Student super fans enjoy local sports teams


Reagan Devinney and Connor Doane

College teams have numerous fans, but some fans here stand out from the rest. The major fan bases in the area are for the University of Kansas (KU), Kansas State University (KSU) or University of Missouri (MU). Andrew Edrington, junior and KU fan, said he was a Kansas fan the moment he was born. He said, “I’m a KU fan because I was raised around KU, and it brings a sense of unity being a KU fan.” Edrington can always be seen wearing the Jayhawk logo; he said he has so much KU gear he can’t even count. He has good hopes for the basketball season, saying “the veterans will help out a lot this year.” The football team is not something KU fans are that proud of, but Edrington said, “They’ll be good eventually, just give them two or three years.” Edrington is planning on going to KU and is excited to be a part of the KU student body. Nathan Enserro, senior, started being a KSU fan when he went to Manhattan to see them play in 2010. He said he’s a K-State fan because “it feels like one big family.” As a massive K-State football fan, he has season tickets. He said, “I have high hopes for next season even though they’re losing a couple of guys.” He also thinks K-State should be more recognized for equestrian sports such as jumping and horsemanship. K-State ranks nationally in equestrian sports almost every year. Enserro is planning on going to K-State and has Wildcat gear from hats to Zubaz pants. Kinzer Bestgen, senior, has been a University of Missouri fan ever since he knew what a Tiger was. He said, “I’m a fan because I love the traditions of the school.” He follows both the basketball and football programs and said that the basketball team “just needs some new players.” He’s not planning on going to MU, but he said he will still always be a Mizzou fan.