Letter from A.D. John Currie - December 28

Important Basketball Action Today Too!Prior to tonight's 9:15 p.m. CT bowl matchup on ESPN, across the country in Brooklyn, NY, our 8-3 men's basketball team, fresh off a big win over No. 15 Gonzaga, will square off against Tulane at 4 p.m. at the world-renown Barclays Center. That game can be seen across the country on FOX Sports 2 (click here for full channel listings).K-State fans can also listen to our women's game at 6:30 p.m. as Coach Patterson and company face North Carolina State in San Diego. Tonight's women's game, as well as Monday's matchup with UC Riverside/San Diego State can be heard across the K-State Sports Network or for free at www.kstatesports.com.Big Week in Bramlage to ComeAs an exciting and memorable 2013 comes to a close, we have a lot to look forward to in 2014. Be sure and ring in the New Year with some home basketball action as the men's team hosts a very talented George Washington team on New Year's Eve that is 10-1 and on the verge of cracking the Top 25 after victories over Creighton, Rutgers and Maryland. Tip-off at Bramlage on Tuesday is at 2 p.m., and the game can be seen on FOX Sports Midwest/Kansas City.The Wildcat women then return home to face nationally-ranked Baylor on January 2 in the Big 12 Conference opener at 7 p.m.Finally next Saturday January 4, Big 12 men's conference play launches as the seventh-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys and national player of the year candidate Marcus Smart come to town to square off against Coach Weber's Cats, tipping off at 3 p.m. on ESPNU. We need a packed Octagon of Doom for all three of these critical games next week!It's time to get ready for a Golden Cats function, the K-State Alumni Association's pregame event at Old Main and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Tablegate, all before kickoff tonight. Thanks for your loyal support throughout 2013 for K-State student-athletes and our vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program.And one last note. The Ahearn Fund offices will be open in Bramlage Monday and Tuesday of next week for those Ahearn Fund members looking to tie up any loose ends before the end of the year.