Students Compete to Win Free Trip to Stanford

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The excitement for the 2016 Kansas State football season begins this Saturday as K-State Athletics will hold a student competition to win a free trip – compete with roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, gameday transportation and two tickets – to Palo Alto, California, for the season opener at Stanford.

Beginning at 10 a.m., on Saturday, 80 student pass holders for the 2016-17 season who enrolled for the competition earlier in the week will compete for the trip in the endurance competition of a lifetime. Students will begin by keeping one hand on the base of the Coach Snyder statue or on the fence of Gate B at Bill Snyder Family Stadium with the last student remaining winning the trip to Stanford.

If multiple students are still in contention 31 hours later, a bracketed rock-paper-scissors contest will be held on Sunday at 5 p.m., to determine the winner.

The 2016 season opener at Stanford will be played in prime time in a nationally-televised matchup on Friday, September 2. Following an off week, the Wildcats kick off their 2016 home slate on Saturday, September 17, against Florida Atlantic and will debut Phase IIIB of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium Master Plan.

The remaining five home games feature matchups against a pair of teams that earned bowl berths in 2015 in Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, while two other Big 12 rivals – Texas and Kansas – also come calling to Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

A limited number of single-game tickets for the 2016 season go on sale online only on June 20. All six home games are anticipated to sell out quickly and extend the Bill Snyder Family Stadium sellout streak to 33 games.