• In this April 26, 2014, file photo, Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz throws downfield during the second half of an NCAA college spring football game in Manhattan, Kan. Ertz has won a four-way competition to start at quarterback Saturday in the season opener against South Dakota. Ertz beat out junior Joe Hubener and freshman Alex Delton, who were listed as co-backups on the depth chart released Tuesday. Junior college transfer Jonathan Banks was also in the mix but chose to redshirt rather than sit deeper on the chart. (AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Chris Neal, File)

    K-State picks sophomore Jesse Ertz to start at quarterback

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The last time Jesse Ertz threw a pass in a game that mattered, the lanky quarterback with the buzz cut was leading tiny Mediapolis High School through the Iowa state playoffs.

    Updated: 2:22 pm

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis waves as arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Francis, speaking Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, from Rome via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

    A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here’s a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.

  • Kansas State students asked to sign sportsmanship pledge

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State students will have to sign a sportsmanship pledge before they can pick up their tickets for sporting events this year.

    Updated: 1:28 pm

  • Chiefs lose Wilson, Titans lose Searcy in preseason game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson and Titans safety Da’Norris Searcy were banged-up in the opening quarter of Friday night’s preseason game.

  • FILe - In this July 31, 2015, file photo, Tennessee Titans quarterbacks Marcus Mariota (8), Zach Mettenberger (7) and Alex Tanney (11) talk during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Coach Ken Whisenhunt is happy to see both rookie Mariota and Mettenberger looking good this preseason. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    Titans’ Mariota, Chiefs’ rookies to reunite in preseason

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is looking forward to a Pac-12 reunion when Tennessee travels to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night.

  • Hutchinson women’s basketball team regains eligibility

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball has regained eligibility for postseason play for the upcoming season.