Found November 04, 2013 on
An amusing pre-game ritual turned into a scary scene this weekend when a Kansas State student suffered a seizure after being tackled by the school’s mascot before the Wildcats took on West Virginia on Staurday.
The student, a member of Kansas State’s cheer squad, was dressed up in West Virginia gear as KSU mascot, Willie the Wildcat, tackled him to get the crowd fired up. Willie sprinted at the student and tackled him with enough force to knock him out and leave him motionless on the turf before he started seizing up.
The scariest part? The ritual went on as planned and nobody seemed to notice the helpless kid.
Fortunately, the student was taken to the hospital to be evaluated and was later released. Kansas State is reviewing the incident and reportedly considering making changes to the pregame ritual.
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Sure, students love to get free t-shirts, but schools can do better than that. This week, Kansas State is trying an awesome new ploy to get students to attend the women’s basketball opener vs. Tennessee State:
This Friday at the #KStateWBB game we’ve got FREE BACON for students starting at 4:45! Free admission w/ student ID. pic.twitter.com/M9F0HEyVBd
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This past weekend, the Kansas State Wildcats were playing host to the West Virginia Mountaineers. It is a school tradition that before home games, the marching band is out on the field and a “fan of the other school” comes running out onto the filed and is tackled by the K-State mascot. The “fan” is actually a member of the Kansas State cheer squad. ”Willie the Wildcat”...
What was supposed to be a fun pregame ritual to entertain Kansas State fans turned into a very serious situation last Saturday at Bill Snyder Stadium.
Prior to the Wildcats’ 35-12 victory, Willie the Wildcat (Kansas State’s mascot) tackled a member of the KSU cheer squad as part of the team’s tradition before an opponent enters Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium.
The college basketball season is right around the corner (yes, it's here already). For the Kansas State women's team the action kicks off at 6:45 PM ET against Tennessee State. Just to make sure there are bodies in the seats the athletic department is running what could arguably be the best promotion ever.
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The series started in 1933 when Pete Cawthon’s stout defense allowed the opposing team to score in just two games. Kansas State was not one of those two teams. Cawthon’s Matadors, who became the Red Raiders in 1936, shut out the Wildcats 6-0. The two teams would wait 30 years before facing off again, when Tech would get a 51-13 victory in Lubbock.