Rivalries are what make college athletics one of a kind, and sometimes fanbases of opposing teams get caught up in the moment. That’s part of it.
Well, Kansas State is threatening to take away one of its traditions if the Wildcats’ student section doesn’t quit with the “extra curriculars.”
Wabash Cannonball has been played at Kansas State athletic events since 1968, but it is in jeopardy of being being nixed if the student section doesn’t stop chanting “F KU” as part of the song.
Now, this is hard habit to break as rivals around the country have found ways to work in chants like this to fight songs of every tune and melody. It’s just want fan bases do. However, losing something like the Wabash Cannonball is something that just can’t happen. This is one of the best traditions in the Big 12, and to see it go for something so petty is just something that shouldn’t happen.
K-State is set to host SEC foe Missouri this Saturday, so it won’t be long before we see if the K-State student section is willing to comply with the new rules.