Good Morning K-State Nation!
On a beautiful snowy December
morning let me start by saluting the road crew in the city of
Manhattan. Mrs. Currie is grateful that you got the plows out extra
early all over town so the USD 383 schools could open on time (and get
the kids out of the house)! And speaking of "behind the scenes" folks
working hard, hats off to the Bramlage Coliseum event staff - in 48
hours beginning this past Friday evening and concluding Sunday night the
staff went all out to host six K-State graduation ceremonies and two
Of course among those several thousand K-State
students receiving undergraduate and advanced degrees were 38
student-athletes who proudly walked across the stage at Bramlage
Coliseum last weekend. We had a fun group with lots of proud parents
and family members at our student-athlete graduation reception last
Friday night where we also presented each senior with their K-State
Athletics Varsity Ring. Graduation is a great reminder that a
fundamental objective of our goal of a World-Class Student-Athlete
Experience is to provide all 450-plus of our student-athletes with the
resources and opportunities to earn their degrees. We have had a
terrific fall here at K-State, and I am so proud of our coaches, staff
and student-athletes for their continued hard work and focus as we build
a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program.
Let's get right to today's update beginning with a football and bowl update.