Wednesdays at The Salute

Wednesdays at The Salute

Every time I get the opportunity to go back to Manhattan, I take it. To me, Manhattan is like home. From missing it when I’m gone to savoring every moment when I’m there. I love Manhattan.

It’s amazing to think about how one place can be so symbolic. I’m sure we can all remember the first time we stepped foot on campus or the first time we attended a game. There’s no place quite like Manhattan, Kansas.

This weekend I will be heading back “home” to watch the Cats take on Texas. The last few times I’ve been back have been for quick, one-day trips. This time, I will get to stay the entire weekend.

captureOn Friday I will make a stop on campus to see what’s changed. Then, I will certainly have to go buy at least one or two more pieces of purple clothing. You can never have too much purple! After that, I will make my way to Aggieville to watch the Royals and eat some delicious, local food. Of course, I will proudly take part in any homecoming festivities that will be going on.

On Saturday, I plan to get up super early to head to the Bill. I haven’t got to tailgate in what feels like forever, it’s definitely overdue.

What I’m most excited for is the opportunity to watch us DEMOLISH Texas. Because, if you haven’t heard, We Own Texas. (Unless I’m getting old and that’s not the case anymore.) I can’t wait to hear the roar of the crowd and the clanking of the keys. The Wabash is calling my name! After the incredible win at Oklahoma, I’m hoping for total dominance in our journey against the rest of the Big 12.

captureUntil Friday, I’m going to be dreaming dreams of “K-S-U” chants and the fight song.

If you’re in Manhattan this weekend, I’d love to take a picture with you! I’m working on a special “Wabash Line” fan addition article and I need crazy, fan photos. If you see someone in a K-State Snuggie with a Powercat tattoo on one cheek, it’s probably me. Don’t be afraid to say hello because, after all, we’re family.


About The Author

Dara is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University and misses Manhattan everyday. She works overnight at KSN in Wichita as the morning show producer and all other times watching sports, writing about sports, and tweeting about sports. Follow her on Twitter at @SportsWithDara.

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