Pittsburg State Gorillas - Wikipedia
The Pittsburg State Gorillas are the sports teams of Pittsburg State University located in Pittsburg, Kansas. Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor The Pitt State football program began in under head coach Albert McLeland. in Kansas City, Missouri, in the Fall Classic at Arrowhead from until To help with the celebration, K-State Sports Extra has scoured the Wildcat and football) and Kendra Wecker (basketball All-American and track Big 12 ; helped the Cats to the Big 12 title; three-time All-Big 12 .. Deb Pihl, Hall of Fame; school record four Big 12 Indoor championships. The K-State Track and Field teams get back on the track this weekend, as the team is set to host the Carol Robinson Winter Pentathlon on.
Since the early 20th century, when the schools began regularly competing in baseball, basketball, and football, the two teams schools and fans have developed a passionate rivalry. Men's basketball See also: Kansas—Kansas State men's basketball all-time results The rivalry on the hardwood peaked in the s when both teams were national title contenders.
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A facilities race also began in the s, starting with the construction of Kansas State's Ahearn Fieldhousewhich was one of the largest basketball facilities in the country with a capacity of 14, when opened in Kansas soon answered with Allen Fieldhousewhich would seat 16, The rivalry continued strong through the s, but faded as Kansas began a game win streak against the Wildcats in Manhattan in Kansas State trails in the all-time series, 93— Kansas—Kansas State football rivalry Historically, neither football program has had sustained success.
The rivalry intensified for a period in the early s as both teams entered the national rankings.
In Head Coach Bill Snyder gained his first win against the Jayhawks and over the next 12 years Kansas would only beat the Wildcats once, inuntil KU finally won again in a home game in The rivalry intensified again in the s as Kansas returned to relevance under Mark Mangino and the Wildcats struggled under Ron Prince. Sincethe two teams have competed for the Governor's Cup.
Kansas State leads during the Governor's Cup era 28—19—1, but trails in the all-time series, 45—64—5. Nebraska Cornhuskers[ edit ] Football After the creation of the Big 12 Conference inthrough the early s, the Wildcats and Cornhuskers consistently competed for the Big 12 North championship.
Following a three-year retirement fromSnyder returned to the sidelines in with hopes of revitalizing a program that he once built, piece by piece, into a national force. And, after nine seasons back in charge, he did just that — and then some.
Over the past 10 years under Snyder, K-State has totaled 79 victories, advanced to eight bowl games, won a conference championship in and finished third or better in the ultra-competitive Big 12 Conference in four of the last seven seasons. Act Two of his renowned career started in when the Wildcats played for a berth in the Big 12 Championship on the last week of the season and went prior to a campaign in and a berth in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl. K-State's climb back into the nation picture continued in as the Cats wentfinished No.
Kansas State, which won its first 10 games of the season and finished the regular season at with an mark in Big 12 play, tied the school record for overall wins and conference victories while also ascending to No.
Snyder went on to win the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award as well as top Big 12 coach honors for the second straight season following the Cats' memorable season that culminated with a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and quarterback Collin Klein being named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. FromK-State won an average of almost eight games a year and included a season that saw the Cats ranked once again in the Top 10 and compete for a Big 12 Championship in the final week of the season.
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When Snyder was named the Wildcats' head football coach inhe inherited a team that had just suffered through its second-consecutive winless season and was on a current stretch. It was a program that had been through 14 different head coaches and won just 24 percent of its games — going — between Lynn "Pappy" Waldorf's Big Six championship team and his hiring. But it did not take long for Snyder to change the entire culture of the program.
In just his third year, he guided the Wildcats to a record to give K-State just its second winning season since Just two seasons later, Snyder would guide Kansas State to a record and a berth in the Copper Bowl, marking just the second bowl appearance ever by the Wildcats.
Along the way, Kansas State would become just the second team in the history of college football to win 11 games in six of seven seasons from and The win campaign in brought more firsts for Kansas State as Snyder guided the Wildcats to an unforgettable upset of No.