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Lockett Hears Name Called in Third Round

May 2, 2015

Tyler Lockett received a very special phone call yesterday evening.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - April 30

Good Evening K-State Nation,

Congratulations and thanks are in order to the K-State Nation for turning out in record fashion last weekend in Kansas City for our spring football game despite the chilly and rainy weather.  I apologize for not being in attendance as my family and I were in North Carolina following the passing of my father last week.  I have heard great things about the day from President Schulz and our staff.  I've also spoken with a number of student-athletes since Saturday, and all were appreciative of the unique opportunity they had to play in Sporting Park and were excited to run out of the tunnel before a packed house of 17,000-plus fans. Thank you!

And speaking of football excitement, we are tracking toward extending our consecutive sellout streak to 27 games in 2015 as our renewal rate for football season tickets is currently beyond 97 percent - even better than last year's final figures!  Appointment times for seat assignments and upgrades will be sent out by email next week, and we look forward to another exciting season beginning with South Dakota at 6:10 p.m. on September 5.

It is great to be back home in Manhattan, and we have had a busy week in the office.  In addition to catching up on paperwork I have done several exit interviews with graduating student-athletes in multiple sports.  It is great to get a first-hand perspective on their view of their experience and their evaluation of our progress toward our goal of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program - as well as ideas for improvement.

I also had a nice visit with B.J. Finney at the end of today as he stopped by the compliance office to pick up his last check from Ms. Vera.  We wish B.J., Tyler and our other graduated football student-athletes the best of luck as the NFL Draft gets started tonight!

And now, let's get to some updates from around the department.

Bat Cats Happy to be Home

K-State's Danny Krause, Max Brown and Clayton Dalrymple wait through a pitching change against Wichita State at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 14, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

May 1, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

It's been a long and crazy week, but the Wildcat baseball team (21-23, 7-11 Big 12) is glad to be back in the Little Apple. 

Continuing a stretch of six straight non-conference games that began earlier this week at Minnesota, the Wildcats will return home to Tointon Family Stadium tonight with the first of a three-game series against Arkansas State (18-24, 7-16 Sun Belt) at 6:30 p.m.

K-State Sports Extra | Top Moments April 2015

K-State's Shane Conlon and Danny Krause celebrate after beating TCU at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 10, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 30, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

From record-breaking individual victories to stellar team performances to big announcements, the month of April was an exciting one for Wildcat fans. As we look back over the past 30 days, here are a few moments K-State Sports Extra has highlighted as April's greatest:

K-State, Fort Riley Partnerships Continue Growth

April 29, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The Ahearn Fund Student-Athlete Performance Table was filled earlier this month with camouflage as K-State Athletics and its partnership units from Fort Riley came together to spend an afternoon collaborating ideas.

A Long Road to Success | Tyler Lockett's Story

April 28, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

Tyler Lockett almost didn't finish his Wildcat career. He almost threw in the towel. He almost went back home to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Men's Golf Faces Tough Competition at Big 12 Championship

April 27, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

After spending yesterday practicing and preparing at the championship course, the Wildcat men's golf team is focused and ready to go in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 2015 Big 12 Men's Golf Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.

Former Wildcat Greats Glad to be Back

K-State's head coach Bill Snyder greets honorary captains Clarence Scott and Larry Brown before the Spring Game at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas on April 25, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 26, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Before K-State football played its annual Purple/White Spring Game in Kansas City's Sporting Park yesterday, two former Wildcats stood on the sidelines reminiscing. 

Volleyball Concludes Spring Slate at Nebraska

K-State celebrates after winning the third set against West Virginia at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on November 29, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

April 24, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

The Wildcat volleyball team has come a long way this spring. From working on individual techniques to building team chemistry to scrimmaging other universities, though it has been a busy time, it has been a productive time. 

Women's Basketball to Face Marquee Opponent

April 23, 2015
By Kelly McHugh

When Jeff Mittie took over as the K-State women's basketball head coach last year, one of his goals was to add some excitement to his team's non-conference schedule.