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1. Beas-who? One wonders how Kansas State University, a school that has lacked a dominance on the hardwood in recent years, manage to resurrect Jesus Christ himself in the form of a 6-foot-10, 235-forward from the Washington D.C. area. Well, Michael Beasley was coached by in an AAU summer league and originally committed to Charlotte for Dalonte Hill. Hill was offered an assistant job under Bob Huggins prior to last season which, in turn, brought Beasley to Kansas State. After Huggins' departure, Kansas State was quick to hire Huggins' second-in-command Frank Martin, who left Hill on staff. In related news, the two favorite teams to cheer for in Manhattan, Kans., are the Kansas State Wildcats and whoever West Virginia is playing. With that being said, Bob Huggins is still a raging alcoholic asshole and wildcat nation is still a little bitter about his departure.

2. A Favorite Tradition Is A Song About A Fictional Train. Without being redundant, the Wabash Cannonball is a song about a fictional train and one of the best parts of Kansas State athletics. It's important to Kansas State fans because in 1968 Nichols Hall, the music building, burned to the ground and the only piece of music left was "The Wabash Cannonball." The following day the Wildcats had a game against Syracuse and using borrowed instruments, the band played this song, and only this song. Since then it has been a staple of all sporting events and includes a dance where the students rock back and forth to the beat, but each person alternates direction... oh screw explaining it, just watch it yourself.


3. Who Know Coaches Were Artistic? The current visual representation of Kansas State University is the purple powercat logo. Kansas State has seen a lot of visual changes over it's years, but the biggest celebrity in Manhattan, Kans., Bill Snyder, was partially the mastermind behind the purple powercat logo that now adorns everything relating to Kansas State. He helped design the logo with local Tom Bookwalter and made a permanent impact in the Little Apple worthy of having the two highways leading to the city renamed in his honor, oh, and it helped that he turned around the worst football program in Division I at the time. — Travis Hudson

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