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K-State takes home win
KU and K-State fans wait for the game to begin.
(Braxton Ullery)

There has always been a debate over whether KU or K-State is better, and almost all fans have a strong opinion about the other side. Dominic Rottinghaus, a seventh grader on the Eclipse team, prefers K-State. “I think K-State is better because they have better coaching staff and are just a better team.” Kamryn Smith, a 7th grader on the Voyager team, prefers KU. “I prefer KU because I have been a fan since I was born.” Well, fans of both teams got a chance to settle the debate on Saturday, November 18th, as the Kansas Jayhawks hosted their game against the Kansas State Wildcats. K-State was victorious, preventing KU from taking the lead in the 4th quarter with an interception in the endzone. The final score of the game was 31-27. The game was highly anticipated by fans from both teams, with many planning to attend the game in person. Mr. Heinritz, a seventh grade teacher on the All Stars team, attended the game. “I’ll tailgate on the hill, then go cheer the Jayhawks to victory!” While K-State may have won, KU fans still got a great game to watch. 

A pie chart showing the teams preferred by students and staff at WRMS.
(Joel LaCount)

K- State took home the win this game, but what team does WRMS think is better? According to a survey of WRMS, most people prefer KU, with it securing 47% of the vote. K-State got 36.9% of the vote, and 16.1% of people said they were indifferent. KU and K-State have been battling since 1902, so which team has won more games against the other? In total, KU has won 64 games against K-State, while K-State has won only 52 against KU, with 5 ties between both teams. K-State is also currently on their longest winning streak ever against KU, with 15 consecutive wins since 2009. No matter who wins, this duel is sure to continue for much, much longer.

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