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Kansas State Says Goodbye To John Currie

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The Bill construction from the east.
John Currie led the charge to make over Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Previously

Yesterday was a pretty big day, huh? In case you missed it, John Currie accepted a position at Tennessee to become their new director of athletics. Greg Woods provided us with the immediate report.

Greg also provided us with a preview of tonight’s match-up against TCU. More on that later.

Athletic Department

I don’t think we’ve ever used the header “Athletic Department” before in the slate, but there’s a first time for everything, and as most of today’s slate pertains to the news of John Currie’s departure from the little Apple today is the day for the this header.

We’ll start with the initial reports of John Currie’s departure. (Kellis Robinett, KC Star)

Then, John Currie wrote a final letter to the Wildcat faithful announcing his decision to leave Manhattan. (John Currie, kstatesports.com)

After the official confirmation was received that Currie was indeed on his way to Rocky Top, examinations of his time at K-State (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle) and the questions he is leaving behind began to be written. (Sam Mellinger, KC Star)

One question that cropped up, was related to Sean Snyder, and if Currie’s departure opens the door for him to succeed his father as head coach of the football program. (Max Olson, ESPN.com)

With all the questions surrounding the department, this hire will be a critical one for Kansas State. (Kevin Haskin, Capital Journal)

Maybe the biggest name to be floated as a possible replacement for Currie, is Kirby Hocutt, Texas Tech’s current AD. Most Tech folks don’t believe Hocutt will leave Lubbock, however. (Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

Finally, we wrap up the Athletic Department talk with our friends Rocky Top Talk, who interviewed Jon Morse to gain insight into their new AD’s strengths, weaknesses, and various moments he experienced while at K-State. (Will Shelton, Rocky Top Talk)

Men’s Basketball

See, I told you we’d get back to actual sports.

Every game from here on out is a must win for the Wildcats to hang onto their slimmest of NCAA Tournament hosts, and in order to win the ‘Cats will need to come together before tonight’s game. (Kellis Robinett, Wichita Eagle)

Even if the Wildcats win out, Bruce Weber’s time in Manhattan has likely come to an end...or has it? (Scott Popp, The Collegian)

If Weber is terminated, who are the candidates to replace him? (Brett Engle, The Collegian)

Football

Jordan Willis recently sat down with the Tampa Bay Times for a Q & A about the upcoming NFL Draft. (Greg Auman, Tampa Bay Times)

All the reports have stated that Bill Snyder’s cancer treatment won’t affect his coaching duties, but what if the reports are wrong? (Jake Trotter, ESPN.com)