Friday K-State links

Kansas State athletic director John Currie posted a new letter to fans today on kstatesports.com. In it, he went into great detail about how hard he is working during the current conference realignment shuffle.

During one day last week, he said he spent close to three straight hours on the phone “with a myriad of athletics colleagues and partners from around the country including AD’s, bowl and media representatives, etc., as well as President Schulz and others.”

You can check out the full letter here. He didn’t share much insight that isn’t already known, but it’s still worth a read.

One highlight paragraph from the letter: He thinks the Big 12 is where K-State ought to be.

“We continue to believe that K-State’s interests are best served in our current contiguous geography and great rivalries.”

– Sticking with the conference realignment theme, the Austin American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls offered up this great piece today. He makes a number of solid points, the best being that Baylor (along with others) insisting on keeping their legal options open against Texas A&M will turn out to be hypocrites should the Big 12 stay together and try to raid another conference to get back to 12 members.

– A couple of former K-State standouts had terrific games at the NFL level last night. Jordy Nelson caught a touchdown pass and looked as good as any other receiver on the field while helping the Packers beat the Saints.

And Darren Sproles looked fantastic in his running back/returner role with New Orleans. Many Saints fans wondered if he could fill in for Reggie Bush. A 72-yard punt return for a touchdown proved his worth pretty quickly.