Saturday, October 29, 2011

KSU vs. Oklahoma - Football

     Today the Oklahoma Sooners came to Manhattan after suffering their first loss of the season last week against Texas Tech. K-State came into the game undefeated, and ranked higher than OU in the BCS standings, but were still the underdogs.
     After a close first half, the Sooners came out in the second half and held KSU scoreless, while racking up just shy of 700 yards of offense for the game. The final score was, 58-17, leaving the Wildcats with their first loss of the season.
     The road does not ease up on K-State as they travel to Stillwater, OK next Saturday to face the No. 3 team in the country, the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
     Below are images from today's game.

Wildcat tight end, Travis Tannahill, gets upended by two Oklahoma defenders during the second half of Saturday's game in Manhattan. The Sooners pulled away in the second half and won, 58-17, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
Oklahoma defenders jump with their hands in the air trying to block a first half field goal attempt by the Wildcats. After a closely played first half, the Sooners pulled away in the second half, winning, 58-17.
Before Saturday's game between K-State and Oklahoma began, the two teams needed to be separated after a mild scuffle broke out. 
K-State receiver, Chris Harper, attempts to catch a touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone during Saturday's, 58-17, defeat to the Oklahoma Sooners. The Wildcats did not score the entire second half.
K-State linebacker, Arthur Brown, dives to tackle Oklahoma receiver, Trey Franks, during Saturday's game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Oklahoma quarterback, Landry Jones, right, celebrates with Sooner fullback, Trey Millard, after Millard broke a long touchdown run in the second half of Saturday's, 58-17, victory over K-State.
Wildcat receiver, Chris Harper, draws a pass interference call on Oklahoma linebacker, Tony Jefferson, during Saturday's game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Current Green Bay Packer receiver, and former K-State All-American, Jordy Nelson, talks to fans at Saturday's game against Oklahoma.
Kansas State cheerleaders.
Wildcat quarterback, Collin Klein, is sandwiched by Oklahoma defenders during the second half of Saturday's game. K-State could not stop the Sooner defense, and could not score in the second half, and fell to the Sooners, 58-17.
After the Sooners defeated the Wildcats, 58-17, Saturday in Manhattan, Sooners head coach, Bob Stoops, meets his former boss, K-State head coach, Bill Snyder, at midfield.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

     Last night Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real played an amazing show at McCain Auditorium. I was first introduced to this band at Farm Aid in Kansas City earlier this summer. The band is led by singer and exceptional guitarist, Lukas Nelson, son of country music legend, Willie Nelson. I was given access to the band shortly after they arrived in Manhattan, and was able to photograph the band during sound check. I met all four members of the band, and all of them were very nice and down to earth. After the concert, I met up with them again, and shockingly, they remembered my name and thanked me for photographing the band and supporting them. I would have been at this show regardless of photographic access or not, as I am a big fan of the band. They played an electrifying set and left all who attended buzzing afterward.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real play a show inside McCain Auditorium Tuesday night that ended with a long jam session by the band. The concert was part of the McCain Performance Series.
Lukas Nelson
Lukas Nelson plays his Fender Stratocaster by plucking the strings with his teeth during part of Tuesday nights performance at McCain Auditorium.
Bass player for Promise of the Real, Corey McCormick, plays basketball backstage after a sound check in McCain Auditorium yesterday afternoon.
Promise of the Real drummer, Anthony LoGerfo, plays during sound check a few hours before their performance at McCain Auditorium last night.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real do a sound check inside McCain Auditorium Tuesday afternoon. The band is headed by Lukas Nelson, who is the son of country music legend, Willie Nelson.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real pose for a picture after doing sound check at McC

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunflower Showdown - KSU vs. KU - Football

     Today I traveled 90 minutes east on I-70 to the wonderful city of Lawrence to photograph the "Sunflower Showdown." K-State came into the game ranked 11th in the latest BCS polls, and the Kansas Jayhawks have been struggling. From start to finish, the Wildcats took care of the Jayhawks quite easily. I have been to Lawrence many, many times, but today was my first time inside of Memorial Stadium. I was really surprised by the lack of attendance, and how there were seemingly more K-State fans than KU. The final score was, 59-21, in favor of K-State, and the Wildcats remain undefeated at, 7-0. Next weekend Oklahoma comes to Manhattan for a tough game. (Although, as I write this OU is currently losing late in the 4th quarter)

Quarterback, Collin Klein, celebrates with his Wildcat teammates after scoring a rushing touchdown Saturday in Lawrence against Kansas.
K-State fullback, Braden Wilson, helps plow a running lane for quarterback, Collin Klein, to run through Saturday in Lawrence.
After catching a pass, freshman receiver, Tyler Lockett, runs for more yards, resulting in a 48-yard pass play that left one second on the clock in the first half. The Wildcats successfully kicked a field goal on the next play.
K-State head football coach, Bill Snyder, talks to a game officials during the first half of Saturday's game in Lawrence. Behind the leadership of Snyder, the Wildcats beat Kansas, 59-21, and are off to a 7-0 start.
K-State quarterback, Collin Klein, reads the Kansas defense and hands the ball off to running back, John Hubert, during Saturday's game in Lawrence. Hubert ran for 92 yards and a touchdown, helping the Wildcats beat the Jayhawks, 59-21.
Memorial Stadium had many empty seats throughout the stands on Saturday for the football game between Kansas and K-State.
Wildcat quarterback, Collin Klein, follows a block and runs for positive yardage Saturday in Lawrence against Kansas. Klein ran for 92 yards and four touchdowns on the day.
Many fans and spectators watched Saturday's game between KU and K-State from outside of Memorial Stadium on a hill. K-State won the game, 59-21.
Wildcat receiver, Tramaine Thompson, hauls in a 29-yard reception in the second quarter of Saturday's game against KU in Lawrence. K-State quarterback, Collin Klein, scored a rushing touchdown on the next play.
A Kansas fan sits alone inside Memorial Stadium Saturday as K-State took care of the Jayhawks with a lopsided, 59-21, victory.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

KSU vs. Baylor - Football

     What a great game today at Bill Snyder Family Stadium! The 15th-ranked Baylor Bears came to Manhattan and took on the Wildcats in what was a very exciting game. The score was close throughout, but a couple of late scores and a defensive stand by K-State gave them the, 36-35, upset. The Wildcats are 4-0 on the season and should be ranked nationally when the new polls come out tomorrow.

Baylor quarterback and early season Heisman Trophy candidate, Robert Griffin III, walks off of the field after K-State stopped the Bears on a fourth down attempt late in the fourth quarter. After trailing at the beginning of the fourth quarter, two late scores and a defensive stand led the Wildcats to a, 36-35, upset of the 15th ranked team in the country, and maintain their undefeated record for the season.
A K-State baton twirler performs to the crowd at Bill Snyder Family Stadium prior to Saturday's game against Baylor.
Saturday was "Fort Riley Day" at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Members of the armed forces carried flags of all branches represented at Fort Riley onto the field prior to kickoff.
The referee at Saturday's football game against Baylor listens to the replay officials through a headset in the second half. Several plays were challenged and reviewed throughout the game, but when the final score was posted, the Wildcats prevailed, 36-35.
K-State linebacker, Arthur Brown, tackles Baylor quarterback, Robert Griffin III, for a loss late in the fourth quarter Saturday. Brown finished the game with a team high eight tackles, one and a half sacks, and a critical interception late in the game.
K-State students cheer on the Wildcats from the student section of Bill Snyder Family Stadium late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Baylor. The Wildcats trailed at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but scored late and with a late defensive stand K-State won, 36-35.
K-State head football coach, Bill Snyder, right, shakes the hand of Baylor head coach, Art Briles, after the Wildcats beat the Bears, 36-35, Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The K-State football team runs off of the field as a unit after beating the Baylor Bears, 36-35, in a game that was close throughout. The Wildcats are undefeated at 4-0 on the season.

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