With athletic competitions starting on Thanksgiving Day in 1893, helped to pave the way for the Kansas State Wildcats! As years continued on, the Wildcats would compete on the highest level in College Athletics, and compete successfully!
Despite some shining moments in the 1920s and 1930s, by 1989 the school was statistically the worst program in NCAA Division I Football with a record of 299-509-41. Fortunes changed in 1989, when the athletic department hired Bill Snyder as head coach. Success and high rankings followed, culminating in a #1 national ranking during the 1998 season and a Big 12 Conference championship in 2003. Between the years of 1993 and 2003, Snyder's teams went 109-29-1 and attended eleven straight bowl