four-time first team All-Big 12 selection announced plans to return to K-State for her seventh and final season of college basketball. Ayoka Lee needs…MORE

Excitement builds for Jayhawk track ahead of Kansas Relays

Excitement builds for Jayhawk track ahead of Kansas Relays

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – As the 101st Kansas Relays inches closer, members of KU’s track and field team say participating in the event is a dream come true. Gabby Hoke, a junior pole vaulter from Warrensburg, Missouri, has been attending the meet in Lawrence long before attending KU. “I actually went to my first Kansas Relays…MORE

WATCH: KU women’s golf coach talks program building, Jayhawk family on K-Nation

WATCH: KU women’s golf coach talks program building, Jayhawk family on K-Nation

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – KU women’s golf has been steadily, but quicky, building since Lindsay Kuhle took over the program in 2021. The Jayhawks won their first tournament title in six years this spring, finishing on top at the Westbrook Invitational in Arizona in February. In 2022-23, Kansas was an NCAA Regional at-large selection for just…MORE

K-Nation (4/14/24) – Matt Wells, KU’s Coach Kuhle, KU basketball banquet and more

K-Nation (4/14/24) – Matt Wells, KU’s Coach Kuhle, KU basketball banquet and more

NORTHEAST KANSAS (KSNT) – This week’s edition of K-Nation covers a lot of ground in a lot of different sports. KU and K-State football are both wrapping up their spring seasons. KU coach Lance Leipold offers his thoughts following the Jayhawks’ annual spring showcase. Plus, K-State’s new co-offensive coordinator talks adjusting to the ‘Cats system…MORE

KJ Adams wins 2024 ‘Mr. Jayhawk’ award

KJ Adams wins 2024 ‘Mr. Jayhawk’ award

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – In a time when awards and honors seem to be growing all over, KU men’s basketball gives out just one at its annual banquet. There is no ‘Freshman of the Year’, there is no ‘Most Improved’, nor an ‘MVP’ and certainly not ‘Honorable Mention’ honors. KU head coach Bill Self hands out…MORE