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A Look Back at an Exciting Wildcat Weekend

May 18, 2015
By Kelly McHugh/K-State Athletics Communications

It was a busy weekend for K-State Athletics! 

K-State Celebrates Graduation of 44 Student-Athletes

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K-State Football's Marquel Bryant graduates from Kansas State University on May 16, 2015.

May 17, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Forty-four K-State student-athletes walked across the stage at various graduation ceremonies taking place throughout the day on the Kansas State campus on Saturday.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - May 16

Good Afternoon K-State Nation,

A jam-packed weekend began in fine fashion on Friday highlighted by another Big 12 title from junior Sara Saratovic, her third straight in the hammer throw, an 11-0 baseball win over KU in Lawrence and a special evening graduation reception and senior ring ceremony for the 44 current and former student-athletes who will receive their K-State degrees at commencement activities today.  Our Academic Learning Center staff does a terrific job of creating this special recognition for our student-athletes and their friends and family, and it has become an important tradition befitting our commitment to A World-Class Student-Athlete Experience.  In addition to great food, fellowship and lots of picture taking, each graduate was presented with their senior K-State Athletics ring followed by Stanton Weber (who will compete this fall as a post-graduate student) giving a great address on behalf of all our graduates.  It is always meaningful to see the pride of our families in attendance and in itself is a great reminder to all of us that, while it is easy to get caught up in the thrills and emotion of competitions and wins and losses, our top priority is to provide all of our student-athletes with a world-class experience and all of the tools and resources they need to be successful in life.  On behalf of our entire athletics department and university community, I would like to congratulate these 44 student-athletes on officially becoming K-State graduates!

We also had a very special guest on campus earlier this week as Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby visited Manhattan on Wednesday and Thursday.  During his visit he and President Schulz met with our head coaches, spoke at our all-staff meeting in Bramlage and toured our facilities, including the new Vanier Football Complex construction and our K-StateHD.TV production facilities.  Commissioner Bowlsby is a tremendous leader for our conference, and we are fortunate to have him leading the way as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics.

High Fives and Family Time

May 16, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

If you had the opportunity to go to a K-State baseball game this year, you probably took notice of Colten Tadtman. Keeping busy from the first inning to the last, this eight-year-old had a very important job.

Baseball Concludes Big 12 Slate with Sunflower Showdown

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K-State's Nate Griep celebrates his complete game shut out with Tyler Moore after the game against Oklahoma at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on May 8, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 15, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State baseball team (24-27, 8-13 Big 12) is headed to Lawrence, Kansas, to take on the Kansas Jayhawks (22-30, 7-13 Big 12) in a three-game series beginning tonight at 6 p.m., in Hoglund Ballpark. 

Mitchell Off to Speedy Start at K-State

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K-State's A'Keyla Mitchell competes in the women's 60 meter dash during the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center in Ames, Iowa on February 27, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 14, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

You just don't do what A'Keyla Mitchell has done in her first year at K-State... you just don't. 

K-State Sports Extra Q&A With Meggie Murray

May 12, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Every month, K-State Sports Extra features a new student-athlete in its monthly Q&A special. This month's featured student-athlete is rowing senior Meggie Murray from Overland Park, Kansas. 

Green Travels West for NCAA Regional

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K-State's Matt Green hits a tee shot during the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship at Southern Hills Golf Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 27, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 12, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

After spending the entire day on Monday taking final exams, K-State men's golf sophomore Matt Green is now headed to Rancho Santa Fe, California, where he will represent the Wildcats as an individual at this year's NCAA San Diego Men's Golf Regional.

Savatovic Looks For Fifth Consecutive Big 12 Title

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K-State's Sara Savatovic competes in the women's hammer throw during the Kansas Relays at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kansas on April 17, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 11, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Sara Savatovic has been waiting for quite some time to break the K-State track and field hammer throw record.  

K-State Soccer Breaks Ground on Future Home

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K-State Athletics breaks ground at the new soccer complex in Manhattan, Kansas on May 9, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 10, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Yesterday marked a very special day for the future of K-State women's soccer.