Let's start by congratulating Deb Patterson and the K-State women's basketball
team for their win over Marist in New York last night which improves the Wildcats'
record to 9-3 on the year. Coach Patterson's charges return home to open Big 12
play against defending NCAA champion Texas A&M next Wednesday, January 4,
at a special start time of 5:30 p.m. A Wildcat Weekday 4-Pack, which includes
four tickets, four concession vouchers for chips, drinks and a hot dog, is
available for as little as $30 - come out and support the Cats!
On the Road at Christmastime
I hope that K-Staters everywhere have had a happy and safe holiday season.
The Currie family had the good fortune to roll out to Colorado for a few days
over Christmas. We drove back on Tuesday, December 27, which happened to be a
beautiful sunny day. Anytime I make that drive, passing through great Kansas
towns like Goodland, Colby, Hays, Russell, etc, I love seeing the crop fields,
elevators, oil rigs, corrals and now windmills that cover the landscape - all
representing the hard work and productivity of the people of our state. I also
think about the many, many hours K-State's great fans spend on the road coming
to Manhattan to support the Cats throughout the year!
It has been a great weekend to be a Wildcat with big wins by our women's
volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball and football teams - including
Coach Fritz's squad's upset of No. 2 Nebraska (to advance to the NCAA
volleyball Sweet 16), and Coach Snyder's football charges capturing their 10th
win of the season over Iowa State on senior day. Thanks to all the fans that
braved the weather conditions on Saturday - you made a big difference, as you
have all season, in yet another courageous win by our student-athletes!
Good morning Wildcats,
Last week, the Big 12 Conference family suffered a terrible loss when
Oklahoma State head women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant
coach Miranda Serna died in a plane accident while returning from a
recruiting trip. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with their
families as well as the entire Oklahoma State community during these
tough circumstances. Memorial services were held yesterday in Stillwater
with Coach Deb Patterson and Associate Athletics Director Chad Weiberg
making the trip down to represent Kansas State University and pay their
As we head into the Thanksgiving holidays, it has been a very busy yet exciting month around the department.
Good Morning K-State Nation!
Now that we're well into November and it seems that there is a K-State
athletic event almost every day, I am reminded each day how lucky I am
to be your Athletics Director. Remember that this month is also critical
for our student-athletes as they complete term assignments and get
ready for December's final exams.
From the Mailbag...
This morning I want to share with you a few emails I received earlier this week. The first is going to make you proud.