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Kansas is nearly the direct center of the United States, and features a healthy, competitive college sports landscape. Manhattan residents love their Kansas State Wildcats, while the people of Lawrence love their University of Kansas Jayhawks. To the south is Wichita, home to the Wichita State University Shockers. Travel through the Sunflower State during any season of the year and experience the excitement and thrills of college baseball, basketball, and football.
Kansas State University is a public institution and was established in 1863. Fielding 14 varsity level athletic teams competing in the Big 12 Conference, the K-State Wildcats have seen success in basketball, notably the women’s basketball team which has a top-15 all time winning percentage. The KSU football team has seen a range of success, including a number 1 overall ranking in 1998.
Established in 1865, the University of Kansas is the pride of Lawrence and surrounding neighbor cities like Topeka, Olathe, and Ottawa. The Kansas Jayhawks feature 18 varsity level athletic teams. Jayhawks men’s basketball has established itself as a top program in the country, with consistent top-10 rankings and appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Catch a game at the Allen Fieldhouse.
In Wichita, dubbed the “air capital of the world” because of a rich history of air plane manufacturing, fans travel from nearby cities like El Dorado, and Newton to check out the Wichita State Shockers. Competing in the Missouri Valley Conference, the WSU Shockers field competitive teams in sports like men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and men’s and women’s tennis.
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