With the Kansas State men’s basketball team squaring up against Kansas at home tonight, the “F*** KU” chant has been a big focus of Sunflower Showdown.
In recent years, the K-State student section has chanted against KU at football and men’s basketball games, but students have also chanted it at games against other teams.
Here are some of the reactions K-State fans have had to recent attempts to stop the “F*** KU” chant, using the #StopTheChant hashtag on Twitter.
One user commented that though she does not like KU, the chant is not classy.
— Celine Beggs (@Miss_CeeMarie) January 27, 2018
Wildcat Watch shared the same sentiment, featuring a dancing cat.
— Wildcat Watch (@wildcatwatchksu) January 28, 2018
The Black Student Union shared its stance on the chant as well, asking followers to show sportsmanship.
Students! Let’s rally together tomorrow and be sportsman like when we cheer on our K-State basketball team by NOT chanting “that specific chant” during the game. Join us in our efforts to #StopTheChant
— Black Student Union (@ksubsu) January 28, 2018
One fan warned that the chant may not help the Wildcats on the court.
The f*** KU chant only fires up the KU players and does nothing for our own team…… #StopTheChant
— Kylie Andres (@smileyykylie2) January 26, 2018
Another student brought up several reasons against “F*** KU.”
Forget that we lose donors over "The Chant". Forget that we lose the respect of loyal alumni. Forget that Bill Self says it pumps them up. Ask yourself this: would you chant "F KU" in front of your grandparents? Your nieces or nephews? #StopTheChant
— James Krotz (@KrotzForKState) January 27, 2018
Today is also the state of Kansas’s birthday, and one user shared her Kansas Day wish: to #StopTheChant.
All I want for #KansasDay is for the KSTATE family to show all attending and watching the #SunFlowerShowdown that the #wildcatway is one of good character and fierce competition as the Cats win #StopTheChant pic.twitter.com/27EqkZBSpO
— Stephanie Bannister (@drsbann) January 28, 2018
However, some people are asking for more “Sandstorm.”
— Justin Kannard (@JKannard) January 28, 2018
And another user says “F*** KU” is not worth worrying about.
— Giorgio Armani™ (@love_thy_sosa) January 28, 2018
The Wildcats and the Jayhawks will face off in Bramlage Coliseum tonight at 8 p.m. Yesterday, the women’s basketball team beat KU 63-59 in overtime in Lawrence.