Jug of News: K-State Happenings Thru 7/6/2015


A recap of the K-State athletics news, notes, and rumors you may have missed for the week of July 7, 2015.

K-State announces fiscal year 2015 budget numbers and fiscal year 2016 goals.

In an internal email sent out by A.D. John Currie on Tuesday, K-State announced a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015. The Wildcats’ athletic department achieved a surplus for the sixth consecutive season, thanks to the combined $31.87 million in tickets sales and Ahearn fund donations. K-State will look to make it seven straight years with the release of the $70.1 million projection for fiscal year 2016.

Fans can view 2014-15 achievements, as well as 2015-16 projections on the K-State “Budget Card“.

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Jordan Smith named new K-State women’s tennis assistant coach.

K-State welcomed former Memphis tennis standout Jordan Smith to the family on Thursday, naming him replacement to Mark Denenfeld. Smith most recently served as an assistant with Middle Tennessee State where helped led the Blue Raiders to a top-25 recruiting class for the 2015 season. A native of Memphis, Jordan “compiled a 48-26 doubles record and captured two Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Summer Circuit tournament championships in doubles,” as reported by the Kansas State athletics website.

K-State athletics takes home national honors following NACDA convention.

The K-State Fan Experience and Sales and Athletics Communication departments took home several national honors following the 2014-15 national convention held by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). According to an article posted at k-statesports.com, the department earned gold for the “top sales piece with the 2014-15 men’s basketball ticket wood mailer.” In addition, the department took home bronze honors for the 2014 K-State football season ticket campaign, as well as awards for the 2014 volleyball media guide and poster and 2014-15 women’s basketball medial guide.