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The K-State Sports Extra Top 10 of 2014 | Part 1

December 26, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
First off, a late Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Wildcat fans. I hope you have had an enjoyable holiday season!

Football Heads Home for Holidays

December 25, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

While the K-State football team was soaking up the sun in Phoenix, Arizona, and preparing for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Christmas Day in 2013, this year the players have the opportunity to spend the holiday at home. 

Cheer Squad Remembers Fallen Heroes

K-State Cheer Participates in Wreaths Across America at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Dec. 13, 2014

December 24, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

The K-State Cheer squad spent a day earlier this month honoring and remembering United States' soldiers.

A Bramlage Coliseum Transformation

K-State's Grounds and Maintenance staff assembles the basketball court at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on December 13, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

To view the complete photo gallery of the K-State Grounds and Maintenance staff working in Bramlage Coliseum, please click here.

December 23, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

If you attended K-State's commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 13, then the K-State men's and women's basketball doubleheader on Sunday, Dec. 14, you noticed Bramlage Coliseum looked a little different.

Year of the Rookies

Kylee Zumach attempts a cross-court kill. December 5, 2015: NCAA First Round Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska.

December 22, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

As 2014 continues to wind down, I have found myself reflecting back to this past year of covering all of K-State Athletics' teams on a daily basis. There have been many, many exciting stories in 2014, but every time I think back to the happenings from January to December, I realize almost each team has had something in common.

Complete Team Effort Surges Wildcats to Win

K-State's Jevon Thomas lays up a shot against Texas A&M at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on December 20, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

December 21, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

At last night's 7th Annual Wildcat Classic in the Kansas City Sprint Center, in Kansas City, Missouri, K-State men's basketball (7-4, 0-0 Big 12) defeated the Texas A&M Aggies (7-3, 0-0 SEC), 71-64.

Williams Embraces Role with Wildcats

K-State's Nino Williams lays up a shot against Savannah State at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on December 14, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

December 20, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

This season, Nino Williams is playing happy.

Men's Basketball Opens Doors to Army Neighbors

Coach Bruce Weber addresses 1-7 Field Artillery soldiers and children before beginning this year's Holiday Clinic at the K-State Basketball Training Facility on December 17, 2014. (Photo by Bailey Bachamp)

December 19, 2014
By Kelly McHugh

K-State men's basketball opened its home to its military neighbors on Wednesday evening.

Letter from A.D. John Currie - December 18

Good Morning K-State Nation!

On a beautiful snowy December morning let me start by saluting the road crew in the city of Manhattan.  Mrs. Currie is grateful that you got the plows out extra early all over town so the USD 383 schools could open on time (and get the kids out of the house)!  And speaking of "behind the scenes" folks working hard, hats off to the Bramlage Coliseum event staff - in 48 hours beginning this past Friday evening and concluding Sunday night the staff went all out to host six K-State graduation ceremonies and two basketball games!

Of course among those several thousand K-State students receiving undergraduate and advanced degrees were 38 student-athletes who proudly walked across the stage at Bramlage Coliseum last weekend.  We had a fun group with lots of proud parents and family members at our student-athlete graduation reception last Friday night where we also presented each senior with their K-State Athletics Varsity Ring.  Graduation is a great reminder that a fundamental objective of our goal of a World-Class Student-Athlete Experience is to provide all 450-plus of our student-athletes with the resources and opportunities to earn their degrees.  We have had a terrific fall here at K-State, and I am so proud of our coaches, staff and student-athletes for their continued hard work and focus as we build a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program.

Let's get right to today's update beginning with a football and bowl update.

Twiss Finds Early Success with K-State Track and Field

K-State's Erica Twiss competes in the women's 60 meter hurdles during the Carol Robinson Winter Pentathlon at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kansas on December 12, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

December 18, 2104
By Kelly McHugh

Only one meet into the season and Erica Twiss is already on track to do some big things this year for the Wildcat track and field team.