BREAKING: K-State announces potential for naming rights partner with Bramlage Coliseum

The student section throws up newspaper scraps in the player introductions tradition against Oklahoma State. KSU defeated OSU 65-57 on Jan. 10, 2023, at Bramlage Colosseum. (Archive photo by Reece Bachta | Collegian Media Group)

K-State Athletics announced a partnership with Independent Sports and Entertainment on Thursday to identify a potential partner in the naming rights for Bramlage Coliseum.

“We are excited to work with ISE on this incredible opportunity as we continue to identify ways to advance our athletics program,” Athletics Director Gene Taylor said in a statement to K-State Athletics. “As we move forward in the Big 12 Conference, it is crucial that we continue to explore new avenues of revenue to then invest back into our student-athletes and their experience at K-State.”

Bramlage Coliseum has been the home of the men’s and women’s basketball teams at K-State since 1988 and hosted volleyball in previous years. The men’s team debuted in Bramlage Coliseum on Nov. 27, 1988, and have won 75% of its games there since. The women’s team has a .712 winning percentage at Bramlage Coliseum, including 29 victories in the past two seasons.

“We had a great conversation with the Bramlage family and as this process unfolds, we will continue to inform them of our progress and all potential naming ideas and options,” Taylor said. “They also know that in ISE, we have a partner that shares the same vision and understanding of the culture here at K-State.”