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Kansas State plans a Star Wars Day at men’s basketball game

A scene from “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.”
A scene from “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.” Tribune News Services

“Star Wars” is everywhere these days, right?

Seems like the only place you can go to escape it is something like a Kansas State basketball game.


Kansas State will be host to a Star Wars Day at Bramlage Coliseum on Nov. 29 when the Wildcats take on South Carolina State. The game tips at 2 p.m.

According to a release from Kansas State, characters from the movies will be on hand and there will be a fan costume contest. The prizes include a remote-controlled Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter, a voice-activated Jedi Master Yoda Figure and a BB-8, the soccer-ball droid from “The Force Awakens” trailers.

But wait, there’s more.

The first 1,000 fans will get a “Star Wars”-themed koozie.

Now comes the good stuff.

Again, from the release from K-State: All students in attendance will be eligible to win one of the two grand prizes: a flat-screen TV and Blu-Ray player with the entire “Star Wars” series on Blu-Ray, and a PS4 bundle with the new “Star Wars” video game.

One more thing: K-State would like fans to bring a “Star Wars”-themed toy to donate to Operation Santa Claus, which benefits underprivileged families.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff