Currie cites new-look Big 12 for ending Oregon football series

MANHATTAN — Kansas State athletic director John Currie commented today on the two-game football series with Oregon, beginning in 2011, being killed.

Currie cited the Big 12's new nine-game conference schedule, which could start in 2011 if Colorado makes an expedited exit to the Pac-10. He said the agreement to erase the series was mutual and no financial penalty will be paid.

"In conjunction with the conference office, we are continuing to work on our future football schedules," Currie wrote on the K-State athletics website."... I am confident that we will reach our goal of having seven home games in 2011, but there are still a few moving parts. We are still on track to have our 2011 schedule in place and announced in the near future."

The Wildcats have future non-conference games scheduled with Miami, Auburn, Virginia Tech and Texas-San Antonio. But only the UTSA series was scheduled with Bill Snyder as coach.