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K-State Spring Game Scheduled For Saturday At “The Bill”

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Athletics and the Wildcat football program will host numerous events the weekend of April 27-28, highlighted by the 1:10 p.m. Purple/White spring football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday.

The 28th annual Powercat Golf Tournament at Colbert Hills Golf Course will kick off the weekend on Friday with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Questions regarding the golf tournament should be directed to Bernie Haney at (785) 565-1719 or [email protected]

Later that evening, the Powercat Auction will be held at Bramlage Coliseum with doors to the arena opening at 5 p.m. A silent auction on the concourse begins immediately and wraps up at 6:45 p.m., while a buffet dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. The live auction portion of the event begins at 7:45 p.m.

Saturday’s events get underway with the public groundbreaking ceremony for the West Stadium Center project at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Fans are invited to attend the ceremonial groundbreaking at 11:30 a.m., at Gate F on the west side of the stadium.

Tickets for the 1:10 p.m., spring game can be purchased for $5 while children under the age of two will be admitted at no charge. To purchase tickets, visit k-statesports.com or call the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS. Both ticket booths at the stadium will also be open on gameday beginning at 10 a.m.

Students who have purchased season tickets for 2012 can pick up a free ticket to the spring game at the student tailgate party outside Gates N and P on the east side of the stadium. Students who haven’t bought a season pass may purchase a spring game ticket for $5 at either of the stadium’s ticket booths.

Parking for the event is free and both the west and east lots of the stadium will open at 10 a.m. Stadium gates will open at 11:45 a.m., following the conclusion of the WSC groundbreaking ceremony. All seating for the game is general admission with Sections 1-9 on the west side and Sections 20-28 on the east side open for fans.

K-StateHD.TV will carry both the WSC groundbreaking ceremony (11 a.m.) and spring game along with the K-State Gameday pregame show featuring Brian Smoller beginning at 12:45 p.m. For information on how to subscribe to the network, visit www.K-StateHD.tv.

Following the spring game on Saturday, fans can head over to Tointon Stadium to watch the Wildcat baseball team take on Oklahoma State in a Big 12 matchup. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. and fans can purchase tickets today at kstatesports.com or by calling 1.800.221.CATS. The baseball game can also be seen live on K-StateHD.TV.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.