Led by honorary coaches Terence Newman and Darren Sproles, Kansas State is set for the conclusion of its spring practices with the Purple/White Spring Game beginning at 1:10 p.m., Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Newman, a 2002 consensus All-American who is in his third season with the Cincinnati Bengals and 12th NFL season overall, and Sproles, a 2003 first team All-American who will begin his 10th NFL season in 2014 as a Philadelphia Eagle after being traded to the organization this offseason, headline a strong contingent of former Wildcats who will take part in Saturday’s spring game activities.
Tickets for the game are priced at $5 while children under the ages of two will be admitted at no charge. Football season ticket holders who renewed their season tickets prior to the March 28 early bird deadline were mailed two complimentary spring game tickets per account, while K-State students who order their student pass on iSIS prior to April 25 will be sent an email voucher to pick up a free ticket just outside Gate V prior to the game.
Gates to the stadium will open at 11:30 a.m., as fans can pick up the 2014 football poster at the open gates (M, P, R, V on the east side and B and D on the west side). General admission seating for the game will be open in sections 1-9 on the west side and 20-28 on the east side. Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium early for the announcement of the 2014 team captains as well as a special presentation at 1 p.m.
Fans who are unable to attend the game can watch live on K-StateHD.TV or listen on the K-State Sports Network and SiriusXM channel 85. The 14 K-State Sports Network affiliates who will carry the spring game are listed below. A special Purple/White pregame show will open the broadcast at 12:45 p.m., as the Voice of the Wildcats, Wyatt Thompson, and former K-State quarterback Stan Weber will call the action with Matt Walters providing updates from the sidelines.
The weekend will get underway Friday with the annual Powercat Auction in Bramlage Coliseum. For more information, visit www.AhearnFund.com/events/auction.
Kansas State opens the 2014 season on Saturday, August 30, against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The contest against the Lumberjacks is the first of seven home games that is highlighted by a nationally-televised contest against Auburn on Thursday, September 18, as well as Big 12 foes Texas Tech, Texas, Oklahoma State and Kansas.
The priority deadline for season tickets is this Friday, April 25, while single-game tickets, if available, go on sale on Wednesday, June 11. To order tickets, fans can contact the K-State Athletics Ticket office online at www.k-statesports.com/tickets, by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or inside the main ticket office in Bramlage Coliseum.