MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Sitting inside the massive suites overlooking the west side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor gazed out the windows and couldnt help but smile.
The Wildcats were halfway into a second consecutive rout to begin Chris Kliemans tenure as the football coach. The stands were once again full despite the heat, any thought of fan apathy following the retirement of long-time coach Bill Snyder evaporating into the afternoon sky.
And after the school announced more than $100 million in facility upgrades, Taylor could look to his right and envision what the south end zone of the football stadium will look like. He could look across the field to where the new practice facility will go.
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