Happy October K-State Nation!
It is a great time to be a sports
fan in the Sunflower State as the Royals won in dramatic fashion last
night, the Chiefs had a big Monday Night Football win, Sporting KC
continues to climb in stature as one of American soccer's marquee teams
and perhaps the most innovative of MLS franchises and all local
universities continue their fall sports season. For us, that means two
road volleyball matches, first against the Jayhawks tonight and then at
Texas Tech this weekend, cross country action in Fayetteville, Ark., as
coach Ryun Godfrey makes his debut in purple and, of course, Saturday
evening's ESPNU televised football game against Texas Tech at Bill
Snyder Family Stadium at 6 p.m.
This week for me started with a
Monday morning NCAA Administrative Cabinet meeting in Indianapolis
followed by Tuesday morning meetings back in Manhattan and then a drive
over to KC yesterday afternoon for a fun dinner with a group of
passionate K-State basketball fans. After dinner, city-wide attention to
the baseball game meant the roads were completely empty on my short
drive over to the Overland Park Hampton Inn! Today I'll be making some
more visits around KC before driving back to MHK in time to watch
tonight's volleyball game on Cox.