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Sources: Kansas State coach Bill Snyder receiving treatment for health issue

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder talks with his players before an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Manhattan, Kan. The Big 12âs oldest coach is about to meet the youngest. Kansas State’s Bill Snyder, 78, became just the seventh coach in FBS history to coach at least 300 games at one school earlier this season, and a win Saturday at Iowa State would give him 198 career victories, good for 25th all time. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder talks with his players before an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Manhattan, Kan. The Big 12âs oldest coach is about to meet the youngest. Kansas State’s Bill Snyder, 78, became just the seventh coach in FBS history to coach at least 300 games at one school earlier this season, and a win Saturday at Iowa State would give him 198 career victories, good for 25th all time. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File) AP

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder has received treatments at a Kansas City hospital for an undisclosed health issue, two sources with knowledge of the situation told The Eagle.

The severity of the health issue is unknown, but he has responded well to treatment thus far and hopes to coach the Wildcats during spring practices, according to one of the sources.

Postgame press conference with head coach Bill Snyder. Snyder picked up his 200th win on Saturday and is only one of three active coaches with 200 wins.

Snyder, 77, just completed his 25th season with the Wildcats, the ninth season of his second tenure as K-State’s coach. It is not known when Snyder made the visits, but they have been since the end of the season, according to the sources.

K-State athletic director John Currie did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Tim Fitzgerald of GoPowercat.com reported Friday that Snyder recently “has been receiving treatment at a Kansas City medical facility for a serious, but very treatable health issue that GPC is choosing to not identify at this time.”

Snyder has missed some work days to address his health, the sources said. He also been absent from recent home K-State basketball games, including Monday’s contest against Kansas, which he usually attends during the offseason. He addressed reporters at a football signing day news conference last week.

Last season, Snyder surpassed the 200-victory milestone and owns a 202-105-1 career record. The Wildcats capped their most reason season with a 9-4 record and a victory over Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl.

Speculation that Snyder might retire after the 2015 season grew to a point that a news release was issued in January 2016 that he was returning.

The K-State athletic department has no plans to issue a similar statement this offseason, as Snyder has given no indication he plans to retire and is expected to return.

Snyder signed a contract extension in 2013, a five-year rollover and guarantees a position in athletic administration upon his retirement.

KSU players and alums share memories, praise and gratitude for Coach Bill Snyder on the final game of the regular season, a 24-23 victory over West Virginia. (Dec. 7, 2015)

Contributing: Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star

Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett

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