|9/01/15 Sports Extra: Get to know Anna Hammaker|
Kelly McHugh-Stewart has posted another fine get-acquainted feature. She comes to MHK with all kinds of honors, and a very positive attitude.
|6/10/15 K-State Women's Basketball | 2015-16 Season Tickets|
Watch the promotion video on YouTube (even though you're already ordered your tickets)!
|6/08/15 Kaylee Page is eligible to play (and other big news)|
This has to be one of the best-ever recruiting classes Kansas State has announced, and the NCAA has cleared Kaylee to play in November instead of January. (release) Coach Jacie tweeted this photo of new recruits (L to R) Cheyenne Hooper, Lanie Page, Kayla Goth and Anna Hammaker to the 2015-16 roster. Moments later, Kaylee's announcement was revised to announce the addition of guard Megan Deines. (release)
|6/01/15 Shalee Lehning to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame!|
Shalee Lehning (women's basketball), Paul Coffman (football) and Kenny Harrison (track & field) have been selected as members of the Class of 2015, and will be inducted on October 4 in Wichita. (release)
As reported by Kansas State Athletics, "At the conclusion of her K-State playing career in 2009, Lehning ranked first in school history and second in Big 12 history for career assists with 800, ranked first in school history for career minutes played with 4,271, ranked fourth in school history for career rebounds with 914 and 19th for career points with 1,189. She was the first player in Big 12 history to record 1,000 career points, 900 career rebounds and 800 career assists. Lehning was the eighth guard in school history to register 200 points in every season of her career and her final career point total was the 11th-highest by a guard in school history."
|3/19/15 WNIT: Cats 86, Akron 68|
What a fun night! You could see during the shootaround that the Cats (19-13) were happy to be in postseason play. The 10-0 start was encouraging, and 50 Cats points at halftime (from 60% on field goals) was even better. Haley Texada went nuts and scored a career-high 30 points. Here's the official recap.
Next up for Kansas State: Missouri, Sunday, March 22 at 2 P.M. in Bramlage Coliseum.
|3/16/15 Cats return to the WNIT|
Kansas State (18-13, 7-11 Big 12) will journey to Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on Thursday to play Akron (22-8, 12-6 Mid-American) in the first round of the WNIT. (bracket) Here's the good news from Sports Information. Follow tournament action on the WNIT site.
|3/10/15 Team Awards Announced at Annual Banquet|
Here's a link to all the happenings, with the winners of several new awards. @kstatewbb tweeted this team picture.
|3/06/15 Big 12 Tournament: Cats complete a season sweep of KU|
That's four straight wins over KU. In the last 15 seasons, the Cats are 24-8 in the series. (recap)
|3/04/15 West Virginia Game Highlights|
What an exciting conclusion to the home season! Kansas State came from 14 points behind to record their first-ever victory over West Virginia on Senior Night in Bramlage Coliseum. The Cats struggled on field goals, but won the game with defense and free throws, making 22 of 24, for 91.7%. (video) (game recap)
|3/04/15 Breanna Lewis and Ashia Woods: All-Big 12|
Breanna Lewis was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team, and Ashia Woods received Honorable Mention, as they led Kansas State to a 17-12 regular season, in which they were unable to play two of their scheduled games in Mexico. Here's the release from K-State.
|2/25/15 Kansas State records a regular season sweep of the Squawks|
Senior Haley Texada led the Cats with 20 points and some critical shots. Ashia Woods had 12 points and six spectacular steals. Kindred Wesemann added 10 points. Jessica Sheble had nine points and nine rebounds in 16 minutes. With the Cats shooting only 28% from the field, defense and 17 steals sealed the deal. Ashia and Haley had some amazing plays, and for the second straight year, the Cats beat KU in Frog Allen Field House. (Kansas State Collegian) (Sports Information)
|2/18/15 Shaelyn Martin: Big 12 Student Athlete Spotlight|
Lifelong K-State fan Shaelyn is now a starter, and we're very glad she's here. Here's the Big 12's feature story.
|2/06/15 Brittany Chambers signs with the WNBA's San Antonio Stars|
After graduating from Kansas State in 2013, Brittany has played two years in Spain. She'll no doubt have her number in the Bramlage Coliseum rafters some day, as her 2,156 points stand as the most scored by any player, male or female, in a K-State uniform. Here's the announcement from her hometown paper, the Jordan Independent.
|2/04/15 Kindred Wesemann tosses up 8 threes / Cats 66, Texas 57|
Kindred tossed in eight 3s (8 of 11, 72.7%) and a free throw for 25 points in an impressive win over #20 Texas. Fans there will remember her performance for a long time! While the Cats together hit 38% from the field (and 38% on 3-pointers), they had an excellent defensive performance. I especially enjoyed their 10 steals. Robert Lipson sat by me for a while, and I asked him what his pet name was for the Longhorns. "Mad Cows" was the answer.
|1/11/15 Wildcats come from behind to beat KU|
After falling behind 6-20 in the first half, the Cats clawed their way back to defeat KU 58-52. This follows a glorious 76-68 defeat of KU on their court on 2/26/14. (Collegian) (Sports Information) The Cats are now 11-3. This is significant because we won only 11 games last season. Let's stay with our winning ways vs. the Squawks. From 2001 through today, the record is Cats 28 - Squawks 8, and this includes an 11-0 run from 2002 through 2006.
|11/12/14 Mittie Signs Three in Fall Signing Period|
Sports Information has a release with good news about the signing this week of Kayla Goth (a 6' 0" guard), Anna Hammaker (a 5' 9" guard) and Cheyenne Hooper (a 6' 6" center). Anna has a fun appearance in an ESPN video with some signees from around the country. Here's a YouTube interview with Kayla on November 12. She said she chose K-State because it "felt like home."
|9/16/14 Meet Shaelyn Martin|
Kelly McHugh introduces us to Shaelyn Martin, a 6' 0" guard from Salina. She's been coming to games here for a number of years. (print interview) (video)
|7/29/14 Jacie and Claire are on the hot seat|
That's what Smoles calls their 1½-minute interviews on via YouTube. (Claire Coggins) (Jacie Hoyt-Capra)
|6/24/14 Jacie Hoyt-Capra hired as recruiting coordinator|
Jacie, a native of Hoxie, has degrees from Wichita State and Fort Hays State. KWCH-12 in Wichita has a nice story on the hire. Here's K-State's version of the good news.
|5/05/14 K-State signs Claire Coggins as assistant coach|
Jeff Mittie has hired K-State's own Claire Coggins as assistant coach. This is excellent news to all K-State Women's Basketball fans. Claire's accomplishments as a Cat, WNBA player and college coach are well known. She stayed with K-State when the coaching change happened. It's awesome to have a well-qualified coach who truly wants to be here. (KStatesports.com release) Just for fun, here's video of The Shot vs. Wyoming, Nov. 17, 2006.
|4/28/14 Kamie Ethridge to Northern Colorado|
Best wishes to Kamie, who was named today as head coach for Northern Colorado. She's a Hall of Fame player, and more than qualified for this opportunity. Here's the announcement in the Denver Post.
|4/28/14 Coach Mittie leading workouts|
Here are inside looks (videos) of Coach Mittie's early practices with his new team. 4-21-14 and 4-03-14.
|4/22/14 Raging battle continues over Romero|
Here's commentary by Tim Fitzgerald of GoPowercat.com. There's apparently more to the story than meets the eye.
|4/14/14 Jeff Mittie: No Place Like Home|
Coach Mittie's been away a long time, but he and Shanna are returning to their home area, as Kelly McHugh reports in her latest Sports Extra.
|4/09/14 Coach Mittie interview|
Brian Smoller vists with Coach about his transfer within the Big 12, and his vision for the program. Don't miss it. (YouTube)
|3/25/14 Coach Mittle sees bond among players|
Here's a feature by Corbin McGuire of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
|3/19/14 Mittie finds perfect fit with K-State women's basketball program|
Ken Corbitt in the Capital-Journal has a nice introduction to Coach Mittie. (video included)
|3/19/14 Video of Coach Mittie's first hours in MHK|
This is K-STATEHD.TV video, free content via Facebook. Coach met the team, and athletics department personnel.
|3/18/14 Meet Coach Jeff Mittie|
John Currie found us a good one: Jeff Mittie, who's been at TCU for 15 seasons. He's been a head coach for 22 years, and holds a .660 winning record. Read more from Sports Information.