FRISCO, Tex. - Often, Kansas State football is picked in the bottom half of the Big 12 Conference, only to finish much higher by the end of the year.
Well, in 2017, KSU has preseason expectations. The Wildcats are picked third in a stacked Big 12 this year.
But K-State has been making news off the field this offseason, with left tackle Scott Frantz announcing that he's gay.
"He wanted to do it for the right reasons," said head coach Bill Snyder, speaking of Frantz's announcement. "What he wanted to do was help others, #1. And #2 he wanted the opportunity to feel free to live his life."
Also, Snyder was diagnosed and treated for cancer earlier this season. Yet the 77-year-old enters his 26th season at Kansas State.
"The recovery is ongoing quite obviously. But I'm doing fine, getting around fine. I don't have any issues right now," said Snyder. "Other than trying to prepare for the season, and that's an ongoing issue."