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K-State football adds Colorado, Washington State to future non-con slate

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Ed: We're having a day at BotC headquarters, a place that may or may not exist. Consider this today's K-State Slate.

Kansas State University Athletic Director John Currie announced K-State football will play two games each against Colorado and Washington State in the future.

The first of the announced games won't be for another decade, however. The Wildcats will host Washington State on Sept. 12, 2026, then go to Boulder to play Colorado on Sept. 18, 2027, host Colorado on Sept. 16, 2028, and make the trip to Pullman, Wash., on Sept. 8, 2029. Currie announced the scheduling agreements with the PAC-12 members in an email letter to K-State fans Thursday afternoon.

With the games all at least a decade away, it is improbable that any of the current head coaches will still be in those positions, but Washington State is currently led by Mike Leach, the pirate who formerly coached Big 12 rival Texas Tech, while Mike MacIntyre coaches Colorado.

The games against Colorado are the first scheduled football games for K-State against a former Big 12 member. Colorado moved to the PAC-12 between the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Kansas State is 20-45-1 all time against Colorado.

The scheduling agreements give the Wildcats a non-conference opponent from a Power 5 conference every year but two from now until 2029. K-State plays Stanford this year and in 2021, Vanderbilt in 2017 and 2020, Mississippi State in 2018 and 2019, and Arizona in 2024 and 2025. 2022 and 2023 are the only seasons in that period without a Power 5 opponent on the schedule yet.

The schedule revealed by Currie also includes games against the Presbyterian Blue Hose in 2019 and Abilene Christian Wildcats in 2022. Presbyterian plays in the FCS Big South Conference. Abilene Christian plays in the FCS Southland Conference.