K-State hosts "Madness in Manhattan"

MANHATTAN, Kan. With the excitement of Kansas State basketball nearing an all-time high, the athletic department will hold a “Madness in Manhattan” event for the Wildcat men’s and women’s squads at Bramlage Coliseum on Friday, Oct. 13.


The event, which tips-off the start of basketball season, is free and open to the general public.   Doors to the arena will open between 10:30 and 11 p.m.


Activities will begin with performances by Willie Wildcat, the Classy Cats, the cheerleading team and the K-State marching band prior to the introduction of the men’s and women’s squad with a laserlight show.  Following comments from women’s basketball coach Deb Patterson, the Wildcat men will have a dunk contest followed by a 20-minute scrimmage.  To conclude the evening, first-year men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins will address the crowd.


Fans will also have a chance to win prizes and participate in contests as well as pick up team posters and schedule cards at the event.


The event will be apart of several “Wildcat Weekend” activities in Manhattan on Oct. 13-14, as the football team plays host to Nebraska at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and the volleyball squad plays Oklahoma at Ahearn Field House.


The basketball teams will host their only exhibition games of the season at Bramlage Coliseum on back-to-back days in early November.  The men’s squad will host Washburn on Saturday, Nov. 4 at a time to be determined, while the women’s team will play Emporia State on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.