Friday, July 3, 2015



K-State Sports - Triangulate

  • Triangulate | April 21, 2014

    Bill Aye, the first basketball student-manager at K-State

    Bill Aye was born in Manhattan on Feb. 19, 1929 and lived at 410 Houston Street. His mother, Mary Adda Boone-Webb, daughter of Fred Boone, who owned the Gillett hotel right next door, met her husband Herbert Webb during a family vacation trip to Bay Lake, Minn. “My

  • Triangulate | January 28, 2014

    Wilson brothers played key role in breaking down basketball’s color barrier

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    Although there were a few major college’s like Columbia University who permitted an African American to play college basketball back in the 1930’s- and UCLA allowing Jackie Robinson to compete in basketball in the Pacific Coast conference in 1941, it wasn’t until the late 1940’

  • Triangulate | January 28, 2014

    Mahoney breakaway rim and glass-backboard adjustments changed the game

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    Ken Mahoney was a member of Kansas State’s first Final Four team in 1947. His older brother Elmo led the charge in the Kansas legislature during the late 40’s to get the funding to build Ahearn field house.  Together they changed the game of

  • Triangulate | September 30, 2013

    Nixon seeks K-State’s acceptance in 1970 speech

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    It was a cloudy day on the Kansas State campus the morning of Sept. 16, 1970 when those of us sitting in Ahearn Field House heard the roaring engines of a helicopter landing just north of the basketball facility on the ROTC practice field — the site where

  • Triangulate | September 11, 2013

    Milton Eisenhower breaks color barrier at KSU

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    Throughout his career, former Kansas State University president Milton Eisenhower gained national recognition for his work in government and higher education. While at K-State he introduced the liberal arts program and played a key role in breaking down the color barrier both on the campus

  • Triangulate | September 10, 2013

    Jerry Venable arrives by bus to play for K-State

    Venable, globe trotter photo 1971

    Former Kansas State men’s basketball coach Cotton Fitzsimmons recruited Jerry Venable after seeing him play in the NJCAA national tournament in Hutchinson in the spring of 1968. Venable, a 6-foot-6 forward and two-time All-American at Ferrum (Va.) Junior College still owns the Staunton (Va.) High

  • Triangulate | August 20, 2013

    The Fab Four- A bond that has never been broken

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    Most people think of John, Paul, George and Ringo when they hear Fab Four because Beatlemania took the country by storm following their appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in February of 1964. When I think of the Fab Four, I think of Danny, Larry, Lonnie

  • Triangulate | July 25, 2013

    Dev Nelson meets Dolly on 1970 Nashville trip

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    It was Sunday, Dec. 13, 1970, and our Kansas State men’s basketball team was heading to Nashville for a game with Vanderbilt. We were 2-2 on the season and still celebrating our 75-74 victory over Wichita State from the night before on a game-winning shot in

  • Triangulate | July 16, 2013

    Kansas State Stuns Russia during a Three minute Cat Attack- in one of the greatest wins in Ahearn

    Russia Basketball Team 1978 The Kansas State athletic department faced many obstacles in preparing for the USSR National Basketball team’s visit to Ahearn Field-house during January of 1978. Band director Phil Hewett did not have the music to the Soviet National anthem and learned it was

  • Triangulate | June 28, 2013

    Mike Evans Learns Years Later How He was recruited by Kansas State

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    Mike Evans- Kansas State’s 2nd all time leading scorer in men’s basketball was doing a routine player background check as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets during the 1996 season, when he learned for the first time from North Carolina basketball coach Dean


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