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Kansas State University announced plans to upgrade facilities for each of its 16 sports programs.

The $230 million-plus master plan was unveiled by Athletic Director Gene Taylor on Friday. The school said the projects will be financed through private donations.

The largest of the projects is an $85 million renovation of Bramlage Coliseum, the university's 30-year-old basketball stadium. This project will include a new grand entry and ticket office, along with space for a K-State athletics hall of fame.

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Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder will be back on the sideline next season.

Snyder, 78, had been mulling his future since the Wildcats beat UCLA in the Cactus Bowl last week. Snyder ultimately announced in a brief statement Tuesday that he would return, ending speculation that he might retire for a second time.

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The four-lane road that connects Manhattan, Kansas, and I-70 is wider and busier now than it was when Bill Snyder took over as Kansas State’s football coach in 1989.

So much so that it’s named after Snyder, who has more than 200 wins at K-State, making him only the sixth person to do that with one football program.

Snyder is 78, the oldest coach in the top division of college football. And while his 26th season with the team ended Tuesday with a 35-17 win over UCLA in the Cactus Bowl, he says he isn’t sure whether he’ll return next season.

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In the ongoing struggle on college campuses for LGBT equality and acceptance, Kansas State University is an unexpected leader.

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The FBI is now investigating an incident at Kansas State University this week as a hate crime. Racist slurs and threats were found scrawled on a car near campus. K-State president Richard Myers says the university is taking steps to ensure safety and security.

In a statement, Myers says K-State police will increase patrols on campus, and the university will review to see if it needs to add security cameras.

Myers says the graffiti should not “be allowed to create a culture of fear and divisiveness.” It’s just the latest racially charged incident to rock K-State.

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A couple from northern Kansas have donated 2,300 acres (930.8 hectares) of farmland for Kansas State University to develop a research farm to study sustainable agricultural practices.

The Salina Journal reports that Alton residents Harold and Olympia Lonsinger's donation will be dedicated at a ceremony Wednesday.

Harold Lonsinger graduated from the university in 1956 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He says he hopes the university's research will help protect and preserve natural resources.

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What's the best college campus in Kansas for LBGTQ students?

Many might guess the University of Kansas in Lawrence, long considered a progressive bastion, but according to CollegeChoice.net, the best bet for LGBTQ students in Kansas is in Manhattan, at Kansas State University.

K-State ranked as the 45th best choice in the country.

K-State Wins Grant To Cover Uninsured Children

Jun 13, 2016
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Kansas State University has been awarded a federal grant to help get more eligible children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. The “Connecting Kids to Coverage” grant is almost a million dollars.

K-State plans to target Latino and immigrant children in four rural counties in the state. They’ll use bilingual ambassadors to help enroll kids at schools and health centers.

The Kansas grant is part of $32 million provided through a recently enacted bill to reauthorize Medicaid and CHIP.