December 11, 2006

Autograph session a hit with fans

The final impression of the Kansas State football season won't be the line of fans that wrapped around Bramlage Coliseum on a cool Sunday night. But after patiently waiting for the doors to open, several hundred K-State fans flooded the concourse to offer congratulations, get autographs from players and head coach Ron Prince, and take home another memory a few weeks from the Wildcats' first bowl game in three seasons.

K-State students Libby Coulter and Hannah Hartsig were the first two in line outside the south side entrance to the arena. The pair of freshmen from Overland Park, carrying armfuls of mini-footballs, had been stationed there for nearly two hours.

"Honestly, the players will be most excited when we come through first - a couple of good-looking girls," Coulter chuckled.

Coulter wanted to say hello to senior kicker Jeff Snodgrass, her favorite player and a Leawood native. Hartsig was on the lookout for free safety Andrew Erker, as both graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High.

The girls also wanted to meet Prince.

After all, they met the rest of the Prince clan a few nights before.

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