1. Octagon of Doom
In the late 2000’s fans started calling Bramlage Coliseum the “Octagon of Doom” due to its eight sides. The nickname stuck and today you can see fans bring octagon shaped signs that say “Doom” and wearing “Doom” shirts, so bring a “Doom” sign or shirt to the game with you to join in on the fun.
2. Wabash Cannonball
One of the most famous traditions at K-State is the rocking back and forth that the fans do when “Wabash Cannonball” is played. Start rocking back and forth when you hear the tune to join your fellow K-State fans in rooting on the Wildcats.
All around the concourse are trophies won by the K-State men’s and women’s basketball teams over the years. Make sure to check these out and remember all of the biggest victories in Wildcats history.
4. Willie the Wildcat
Willie has been the Wildcats official mascot since 1947 and today can be seen performing throughout the game. One of his most famous antics include crowd surfing. Look for Willie to energize the crowd to give the Wildcat that extra bit of enthusiasm they need.
5. Fred Bramlage Statue
Outside of Bramlage Coliseum is a statue of its namesake, Fred Bramlage. Take a minute to check out the statue before the game.
5. Sunflower Showdown: Kansas State-Kansas Rivalry
Kansas State and Kansas have an age old rivalry that dates back to the creation of the two universities in the 1860s. Since then the two schools have created an intense basketball rivalry that began in 1907. The rivalry between the Wildcats and Jayhawks was at its peak in the 1950s when the two teams were regularly ranked in the Top 10. If you want to see the biggest game of the year, don’t miss it when the Jayhawks come to Bramlage Coliseum.
7. Retired Number Banners
Hanging from the rafters of Bramlage Coliseum are banners honoring all of the players to have their numbers retired by K-State. Take them all in and recall your favorite memories of players such as Bob Boozer, Rolando Blackman, and Mitch Redmond.
8. Pep Band
The Wildcats pep band puts on an incredible show and keeps everyone engaged in the action. Even when the Wildcats are struggling the pep band keeps everyone in good spirits, so enjoy their music when attending a Wildcats game.
9. Concourse Pictures and Border
On the concourse, you’ll see a variety of pictures of all of the best players and moments in Wildcats basketball history. There is also a border showcasing all of the program’s conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances, so take a walk of the concourse before the game.
10. Student Section Chants
Throughout the game you’ll hear several chants from the student section such as “Bring on the Cats, Bring on the Cats,” the foul chant, and the three point chant. Join in on these chants to show your support for the Wildcats and have a blast.