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Putting the “K” in K-State - Part 1

Kansas State athletes come from everywhere, but the vast majority of Wildcats, particularly those who play football and basketball, come from Kansas.

There are 105 counties in Kansas, ranging from Johnson County, home to over half a million people, to tiny Greeley (pop. 1,298) on the border with Colorado. I will be the first to admit that I had heard of less than half these counties, and I couldn’t find them on a map without the help of Google. It was a surprise to me then that nearly all of the state’s counties are represented on this all-time roster of Kansas State athletes, spanning different sports and various eras of school history.