Recap: K-State Falls to Loyola-Chicago in South Regional Final, 78-62

Cinderella is still dancing. But the wrong one. K-State allowed the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers to build a big early cushion and could never quite dig their way back into the game, falling 78-62 in the NCAA South Regional final Saturday night. The symbolic moment of the game might have occurred with 12:11 to play. With K-State […]

Before 2010, Kansas State’s last Elite Eight team was 1988

When Kansas State clashes with Loyola-Chicago in the Elite Eight on Saturday, it will mark just the third time in the last 30 years it has stood on the threshold of the Final Four. Source: The Mercury Powered by WPeMatico


Don’t let the media convince you the Ramblers are a Cinderella team. It’s a classic Cinderella story in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this year: a plucky team that nobody believed in advancing to the Elite Eight through grit and determination. That’s right, the Kansas State Wildcats from “The Little Apple” of Manhattan, Kansas, finally […]

SLATE: K-State women bow out of WNIT

Previews of tonight’s Elite Eight game, Nina Schultz wrecks the Roadrunner heptathlon, tennis escapes TCU but baseball doesn’t. It’s March Madness, so you know the drill by now. Lots of links, and as it’s Saturday morning lots of non-revenue action to digest as well. Once again, we’re preparing the Slate not long after midnight, so […]

What they said: K-State, Loyola-Chicago meet the media

ATLANTA — The South Region’s two final combatants are ready. Source: The Mercury Powered by WPeMatico

MERCH! Catlanta t-shirts!

Show those Kentucky people who really runs the 404. Once upon a time, there was a team which traveled frequently to the sweltering home of Murder Kroger. That team was routinely joined by hordes of their fans, making the relatively short trip down Interstate 75 to fill The Omni, or the Georgia Dome, or Phillips […]

Notebook: K-State miffed by handshake snub

ATLANTA — A postgame custom went by the wayside in the wake of Kansas State’s 61-58 victory over Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Thursday. Source: The Mercury Powered by WPeMatico

SLATE: K-State in the Elite Eight. That’s great!

WNIT tonight, baseball AND tennis at TCU, track and golf also on the road. So. How ‘bout dat? Suddenly, and deservedly, Bruce Weber is a hero. An eternity of being jacked by Kentucky is over. And amazingly, despite a basketball history which has only seven other teams reaching the Elite Eight more frequently than K-State […]

Recap: K-State Takes Down Kentucky, 61-58!

Wildcats will meet Loyola-Chicago in the Elite-8 on Saturday Nobody gave K-State a chance in this game. Not enough offense, everyone said. Not enough length. Sixteenth best of the Sweet Sixteen teams. Kentucky’s stable of thoroughbreds would stampede all over the purple Wildcats. Somebody forgot to tell Barry Brown, Xavier Sneed and their teammates that […]

K-State advances forward to the Elite Eight game after nail-biting win against Kentucky

The underdogs have managed to pull yet another upset during this session of March Madness. It was relentless, scary, sluggish, troubling and exciting, all rolled into one two hour period. The Kansas State Wildcats won against the Kentucky Wildcats, 61-58, on Thursday night after a nail-biter. It was so much of a nail-biter, many people […]