August 17, 2012
K-State was one of six Big 12 teams in the poll – tied for the most by a single conference – as the Wildcats joined West Virginia (11th), Texas (15th), Oklahoma State (19th) and TCU (20th) in the initial AP survey.
The Wildcats return 17 starters – the most since 2006 – and 42 total lettermen from last year’s 10-3 squad that finished second in the Big 12 and earned a berth into the AT&T Cotton Bowl. Of those 17 starters, eight are on offense and six on defense, while K-State also has its kicker, punter and long snapper back for 2012.
Kansas State will open its doors to the public on Saturday as the Wildcats host Fall Football Kickoff beginning at 5 p.m., at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The public is asked to park on the west side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium and enter through Gates C and D for the event, which is free to the public.
Fans can watch the final hour of practice from seats in Sections 1-9 before head coach Bill Snyder and team captains address the crowd. Fans will then be able to participate in a one-hour autograph session on the field with all players and coaches.