A K-State cheerleader performs before the start of the KU-K-State football game. Photo by Allen Eyestone
Tom Abbott, of Manhattanm puts the flag up on his bus and turns on the TV. He said he has been tailgating with his friends since this was a gravel lot. His bus, a 1989 GM, is called “Purple Pause” because you can pause in the middle of the bus at the custom installed bathroom he put in after his family and friends requested it. Photo by Brian Kratzer.
Blake Aurand, of Belleville, Kan. and son of Rep. Clay Aurand, visits with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback before the K-State/KU Football Game. Brownback is a graduate of Kansas State. Photo by Brian Kratzer.
“The Short Bus Crew” keeps warn inside a heated bus before the KSU/KU Football game.
Dan Miller, right, wears an official hat for the “crew.” Photo by Brian Kratzer.
Playing washers before the KSU/KU game, Jordan Gray, junior at Washburn University., and Cody Hicks, from Topeka, are huge Wildcat fans and love to tailgate. Photo by Brian Kratzer.
Kansas State students Brittany Grubaugh and Elle Hewitt bundle up as they walk through the lots before the K-State/KU Football Game. Photo by Brian Kratzer.
Mel Deutsch, of Lawrence, is a member of the Lawrence CatBackers, which has around 1500 members. He shot this bobcat while quail hunting in Kansas. He decided to get it stuffed but a taxidermist error meant “Homer” had a home on Deutsch’s Escalade while tailgating. Photo by Brian Kratzer.
Morgan Sherman, 14, Topeka, tailgates with her family prior to the KU/K-State game. Photo by Karen Mikols Bonar.
The “Voice of the Wildcats” Wyatt Thompson (center with binoculars) and former Kansas State quarterback Stan Weber (left) provide the play-by-play radio broadcast during the K-State vs KU game from the Dev Nelson Press Box. Photo by Nancy Zogleman.