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To chagrin of Wildcats, Jayhawk fans turn Manhattan ‘KS’ rocks into ‘KU

Vandals worked over a hillside sign near Manhattan to make a KU reference. Area police are investigating the incident.

March 4, 2010

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Vandals turn 'KS' sign in Manhattan into 'KU'

Vandals used trash bags to turn a KS sign in Manhattan into a KU sign after the Jayhawks' victory in the Sunflower Showdown. Enlarge video

As you drive on Kansas Highway 177 toward I-70 near Manhattan, you see a rock sign on the hill that reads "KS."

At least, it used to. As of Thursday morning, that "KS" had been converted into a "KU" — just hours after the Kansas Jayhawks knocked off the K-State Wildcats in Allen Fieldhouse.

Those responsible used black and white trash bags to convert the S into a U.

Riley County Police are investigating the incident as an act of vandalism.

Comments

somebodynew 4 years, 1 month ago

@bad_dog - LOL!!!! Best one I have heard.

My interpretation is Every Man A Wussie.

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Brave21Hawk 4 years, 1 month ago

Probably some over zealous Manhattan High students who are Jayhawk basketball fans. There was plastic put over it is all. Prank not vandalism!

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bad_dog 4 years, 1 month ago

"EMAW" Ewes Make Awesome Wives...

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yourworstnightmare 4 years, 1 month ago

"Every Man a Wildcat"

I prefer the previous poster's interpretation: Every Mildcat a Wanker

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TheOriginalCA 4 years, 1 month ago

Hmmm "White Trash" bags in Riley County? Nooooooooooo!!!!

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ENGWOOD 4 years, 1 month ago

K icked their U gly butts HHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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TheBigW 4 years, 1 month ago

trinity (anonymous) says… what on earth IS that "emaw" thing, anyways???? i keep seeing it and have no clue what it is supposed to mean!

"Every Man a Wildcat"

Try Google sometime it's a neat little trick.

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Shane Garrett 4 years, 1 month ago

Just like to say that the women at K-state are very attractive. And as the weather outside is warming the girls start shedding clothing... (to the tune of let it snow)
Or is that just shedding?

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BABBOY 4 years, 1 month ago

Yep. Not really worth a news article on it.

But, on the other hand, it looks like Channel 49 covered it and I am the 46th comment.

Yawn. I guess I will go buy a can of purple spray paint.............E ..........M........A.........W

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bblbfolks 4 years, 1 month ago

For crying out loud people...IT'S A COLLEGE PRANK! Get over it already. I lived near Manhattan for years, and despise KU. But even I think that was pretty funny. If the real police didn't want to take care of it, I'm sure some of the school's rent-A-cops could have segued on up the hill to pick up the trash bags. Hey, at least the vandals were nice enough to leave you with the materials to clean up the prank.

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gwjayhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

While I love this, it does look more like an 8...Maybe some guy was simply trying to profess his love for his girlfriend "Kate".

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bad_dog 4 years, 1 month ago

Seems like there's an echo in here, here, here...

j/k w/my comment above, BorderRat.

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trinity 4 years, 1 month ago

what on earth IS that "emaw" thing, anyways???? i keep seeing it and have no clue what it is supposed to mean! oh and as for this brilliant work being a crime? shyeah, right, whatev.

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hammerhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Gotta love it. Vandalism??!! Get a life. Great job, I say. It sure beats throwing live chickens on the court.

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hammerhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Gotta love it. Vandalism??!! Get a life. Great job, I say. It sure beats throwing live chickens on the court.

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hammerhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Gotta love it. Vandalism??!! Get a life. Great job, I say. It sure beats throwing live chickens on the court.

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hammerhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Gotta love it. Vandalism??!! Get a life. Great job, I say. It sure beats throwing live chickens on the court.

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hammerhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Gotta love it. Vandalism??!! Get a life. Great job, I say. It sure beats throwing live chickens on the court.

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hammerhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Gotta love it. Vandalism??!! Get a life. Great job, I say. It sure beats throwing live chickens on the court.

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hammerhawk 4 years, 1 month ago

Wow. Gotta love it. Vandalism??!! Get a life. Great job, I say. It sure beats throwing live chickens on the court.

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TheBigW 4 years, 1 month ago

InspectorJo (anonymous) says… Go fight some real crime.

Has to be one of the biggest in the county this decade, I bet they got out all the cop stuff in the cop storage locker to use and had half the city force and most the county force out there and sealed the scene in crime tape, dustin for prints and takin shoe imprint castings and hound dogs too, bet they called in choppers from the Big Red 1 for aerial images with the circles and arrows and those paragraphs on the backside of each one, got the KBI over to use their cop stuff too...... next thing you know they be reqesting funding from the state for more cops stuff and night vision cameras to place in the trees to put a stop to such an crime of the century in the future.

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InspectorJo 4 years, 1 month ago

"Riley County Police are investigating the incident as an act of vandalism."

They must have nothing better to do, for goodness sake, they are trash bags neatly placed I might add. All in good fun and no harm done. Go fight some real crime.

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kujayhawk7476 4 years, 1 month ago

I wish the authorities would have been as diligent investigating of the sexual battery of my daughter at the hands of a KSU fan during the KU-KSU football game in the fall of 2008.

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BorderRat 4 years, 1 month ago

bad-dog, I couldn't help it. It seemed appropriate.

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Shardwurm 4 years, 1 month ago

That KS has a pretty interesting history. There was a fad back in the 20s to do this kind of thing and that 'KS' is one of the few in the midwest. Google it.

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bad_dog 4 years, 1 month ago

Careful BorderRat-you're using the "r" word...

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BorderRat 4 years, 1 month ago

To call it an act of vandalism is retarded.

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captjacksmom 4 years, 1 month ago

You can't spell the word suck without the letters KSU!!!

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Jeff Plinsky 4 years, 1 month ago

Assuming nothing was broken, stolen, or permanently damaged, I have to say . . . .

KU fans for the win!!!

And newmedia, you assume that Missou fans can think two steps ahead. That may, or may not, be an accurate assumption.

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newmedia 4 years, 1 month ago

Obviously done by a Missouri fan as a diversion.

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Christine Anderson 4 years, 1 month ago

To charge this as a crime is ridiculous! Let the Losers with a capital "L" go pick up all the trash bags and take them to a recycling center. K-State still had it coming from the time in the early '80's, when they came to Lawrence and put purple dye in the Chi Omega fountain!

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Bruce Bertsch 4 years, 1 month ago

Used to happen all the time in the 60's and 70's.

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brother_cumulus 4 years, 1 month ago

To be fair...all their women look like men.

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consumer1 4 years, 1 month ago

Frank Martin has lost any and all control of himself and his team. FIRE Frank Martin NOW!

isn't that the KU mangino rally call I hear????

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ron_mexico 4 years, 1 month ago

EMAW is sexist. Welcome to 2010 K-State fans, women vote now and are viewed as equals.

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Kristen Murphy 4 years, 1 month ago

Eh really? This is nothing new. A long time ago Nebraska used to come down and paint the "N"'s in the big "MANHATTAN" sign red. Seriously? Big freakin' deal. Like someone said before - it's no different than the KU sign getting painted over all.the.time. That never gets old either. This isn't the first time a KU fan has done this - I guess during football season this year right before the KU/KSU game - someone painted red and blue all over the stadium and the football complex - that's just as bad as the sign on 70 getting vandalized. Obviously they didn't catch the people involved and they probably won't catch them now. It happens.

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Stuart Evans 4 years, 1 month ago

I love that sign. years ago I would take my girlfriend up there and....nevermind, material for a different forum.

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Will Babbit 4 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, Frank's lost control of his team...who are ranked higher than they have been in almost 50 years. That makes perfect sense. I'm certainly no K-State fan but you need your head examined...

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jchristine2 4 years, 1 month ago

I agree with "deathpenaltyliberal"

At least we don't resort to destroying billboards with spray paint, etc. That to me is true vandalism.

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jehovah_bob 4 years, 1 month ago

Looks like K8 to me. Maybe some ridiculous wildcats thought they could change it to K ST8, but they didn't know how to spell ST.

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ksjayhawk74 4 years, 1 month ago

K-State fans weren't angry about the incident until after someone told them what "KU" spells.

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Graczyk 4 years, 1 month ago

Vandalism. Right. What a joke. That's just good clean fun there. At least they didn't paint the rocks or apparently even move them. Get a life.

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Mel Briscoe 4 years, 1 month ago

oh well.... riley county is used to trash.

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jehovah_bob 4 years, 1 month ago

EMAW sounds like a braying donkey.

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rse1979 4 years, 1 month ago

Act of littering......maybe. Act of trespassing......likely. Act of vandalism.......give me a break.

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BruceWayne 4 years, 1 month ago

"knocked off" isn't that what they say when the underdog beats a far superior opponent? knocked off? it was total domination from the tip. Frank Martin has lost any and all control of himself and his team. FIRE Frank Martin NOW!

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deathpenaltyliberal 4 years, 1 month ago

Payback for the repeated spraying of "EMAW" on the KU billboard on I-70 between Topeka and the Manhattan exit. That's real vandalism, has anybody ever been caught for that?

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delta77 4 years, 1 month ago

Time to cut the Riley County Police budget.

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hujiko 4 years, 1 month ago

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

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