Stripe Out Bramlage for Coaches vs. Cancer

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Athletics is asking fans to help stripe out Bramlage Coliseum for its men’s basketball game with Oklahoma State on Saturday to help benefit the American Cancer Society and Coaches vs. Cancer.

The athletic department will host the event in conjunction with the annual National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Suits and Sneakers event, in which coaches and staff wear sneakers to call attention to the efforts of the American Cancer Society through its Coaches vs. Cancer program.

Fans are asked to wear either purple or white depending on their ticket location in Bramlage Coliseum. Fans in sections 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 26 are asked to wear purple, while those in sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27 are asked to wear white.

The first 4,000 students on Saturday will receive free shirts corresponding with their section color.

The official purple and white shirts for the event are only $10 with $4 from every shirt going to the American Cancer Society. These shirts are on sale online at and can also be purchased at the K-State Super Store locations on McCall Road (M-F 9a-8p, Sun 12-5p) in Manhattan and at Bill Snyder Family Stadium (M-F 12-4p and during home games). They are also available for purchase on the Bramlage Coliseum concourse.

The Stripe Out event will be among a number of activities going on this weekend in Manhattan, as the department celebrates Legends’ Weekend, its annual reunion of Wildcat basketball players. As many as 50 former players and coaches will be on hand to celebrate the weekend, which includes the dedication of “Tex Winter Drive” in an event at 9 a.m., Saturday and a halftime ceremony to honor the 40th anniversary of the 1974-75 Elite Eight team.

The game tips off at 11 a.m. and airs nationally on ESPN2. Tickets are available by calling the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221-CATS or online at