• Kansas State to lean on defense in opener vs South Dakota

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder is just as keen as anybody else to see how Kansas State’s new-look offense, led by sophomore quarterback Jesse Ertz, will fare in its opener against South Dakota on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • 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.