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K-State To Face UCLA In Valero Alamo Bowl

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Nation is heading to San Antonio for the first time in 16 years as Kansas State Athletics Director John Currie announced today that the 11th-ranked Wildcats have accepted an invitation to play No. 14 UCLA in the 2015 Valero Alamo Bowl on January 2.

The game, one of the most widely watched and attended of all bowl games, will be played inside San Antonio’s Alamodome at 5:45 p.m. CT, with a nationwide television audience watching on ESPN.

“Following our 13th nine-win regular season under Coach Snyder, we are excited to showcase our football program, Kansas State University and our national alumni and fan base in the Alamo Bowl, and I am pleased to accept the invitation on behalf of President Kirk Schulz, Coach Snyder and our entire institution,” said Currie. “I know our fans, including our many Texas-based alumni, are excited to turn San Antonio purple, while a week at the Alamo Bowl will be a first-class experience for our football student-athletes.”

The Wildcats (9-3) will be playing in their 18th bowl game in school history and 16th under Bill Snyder as the Cats are 7-8 all-time in bowls under the legendary head coach. Following 11 straight bowls from 1993-2003 under Snyder, the Cats have now gone bowling in each of the last five seasons and are coming off a win over Michigan in the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. K-State has appeared in the Alamo Bowl one other time in program history (1998).

“The selection to the Valero Alamo Bowl provides a fitting end to a very successful season for our football team,” said Schulz. “We are confident the K-State family will follow tradition and bring the purple to San Antonio. Congratulations to Coach Snyder, his staff and our hard-working student-athletes for this postseason honor.”

The Wildcats’ nine regular season victories in 2014 included home wins over Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech and road wins at No. 11 Oklahoma and West Virginia. K-State also kept the Governor’s Cup trophy in Manhattan for the sixth straight season under Snyder with a 51-13 win over in-state rival Kansas.

In addition to a school-record and Big 12-leading 29 selections to the Academic All-Big 12 team and national academic accolades by Tyler Lockett (NFF National Scholar Athlete) and Curry Sexton (Academic All-American), excitement in Wildcat football was also evidenced by seven sellout crowds at Bill Snyder Family Stadium this season which ran K-State’s consecutive sellout streak to 20 games.

“We are proud of the young men in our program and very pleased to represent the Big 12 Conference in the Valero Alamo Bowl,” said Snyder. “Our team still has a chance to accomplish something special this season and finish the year with 10 victories. The Alamo Bowl is a first-class bowl organization and we appreciate Derrick Fox and the entire bowl staff for their efforts and support of college football.”

The Bruins (9-3) finished the season ranked 14th and with a 6-3 record in conference play.

K-State has faced UCLA two times heading into this bowl matchup. The Wildcats are 1-1 against the Bruins with UCLA winning a 2009 matchup in Pasadena, while K-State answered with a win in Manhattan the following season.

K-State’s seating allotment for the Alamo Bowl includes a total of 12,000 tickets. All fans who placed a pre-order will receive the number of tickets that were requested. The K-State Athletics Ticket Office will work over the next week to assign specific seats based on the athletic department priority points and mail pre-ordered tickets. Detailed information regarding bowl ticket order fulfillment has been emailed to fans who placed a pre-order.

Public tickets for K-State fans who did not place a pre-order are available now at the K-State Online Ticket Office atwww.kstatesports.com/tickets and through the K-State Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum or via phone at 1-800-221-CATS between 3 p.m., and 5 p.m., on Sunday and beginning again at 8:30 a.m., on Monday. Fans are strongly encouraged to order through K-State’s official allotment to ensure that all Wildcat fans are seated in the official K-State sections of the stadium. The location for K-State’s ticket allotment at the Alamodome is among the best of any bowl game with prime seating locations both on the lower ($120) and upper ($75) sections of the stadium.

Student tickets, priced at $75 for upper level and $120 for lower level, will go on sale at 3 p.m., Thursday to ICAT members, while all remaining students can purchase tickets beginning Friday at 8:30 a.m.

The K-State Alumni Association will also provide official travel packages to the bowl game. Visit the Alumni Association’s official bowl travel page – http://k-statesportstours.com – for travel package information.

Kansas Hires David Beaty as Head Football Coach

LAWRENCE, Kan. – David Beaty, the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M, has been hired as the head football coach at the University of Kansas. Beaty arrives in Lawrence with more than 20 years of coaching experience, including two previous stints as an assistant coach with the Jayhawks.

Kansas will formally introduce Beaty at a press conference Monday, Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

A native of Garland, Texas, Beaty takes over the KU program after spending the three previous seasons as the Aggies’ wide receivers coach. He also served as A&M’s recruiting coordinator during the 2013-14 seasons.

“I am very excited to be back at Kansas,” Beaty said. “I am especially excited that Clint Bowen has agreed to stay on as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. Clint will be a huge part of our success going forward and I am fortunate to have him on my staff.”

“David Beaty is well-respected in the football community and brings to KU great vision, passion and energy,” Kansas Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger said. “He has a bright football mind and is known as one of the best recruiters in the nation.”

“I am pleased to welcome Coach Beaty back to the Jayhawk family,” Kansas ChancellorBernadette Gray-Little said. “He is an outstanding fit for the University of Kansas and his work to build a competitive football program will advance our athletics department and the reputation of KU nationally.”

Under Beaty’s tutelage, the Texas A&M wide receivers have been a record-setting group. With first-team All-American Mike Evans leading the way in 2013, the Aggies set team records for receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and completion percentage. Evans set the A&M record with 1,394 receiving yards and matched the receiving touchdowns record with 12. He also shattered and re-broke the single-game receiving record with 279 yards vs. Alabama and 287 yards against Auburn. Evans went on to become the Aggies’ first wide receiver to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Texas A&M was the only team in the nation with four 50-catch, 600- yard receivers in 2013.

In 2012, the Aggies had six wideouts who produced 19 or more catches, including more than 70 each by senior Ryan Swope and Evans.

Beaty came to Texas A&M after serving as offensive coordinator at both Kansas and Rice. He was the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at KU in 2011, and helped develop one of the Big 12’s top all-purpose threats in wideout D.J. Beshears.

Beaty spent the 2010 season as the offensive coordinator at Rice, where he helped the team average 28.7 points and 375.3 yards per game. Prior to his second stint at Rice, Beaty was the wide receivers coach at Kansas during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

During his first tour at KU, he helped receivers Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe develop into NFL-caliber players. Meier, who was taken in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, received All-Big 12 accolades in 2008 and 2009, while Briscoe, a sixth-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, was an All-American and first team All-Big 12 pick in 2009. In 2008 five different KU players produced a total of 15 100-yard receiving games. Among the school records set by KU wide receivers in 2008 were season receptions, game receptions, season yards, game yards, and season touchdowns.

Beaty spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as the wide receivers coach at Rice. In 2006 he served as passing game coordinator as the team made its first bowl game in 45 years (the New Orleans Bowl). He had two players – Jarett Dillard and James Casey – drafted by NFL teams following the 2007 season. Dillard ranked in the top-25 nationally in both receptions and yards in 2007, and he led the nation in touchdown receptions (21) in 2006.

Prior to joining the Owls’ staff, Beaty was a successful head coach at MacArthur (Irving, Texas) High School from 2002-05, where his teams posted a 33-11 record and won two district titles. He earned several coach-of-the-year honors while at MacArthur.

Beaty began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas, from 1994-96. He was also an assistant at Garland High School from 1997-2000. Garland claimed the Class 5A Division II state title in 1999.

Beaty assumed his first head coaching job at North Dallas High School in 2001. He coached there for one season, posting a 6-4 record, before taking over at MacArthur.

Beaty is a 1994 graduate of Lindenwood (St. Charles, Mo.) College, where he played football and served as a team captain from 1992-93. He was a four-year starter at wide receiver and led the team in receptions for three-straight seasons. He played both football and soccer at Garland (Texas) High School where he graduated in 1989.

Beaty and his wife, Raynee, have two daughters, Averie (15) and Alexa (10).


Texas A&M Head Coach Kevin Sumlin
“David is a great recruiter, a great coach and a great man. He was one of the first people I hired at Texas A&M and he’s been a huge part of what we’ve been able to accomplish here. He’s earned this opportunity to be a head coach, and I believe he will do a tremendous job with the Jayhawks.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Mike Evans
“Coach Beaty is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known, and he really cares about his players. On the field, he’s a great coach with a lot of energy and he’s fun to be around. He will always push you to be your best.”

NFL and Kansas All-American Wide Receiver Dezmon Briscoe
“Coach Beaty is a players’ coach, but he knows when to be serious. He is not afraid to put his foot down and tell you what you are doing wrong. He won’t let you sit around and be mediocre. He wants greatness from you.”

“Coach Beaty developed me as a receiver, but he also developed me as a man. When he came to KU he took me under his wing and really helped me mature off the field. We have a great relationship and still communicate to this day.”

NFL and Rice All-American Wide Receiver Jarett Dillard
“Coach Beaty was a great mentor and coach for me during my time at Rice. He was a very valuable asset to our program. He helped develop me as a patient route runner and receiver who could handle the pressure that was going to come from defenses keying on me. It was a breath of fresh air to learn the game from someone who really understands both the mental and physical aspects of coaching football.”

David Beaty Coaching Experience

1994-97 Naaman Forest HS (Texas)  Assistant Coach
1997-00 Garland HS (Texas) Assistant Coach
2001 North Dallas HS (Texas) Head Coach/Athletic Coordinator
2002-05 Irving MacArthur HS (Texas) Head Coach/Athletic Coordinator
2006-07 Rice Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers
2008-09 Kansas Wide Receivers
2010 Rice Offensive Coordinator
2011 Kansas Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
2012 Texas A&M Wide Receivers
2013-14 Texas A&M Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator

Personal Information
Hometown: Garland, Texas
Education: 1994 – Bachelor’s Degree from Lindenwood College
Family:  Wife – Raynee and daughters Averie (15) and Alexa (10)

Nebraska Hires Mike Riley as Head Football Coach

Lincoln, NE—The University of Nebraska has hired Mike Riley as its new Head Football Coach, Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst announced today. Riley will be formally introduced at a news conference on Friday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m. in the West Memorial Stadium – 3rd Floor Club.

Riley comes to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State University, spanning two different tenures in Corvallis. Riley has led OSU to 93 wins and a 6-2 record in postseason bowl games. In addition to his time at Oregon State, Riley has served as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, with whom he won two Grey Cup Championships, and the San Antonio Riders in the World Football League. He has served as an assistant coach at California, USC, Linfield College, Whitworth and Northern Colorado as well as with the New Orleans Saints and in the Canadian Football League.

Riley is a native of Idaho and a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he played for Paul “Bear” Bryant and won three SEC titles and one National Championship.

Mike and his wife, Dee, have two children, Matthew and Kate, and one grandchild, Eli.

Mike will assume his duties immediately but will not coach the Huskers in the upcoming bowl game as Interim Head Coach Barney Cotton will coach the team through the bowl.

Statement from Chancellor Harvey Perlman

“We have high expectations of the men and women who teach and coach our students and Mike Riley is an outstanding addition to our family. I want to welcome Mike and his family to Nebraska and thank Shawn Eichorst for his great efforts in bringing Mike to Lincoln.”

Statement from Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst:

“There was one coach who fit all the characteristics that I was seeking to lead our tradition rich football program. Mike Riley has a proven record of success, a sound approach to football and teaching, an understanding of the educational mission of our university and the integrity and values that we cherish at Nebraska. I have no doubt that Mike will assemble a tremendous staff and lead our student-athletes to win Big Ten titles and compete for national championships in the years ahead.”

Statement from Mike Riley:

“It is truly an honor to join the University of Nebraska family. Though we love Corvallis and Oregon State, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to coach at one of the nation’s most storied football programs and I can’t wait to get started. My sincere thanks to Chancellor Perlman and Shawn Eichorst for their confidence in me and I look forward to becoming a part of the Nebraska family and building upon the great history and tradition.”

This story is courtesy of the University of Nebraska Media Relations Department. More at http://www.huskers.com

Hanover Football State Championship Game Replay Now Available

The Hanover Wildcats went 12-1 this season, with a trip to the 8-Man, Division I State Championship in Newton. While the Wildcats came up short to Central Plains, we congratulate the team on their success this season.

FM 95.5 KNDY was there in Newton for the State Championship game. We now have available for download the State Championship broadcast. You can find the link to the download below. We recommend a broadband internet connection, as the file is almost 103 MB in size.

NCKL All-League Football Selections Announced

NCKL – 2014 All League Offense

Bailey Fitzgeralds – Jr – OL
Harley Hazlett – Jr – QB
Tanner Hoekman – Sr – RB

Blake Atkinson – Sr – OL
Jason Zook – Jr – OL
Robert Steck – Jr – RB

Clay Center
Austin Last – Sr – OL
Ricky Huse – Sr – RB
Brady Hammel – Sr. – Punter

Stefan Guevara – Sr – OL
Drake Hake – Sr – RB

Dylan Besthorn – Sr – OL
Kyler Alderson – Sr – QB

Honorable Mention

Zach Barbieri – Sr – TE
Eli Lahr – Sr – Punter
Andy Tope – Jr – OL
Wyatt Youtsey – Sr – OL

Colton Rudolph – Sr – Rec

Caleb Strait – Sr – OL

Cody Svoboda – Sr – OL

Anthony Gamino – Jr – Rec
Colton Hitch – Sr – OL
Eli Miller – Sr – OL
Wyatt Totten – Sr – Rec

NCKL – 2014 All League Defense

Colton Mills – Sr – LB
Tanner Hoekman – Sr – LB
Dalton Goodwin – Sr – DB

Blake Atkinson – Sr – DL
Jason Zook – Jr – DL

Clay Center
Gabe Ware – Jr – LB

Colby Trost – Jr – LB
Zach Kyle – Sr – DB
Logan Higbee – Jr – Kicker

Cody Svoboda – Sr – LB

Trey Cohorst – Sr – LB
Wyatt Totten – Sr – DB
Kasey Feyh – Jr – DL

Honorable Mention

Trey Bender – Jr – DB
Jovany Garcia – Jr – DL
Reggie Koop – Sr – LB

Chris Blatt – Jr – DB
Eion Jackson – Sr – DE

Clay Center
Brady Hammel – Sr – LB
Ricky Huse – Sr – DB
Austin Last – Sr – DL
Evan Standlea – Jr – DL
Tyler Young – Jr – DB

Ethan Bechard – Jr – DB
Gage Canfield – Sr – DL
Shea Crum – Sr – LB

Dylan Besthorn – Sr – DL
Shawn Burns – Sr – LB
Dalton Carly – Sr – DB

NCKL All-League Volleyball Team Announced

The North Central Kansas League announced their 2014 All-League Volleyball selections.

All League
Macy Franson – Clay Center
Macey Dieckmann – Clay Center
Jessica Hayes – Abilene
Emmalee Chrest – Wamego
True Mussetter – Wamego
MacK Edmundson – Clay Center
Lorren Williams – Clay Center
Cara Donley – Abilene
Jordan Eshbaugh – Concordia
Olivia Gassman – Abilene
Maddie Vontz – Wamego
Chloe Cudney – Marysville

Honorable Mention
Claire Cudney – Marysville
Claudia Hess – Abilene
Emmy Landis – Wamego
Daryan Weis – Chapman

REPLAY: Washington Co. at Marysville High School Football

The Washington County Tigers visited Homer Hanson Stadium on Friday, October 24th for a 3A District game against the Marysville Bulldogs. Hear the original KNDY Broadcast here, and look for the replay this week on KNDY XTRA.

The broadcast can be downloaded from our archive directory, just visit http://www.kndyradio.com/archive

KSHSAA Sub-State Volleyball Brackets Released

The Kansas State High School Activities Association released the sub-state volleyball tournament bracket for area high schools.


TOPEKA-HAYDENBobby Taul, Manager (1 Court)
Abilene, Ottawa, Topeka-Hayden, Wamego


CHAPMANClint Merritt, Manager (1 Court)
Chapman, Clay Center Community, Holton, St. George-Rock Creek

LARNEDDustin Wilson, Manager (1 Court)
Concordia, Hays-Thomas More Prep-Marian, Larned, Lindsborg-Smoky Valley


HIAWATHAKim Lillie, Manager (1 Court)
Atchison-Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Easton-Pleasant Ridge, Effingham-Atchison County Community, Hiawatha, Horton, Sabetha, Seneca-Nemaha Central, Wathena-Riverside

ST. MARY’SCourtney Johnson, Manager (2 Courts)
Council Grove, Marysville, Osage City, Oskaloosa, Riley County, Rossville, Silver Lake, St. Mary’s


WASHINGTON COUNTYScott Romeiser, Manager (1 Court)
Belleville-Republic County, Holton-Jackson Heights, Onaga, Troy, Valley Falls, Wakefield, Washington County, Winchester-Jefferson County North


BLUE RAPIDS-VALLEY HEIGHTSTony Trimble, Manager (1 Court)
Blue Rapids-Valley Heights, Centralia, Frankfort, Highland-Doniphan West, Leavenworth- Immaculata

HANOVERKim Lohse, Manager (1 Court)
Clyde-Clifton Clyde, Downs-Lakeside, Hanover, Mankato-Rock Hills, Osborne


RANDOLPH-BLUE VALLEYBridgett Henry, Manager (1 Court)
Axtell, Colony-Crest, Junction City-St. Xavier, Randolph-Blue Valley, Wetmore

SCANDIA-PIKE VALLEYGary Loring, Manager (1 Court)
Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton, Linn, Scandia-Pike Valley, Southern Cloud, Tescott

Twin Valley League Volleyball Report – Week #7

Team League Overall
Centralia 12-0 32-1
Washington County 11-1 28-3
Axtell 9-3 19-14
Valley Heights 9-3 20-11
Linn 7-5 22-10
Troy 6-6 13-16
Hanover 6-6 15-16
Frankfort 6-6 16-14
Clifton-Clyde 5-7 12-14
Blue Valley 2-10 5-25
Doniphan West 2-10 10-20
Onaga 2-10 9-21
Wetmore 1-11 6-25

Scores from October 14, 2014
*Linn def Axtell 25-22, 25-17
*Linn def Hanover 25-19, 25-21
Axtell def Hanover 21-25, 25-19, 25-21
*Wetmore def Doniphan West 25-12, 25-18
Centralia def Doniphan West 25-8, 25-7
*Centralia def Wetmore 25-11, 25-14
*Washington County def Valley Heights 25-15, 25-20
Washington County def Frankfort 25-11, 25-20
*Valley Heights def Frankfort 23-25, 25-17, 25-16
*Clifton-Clyde def Onaga 25-16, 25-12
Clifton-Clyde def Troy 25-20, 25-17
Troy def Blue Valley 25-18, 25-12
*Troy def Onaga 25-21, 25-21
*Blue Valley def Onaga 25-9, 18-25, 25-13
*Clifton-Clyde vs Blue Valley did not play
*denotes non-league match


Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wetmore Double Dual
Wetmore defeated Hiawatha 25-15, 22-25, 25-18
Wetmore defeated Hiawatha 25-23, 25-12

Troy Quad
Valley Falls def Troy 25-12, 25-15
Horton def Troy 25-12, 25-22
Jackson Heights def Troy 25-18, 25-20

Saturday, October 11
Marysville Tournament
Washington Coundy def Riley County 25-20, 25-15
Washington County def Sabetha 25-11, 25-18
Washington County def Republic Co 25-15, 25-21
Washington County def Royal Valley 25-16, 25-22
Valley Heights def Southern Cloud 25-14, 25-17
Nemaha Central def Valley Heights 12-25, 25-14, 25-17
Concordia def Valley Heights 25-18, 21-25, 25-16
Valley Heights def Marysville 14-25, 25-8, 25-18
Valley Heights def Hanover 25-12, 25-12
Hanover def Concordia 25-16, 25-13
Hanover def Marysville 25-23, 18-25, 25-19
Nemaha Central def Hanover 25-17, 25-9
Hanover def Southern Cloud 25-20, 26-24
Washington County def Concordia 25-20, 25-23


Saturday, October 18
Twin Valley League Tournament at Blue Valley

Saturday October 25
KSHSAA Substate Tournaments

at Valley Heights
Valley Heights, Centralia, Frankfort, Doniphan West

at Hanover
Hanover, Clifton-Clyde

at Randolph-Blue Valley
Blue Valley, Axtell, Wetmore

at Scandia-Pike Valley

at Washington County
Washington County, Onaga, Troy

Tennel Reaches 600 Win Milestone In Win Over Valley Heights

Centralia volleyball coach Kimbrook Tennel reached a milestone of 600 wins October 7th, as the Panthers improved to 30-1 this season winning over Valley Heights. Tennel is now 601-45, spanning a 39 year teaching and coaching career in Nemaha County.