As soon as the doors opened to Bramlage Coliseum at 8 a.m. Saturday, the K-State fans came pouring in.
Some had been waiting outside for hours, lining up since before 3 a.m. to get inside their beloved Octagon of Doom. Within minutes, thousands of purple-clad fans were standing on their seats, waving homemade signs and swaying to the Wabash Cannonball.
They were up early to take part in the popular ESPN program “College GameDay,” which was televised live from Bramlage throughout the morning in anticipation of tonight’s 6 p.m. tip between No. 11 Kansas State and No. 2 Kansas.
It was a party from start to finish, and ESPN announcers sent the Wildcats fans away in style by informing them that by coming out in impressive numbers — 8,159 to be exact — they had set a new attendance record for the show.