Letter from A.D. John Currie - December 6

Women's Basketball Home Tomorrow Fresh off a 49-46 victory over Virginia, Coach Patterson and the women's team will return to action at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Bramlage as they play host to Grambling. The game will be broadcast live nationally on K-StateHD.TV/Fox College Sports (FCS), but we encourage you to take a break from your holiday preparations to come out and support our exciting young squad. As we head into the weekend, here are a few more updates from around the department. Bowl Ticket Pre-Order Deadline Today While we wait for our official bowl invitation, which will come on Sunday, all season ticket holders and Ahearn Fund members can secure their tickets for the bowl game by pre-ordering through our ticket office. But act fast as the first priority deadline is today. We encourage all of our fans to order all bowl tickets through our official allotment to ensure seating in the official K-State section of the stadium. We are excited about our fourth-straight bowl appearance, and I am so proud of Coach Snyder and our football team for showing such perseverance and finishing the season with five wins in our final six games. We know that no matter where we end up traveling, the K-State Nation will show up in full force! For all official bowl information, be sure and visit our bowl headquarters here at k-statesports.com/bowlgame. Football Schedule Update As I earlier promised here is an update on our 2014 football schedule. First, my sincere appreciation and thanks go to our fans for continuing to showcase their passion and support of our student-athletes, coaches and staff as we progress toward our goal of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program. Indeed - all working together - players, coaches, fans, students, staff, we will achieve that goal! We are VERY close to finalizing the 2014 slate, and as soon as the final pieces of the puzzle are put together, we will release full details. Earlier this week, it was announced that our conference matchup at Iowa State has been moved to September 6, a shift that eliminated one of two consecutive open weeks that were on the schedule in early September. For those of you in the wedding planning business, we will definitely be open on the weekend of September 13! Again, I appreciate your patience throughout this process and as soon as the entire schedule is finalized we will release all 12 games in their entirety. That will do it for today. Best of luck to our students and student-athletes as they prepare for upcoming final exams. It's hard to believe we are already heading into the second week of December. Thanks for all that you do in support of our student-athletes and goal of providing them a world-class experience.Go Cats!John