Derek Smith


A lifelong fan of K-State football, Derek joined the BOTC staff in 2012. Born into a family of Wildcat fans, his first sports memory is watching the 1993 Copper Bowl. He is a firm believer that the 2003 Big 12 Championship was the most perfect game in the history of sports. He lives in Manhattan, KS.


The Baylor Bears Preview

Today is the first of 12 remaining Saturdays without K-State football. To help you cope, Derek has cobbled together a look at each of the Wildcats 12 games in 2014. This week, we take a look at the...

Daniel Sams: The Interview Outtakes

Here it is folks. The outtakes of the Daniel Sams interview, including his favorite moments, his favorite play and the story behind the high-step.

Daniel Sams: The BOTC Interview

Departing K-State star Daniel Sams speaks with Derek Smith about what makes his body move that way, being at the center of a quarterback battle, coming to a hard decision and his place in the...

Grant Robbins Named Men's Golf Coach at K-State


Former Memphis Tigers coach Grant Robbins was named as the new K-State men's golf coach on Sunday. Robbins' is a 15 year coaching veteran and his 2012 Memphis squad captured the Conference USA title.

Daniel Sams to transfer

It was always a maybe. Now it's official. But #LiFE must go on.

Spring is too early to panic

It wasn't pretty. It wasn't flashy. The replay has been submitted for FDA approval as a non-habit forming sleep aid. It's April and it's Bill Snyder, so we really don't know anything. But let's...

The true(ish) origin of Fake Patty's Day

If you've ever wondered, and I think you just may, About events that brought on the Fake Patty's Day Then click here and read this. You'll have a good time As long as you don't mind reading in...

Happy 92nd birthday to coaching legend Tex Winter


Yesterday was Tex Winter's birthday. He's 92. You should all send him a birthday card.

Alex Delton Highlights


In case you weren't aware, this is what we're getting.

College Basketball: Kansas State vs. Texas Tech: SPRADMUSCLES


That's what K-State defense looks like. Too bad we're losing.

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