Several Kansas State students earned scholarships today when they found a university administrator wearing the colors of the rival university.
Pat Bosco, vice president of student life and dean of students, is so well-known for always wearing purple that he tells students if they see him not wearing purple, he will give them a scholarship.
Now, three Wildcats earned $500 scholarships when they found Bosco wearing Jayhawk crimson and blue while at the April 1 K-State baseball game against TCU in Manhattan.
“I’m not sure what surprised me more, that Bosco was wearing crimson and blue, or that he was wearing a T-shirt and shorts,” said Skylar Shippe, freshman in gerontology. “It was red shorts, but really short like old basketball shorts, and a blue shirt. And he had long, white socks.”
Shippe said she could not tell whether or not there was a Jayhawk on Bosco’s shirt.
Bosco apologized in a press release for the “wardrobe malfunction:”
“Have you heard of colors bleeding together when you wash them? Well, mine went backward, and the purple clothes separated into crimson and blue. It is a terrible situation to be in, all of my purple ruined. I’m in grief over the loss of my ties.”
Shippe started a GoFundMe to raise money to purchase a new purple wardrobe — including ties — for Bosco.
“I feel for him,” Shippe said. “I remember the first time I washed my laundry on my own at college and how I ruined everything. I just don’t understand how the purple separated out when Dr. Bosco did it.”
This story is an April Fools’ joke and not intended to be taken seriously.