Growing up, I didn’t have any affiliation with a college. I never watched college sports.
When it was time to decide where to apply, all I knew was I wanted to go to a big school. I had the option of looking into Mizzou, but I felt bad for the out-of-state tuition thing. KU was completely out of the question. My dad is a Mizzou fan. I quote, “If you want to go to KU, then that university will have to pay for the whole ride b/c I’m not paying a cent to them.”
Hello Manhattan, Kansas!
I quickly fell in love with the town, the people, Aggieville. And football. Oh, K-State and their football. Luckily, I grew up a Chiefs fan so I know the game well. I got iCAT tickets every year. Watched some memorable games from the student section. Saw Bill Snyder stopped at a red light next to me and I started screaming like a saw a huge celebrity. Football is so natural for me to love and cheer for.
Basketball during my day at college? What basketball? We had a basketball team? I think the women’s basketball team was pretty good…I think.
Now, it’s a different era. Scott informed me hiring Huggins was huge for K-State basketball. Since then, it has snowballed into basketball madness for K-State fans.
At first, I was not too excited. I don’t follow basketball. I had no idea how the game is played really. I would ask Scott questions like “so they fouled someone on purpose? Why would they do that?”
Now, I’ve gotten obsessed. I’m on gopowercat.com every day reading the forums. We went to the Texas game a few weeks ago, with beards. My heart was racing the entire time. While, I’m still not a complete expert on basketball, I have found a new love.
And with that, I give you a conversation with Emma: