K-State president talks bowl game fever with Scott Pasmore

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- K-State fever was in full swing on Friday's Good Morning Arizona, as super-fan and K-State alum Scott Pasmore sat down with the university's president, Kirk Schulz, to talk about the big game.

Kansas State will face off against the University of Michigan in Saturday's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

Schulz says you can't beat the weather here in the Valley. "We love it," he says. "It's like 20 degrees back home. We love the warm Arizona hospitality and the weather is awesome here."

There are about 3,000 K-State alums here in Arizona, (including Scott!), so the school has a big fan base here.

Schulz says coming here to play the bowl game is a great experience for the team and the university. "National exposure is what it gets us, so we're going to have a whole lot of people watching us play the University of Michigan," he says. "Our alumni kind of congregate around this. It's a great time to just visit with folks and really celebrate our year."

Schulz was selected as the 13th president of Kansas State University in February 2009 by the Kansas Board of Regents.In his first three years as president he has spearheaded visionary campus-wide goal-setting to move K-State forward to be recognized as a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

One research topic on which the university focuses is water conservation, especially in agriculture. "We're doing a lot of research about how to use water effectively," he says. "How to find additional water, what kind of things we can do to conserve water."

The Michigan Wolverines will take on the Kansas State Wildcats Saturday, Dec. 28 at Sun Devil Stadium. Kick-off is at 8:15 p.m. Find out more details online.

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