Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs is a fan of the gameday environment in and around Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
It’s been nearly two weeks since he visited Manhattan, Kan., and watched the No. 5 Tigers’ defeat the No. 23 Kansas State Wildcats 20-14, but he thought enough of the atmosphere to write a complimentary letter to K-State’s student newspaper, The Collegian, on Tuesday.
From the letter, which can read in its entirety here:
“I wanted to thank K-State Athletic Director John Currie, K-State’s spirited student body and its first-class fans for making our recent trip to Manhattan a memorable one.
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We like to boast that we have the best game day experience in the nation in the Southeastern Conference, but the environment at K-State is as good as I have ever seen. In the days since our trip to Manhattan, many of our fans have told me it was the best they have ever been treated on a road trip. Considering how many road games some of our fans attend, that is saying a lot.
The hospitality was outstanding. I can understand the courteousness prior to the game, but the way we were treated after the game was such a pleasant surprise. You are all first class.”