Unlike in its creampuff past, Kansas State is adding some Power Five meat to its future slates. Sort of.
Thursday, K-State announced that it has reached agreements on future home-and-home series with Colorado and Washington State.
The series against the Buffaloes will be played in 2027 and 2028. CU will play host to KSU Sept. 18, 2027, with the Wildcats returning the favor in Manhattan Sept. 16, 2028.
As for the series with Wazzu, the first game is scheduled to be played in Manhattan, Kan., Sept. 12, 2026, with the return contest Sept. 8, 2029 in Pullman.
“Kansas State joins Wisconsin as a Power 5 opponent that our fans can look forward to seeing in Martin Stadium,” said WSU athletic director Bill Moos in a statement. “Additionally, Boise State and BYU provide future regional home matchups which should be very appealing to our fan base.”
The 2026 Cougars-Wildcats game will be the first-ever meeting in football between the two programs.
The Wildcats’ series with the Buffaloes will be a renewal of an old Big 7/8/12 rivalry that was contested 66 times before the Buffs’ move to the Pac-12. Those teams first met in 1912, with the last meeting coming in 2010. CU owns a 45-20-1 edge in the series.