October 2, 2007

Wildcats want state's bragging rights

Whether it's on the gridiron or the hardwood, when Kansas State and Kansas get together there is always more at stake than a win alone. Many times, bragging rights among friends, families and even spouses hinge on the outcome of a single game, so Kansas State coach Ron Prince and the players that follow him recognize the scope of the upcoming contest's impact. This weekend is definitely what it's all about.

"It's the Super Bowl of Kansas," said K-State safety and Wichita native Gary Chandler, who will participate in his first Sunflower Showdown this Saturday.

Chandler's statement is anything but an exaggeration. Nearly every Kansas resident has a vested interest in the game that will take place at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, and the players on the field are certainly no exception.

"I'll speak for KU players and K-State players and say that nobody wants to be the second best team in the state," said junior Ian Campbell.

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