Letter to the editor: The ‘KU chant’ is embarrassing for alumni, parents


This letter is in response to those few students who have chosen to denigrate Kansas State by continually directing derogatory deeds and speech, frequently vulgar, towards the University of Kansas and to those who boo opponents at football and basketball games as those opponents come on to the field or court.

People, it’s childish, unnecessary and only displays your individual lack of maturity. It does not add to the atmosphere of the contest and only serves to embarrass both you and the majority of the student body.

I’m not one who opposes a boo here and there when there is a bad call or missed call. But directing vulgarity towards KU and booing opponents serves no purpose.

I was at the Baylor game last Saturday, and because our seats were on the student side of the stadium a couple sections south, I did not hear the chant. But through chanting and the resulting action by the band, those who participated gave the student body a black eye.

The chanting also offended fans on the west side of the stadium and created uneasiness for parents who brought younger K-State fans.

Please stop this childish behavior so we can all enjoy the game. Thank you.

Tim Edwards is a Kansas State alum who graduated in 1975. The views and opinions expressed in this letter are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Collegian. Please send comments to opinion@kstatecollegian.com.