“The purple team has some bright stars, and it’ll sure make a stout showing in the home college competition.” That’s the synopsis of outlook for the Kansas State University Rodeo Team from longtime coach Doug Muller as college cowboys and cowgirls were pulling out all stakes in the practice pen last week.
“The show must go on.” That was K-State Rodeo Team Coach Doug Muller Thursday morning as snow and blizzard conditions closed roads throughout the Midwest. But, even though that true cowboy philosophy was the intent to follow, it was much more complicated.
Cowboys and cowgirls from throughout Kansas and Oklahoma will be in Manhattan this weekend. “The 57th annual K-State Rodeo is the first rodeo of the spring season for the Central Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association,” announced Beth McQuade, advisor of the K-State Rodeo Club, rodeo coordinators.
Rodeo is becoming a more important part of Kansas State University. “We have the new horse facilities at the Equestrian Center on the north edge of campus for the K-State Rodeo Club and Rodeo Team members to keep their horses, which has been a real asset to our program,” insisted Adam Pack, club president and […]