Letter from A.D. John Currie - April 4

For those who have been to or driven past Bramlage Coliseum and Bill Snyder Family Stadium recently, you can see that the construction phases of both the Basketball Training Facility and east-side restroom addition have begun! Construction fencing was erected last week around the training facility site, while equipment has been moved on the east concourse of the football stadium as site preparations are underway. We will be providing live online updates and live look-ins via a webcam in the coming weeks at k-statesports.com, so check back and watch the progress!

I also would like to congratulate our staff, fans and women's basketball program as K-State was recently selected by the NCAA as the 2010-11 NCAA Pack the House Challenge winner for the Big 12 Conference! More than 9,000 fans cheered on the Cats January 9 and helped the squad to a big win over Oklahoma State. Congratulations to Drew Claassen, Joni Smoller and Chelsi Medved of our Fan Experience and Sales Office and many others who helped make this a successful event!

Coach Snyder and our football team begin spring practice on Wednesday and tickets for both the April 30 Purple/White game and 2011 season are currently on sale. The 2011 season opener is September 3 against Eastern Kentucky and will mark the third-annual K-State Family Reunion. Season tickets for the seven-game home schedule, which includes five Big 12 Conference games, are currently available for as little as $21 per game. Visit k-statesports.com or call the ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS for more information.

This weekend, both baseball and tennis will be playing at home, while the track team heads to the prestigious Texas Relays in Austin. The tennis squad hosts Colorado on Friday and Missouri on Sunday - both matches will begin at 1 p.m., at the Wamego Recreation Complex. The baseball squad hosts Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Tointon Family Stadium.

That's it for today. Remember you can follow all things K-State Athletics on your mobile phone via Twitter (@kstatesports and @kstate_gameday), Facebook (K-State Sports) and K-State Gametracker Mobile. Visit k-statesports.com for more information.

We'll see you this weekend and....Go Cats!

John Currie