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This Week in K-State Athletics | Sports Extra Update

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September 10, 2013
By Kelly McHugh

From K-State football's 48-27 win over Louisiana Lafayette, to the volleyball team taking first place in the K-State Invitational, to tennis celebrating the opening of the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium and the cross country women bringing home first place in the J.K. Gold Classic, it was a very exciting weekend for K-State Athletics.

The week ahead is also a week fans can look forward to, as it is full of excitement and events beginning tonight with K-State Volleyball taking on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at 6 pm in Ahearn Field House.

Wildcat Football Events and Info:
For fans interested in checking out the new West Stadium Center, an open tour will be held at the new 215,000 square foot facility on Friday evening from 6-8pm.

Parking will be available on the west side of the facility and the tour will begin at Gate B. For more information about this event, you can click here.

K-State football closes its nonconference slate on Saturday evening against the University of Massachusetts in Bill Snyder Family Stadium at 6 pm.

It's the Wildcats' last home game before taking the road for both Texas (Sept. 21 at 7 pm at Texas Memorial Stadium Stadium, aired on ABC) and Oklahoma State (Oct. 5 at Boone Pickens Stadium Stadium, time/network TBA), and while the game is sold out, a limited number of standing-room-only tickets on the Northeast Hill of the stadium are still available.

Congratulations goes out to senior wide receiver/kick returner Tramaine Thompson this week, as he was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week following a solid performance in K-State's win over Louisiana on Saturday evening, the conference announced on Monday morning.

Thompson, who totaled 234 all-purpose yards against the Ragin' Cajuns, was also named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll after returning the second-half opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown before taking a punt 79 yards tot the Louisiana three-yard line to set up a Jake Waters rushing touchdown. Thompson, who was on the preseason watch list for the Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player, also caught two passes for 46 yards.

With his kickoff-return touchdown, Thompson joined an exclusive club in K-State history as he became just the third player with touchdowns via a rush, reception, punt return and kickoff return (Mack Herron and Yamon Figurs). 

The Big 12 honor was the first of Thompson's career, while K-State has a conference-leading 19 Big 12 Players of the Week since the beginning of the 2011 season, including 10 on special teams.

Men's Basketball To Host Select-A-Seat Event Saturday:
Fans interested in purchasing 2013-14 men's basketball season tickets for the defending Big 12 champions can check out seating options during a Select-A-Seat event from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday in Bramlage Coliseum.

The Select-A-Seat event is free and open to the public. Tags will be placed on available seat locations, and fans who purchase their season tickets during the hour-long event will have the opportunity to have a 2013-14 schedule poster signed by the team at the end of the event. Current season-ticket holders are also invited to attend to upgrade their existing seats or add additional tickets to their account.