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Posted on October 4, 2018 at 1:28 PM by Michael Goens
Homecoming activities are met with great enthusiasm on the Kansas State University campus, and alumni have similar exuberance levels to return to Manhattan and witness all the changes to a spot they “love full well.” Oh Manhattan!
It’s time to get the Wildcats headed in the right direction on the field. A week of lively activities for the week Oct. 7-13 may set the plans in motion. Events commence at 10 a.m. Sunday with the 5K Philanthropy Run/Walk at K-State Alumni Center. More highlights for the week include 8 p.m. Sunday “Pant the Chant” at Bramlage Coliseum, Wildcat Request Live at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Bramlage) and the annual (5:30 p.m. Oct. 12) parade and pep rally (approximately 6:30 p.m. rally start).
The Alumni Association-sponsored Pregame Party starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at Cat Town, with stadium lots open five hours before kick against Oklahoma State.
More homecoming details:
5K Run/Walk: Come out and support your favorite runner as the route winds through campus. Proceeds benefit K-State Multicultural Student Center initiative.
Pant the Chant: Routines, cadences and little ditties bring Purple Pride to a fever pitch.
Paint the ‘Ville: Graffiti never looks so classy than with the Cats as the theme. Head to the ‘Ville and check out storefront windows.
Wildcat Request Live: Dance-slash-lip sync competition puts some great performers in the spotlight.
Trick-or-Treat the ‘Ville!: The ’Ville’s participating businesses have some goodies, handing out candy to all youngsters who turn out.
Parade/pep rally: Grand marshals Rand Berney and Patti Berney slide into the parade route surrounded by floats and university organizations for a chariot ride to City Park with the cheerleaders, Classy Cats and K-State Pep Band. Downtown Manhattan start (Manhattan Town Center) all along Poyntz to 11th Street and Aggieville.
Pregame party: Pregame, all-you-can-eat buffet (and beverages) with ham/cheese, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, bacon, hash browns, muffins, cinnamon rolls and Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, mimosas, beer, wine and more.
The weeklong activities culminate with 11 a.m. kickoff for the Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys. Spend your week in Manhattan, Gateway to the Flint Hills. Enjoy homecoming events. shop Downtown Manhattan and Aggieville stores, and go crazy on all the cuisine favorites you’ve come to appreciate in Manhappenin’!
Football season has just reached the midway point, and along comes hoops to create even more events to kick your fandemonium into overdrive. Even though the season won’t tip for five weeks, practices began two weeks ago and K-State will host Madness in Manhattan events on Oct. 12, following the homecoming pep rally. Get a sneak peek at Dean Wade, Barry Brown and the Wildcats with skills challenges and a dunk contest. Activities begin at 8. Go Cats!
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