Bosco spotted wearing crimson and blue on campus

Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, ruined his entire collection of purple clothing due to a "wardrobe malfunction." (File Photo | The Collegian)

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.

Jason Tidd graduated from Kansas State University's Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May 2017. He was the spring 2017 editor-in-chief, fall 2016 news editor and spring 2016 assistant news editor. While at K-State, Jason played baritone in the Pride of Wildcat Land marching band.