Good afternoon K-State Nation!
Greetings from the West Stadium
Center! Kick-off is just a few hours away - who could have predicted
that our home finale on November 29 would have offered perhaps the best
gameday weather of the season. I even snuck in one more game-morning
bike ride and good-luck cup of coffee at Radina's while checking out the
tallest Christmas tree in Kansas (65-foot) downtown at Blue Earth Plaza
- Manhattan's newest tradition. I trust everyone enjoyed a safe and
happy Thanksgiving with their families and friends.
football (3 p.m., FOX Sports 1) and volleyball (8 p.m., K-StateHD.TV)
contests will mark the final home appearances for two outstanding senior
classes. Please be in your seats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for
football senior pregame senior ceremonies and stay late in Ahearn for
the volleyball recognitions which will take place after the match. I am
proud of both sets of seniors who have led their squads into contention
for top-three Big 12 finishes and postseason opportunities, so let's
give them an extra loud home field/court advantage today!
seniors also performed well in the classroom as both the football and
volleyball teams set the standard this fall for academic achievement.
Recently, the football team recorded a school-record 29 student-athletes
on the Academic All-Big 12 squad - the most by any Big 12 school since
2001, and 20 were recognized as first-team selections. In volleyball,
Coach Fritz's squad has regularly been among the leaders in academic
success, and a total of six student-athletes earned Academic All-Big 12
honors. K-State continues to be a national leader in the classroom, and I
am so proud of all of our student-athletes for their continued hard
work and success.