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Nov 08

Go wild for the Wildcats on packed sports weekend

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 12:20 PM by Michael Goens

If sports overload is the accurate description to match your fandemonium (around 12 on a scale-of-10), then November is a month to rejoice all around Wildcat Nation. We’ve got quite the upcoming weekend in store for K-State fans, with a ridiculously dizzying array of sports events to spark your fancy.

Tip it off with K-State basketball, which officially opens this highly-anticipated hoops season ranked No. 12 in the nation. A March Madness push to the Elite Eight and crazy-good collection of returning talent has gathered an enormous level of momentum around Manhappenin’. Cue up the Wabash, ’cause the house’ll be rockin’ ’round MHK!
Preseason No. 3 seed projection

Roll up Tex Winter/Jack Hartman drives and greet the guys in purple with a packed house. The Cats begin a season to remember when they hit the Bramlage Coliseum floor at 7 Friday night against Kennesaw State. The Owls were picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic Sun Conference. K-State will lean on Barry Brown, Dean Wade and Xavier Sneed to make a whole lotta noise around the Big 12. Catch all the action in Bramlage 

In town for football? Fill up the weekend with some hoops, great MHK dining and a bruisin’ at the Bill.
Sunflower State battle for conference crown

Dean Wade

Sunflower Showdown football series

Lest we forget, KU comes to town on Saturday for renewal of the Sunflower Showdown, rather lopsided the last quarter-century (21 K-State wins; 11 in Manhattan). For nearly a half-century, the purple has rocked the Governor’s Cup trophy 28 times (one tie). Saturday is No. 50 for the Cup. Cats may not roll by 50 like past years, but that trophy shouldn’t go anywhere.
Nine straight series wins includes 30-20 in 2017

Clear the floor for b-ball
Cats return home in one week to play host to Texas Tech on Senior Day for football as well as volleyball at Ahearn (at 6 Saturday night, Baylor). K-State’s women’s hoops finally crank up the season next Monday (Nov. 12) against Omaha. Make it a doubleheader with the men’s team back in action against the Denver Pioneers, a 15-win team in 2017-18.

Plenty of chances to catch the Cats in action on an EMAW-some weekend! Be sure to book your stay, too, for Thanksgiving weekend with Festival of Lights lighting celebration (Nov. 23) and more men’s hoops (Nov. 24, Lehigh). Light up your life with a stay in Manhappiness!

K-State Sports   Cats motivated to keep Governor's Cup   Ready to take next step and carry Elite Eight run momentum   MHK Festival of Lights


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