Manhattan, KS

Oldest Public University in Kansas
Founded 1863

The second public university in the nation to admit women and men equally

Mr. and Mrs. Noodle love Eco-Cat and Kansas State University
KSU Starry Night

First University in the nation to teach printing courses which lead to the school of journalism

Enrollment in the first session had 52 students
Oklahoma State University

Founded 1890

Ranked 4th in the Nation for Total National Championships

Originally named Oklahoma A&M, changed the name in 1957

One of the original buildings was a barn used as part agricultural experiment station.  It was burned down in 1922, the pond behind the building is still there today, known as the Theta Pond.

Oklahoma University

Founded in 1890
Motto: Civil et reipublicae
"For the citizen and for the state"

Frank Lloyd Wright coined the term Cherokee Gothic style after visiting the campus

(Check out the time on the Clock)

Texas Tech University

Founded 1923
Lubbock, TX

Only University in the nation to offer undergraduate, law school, and medical school on the same campus

The Masked Rider is the school's oldest mascot.  The "ghost rider" leads the football team into every home game, tradition started in 1954.

Kansas University

Founded 1865

Located on Mount Oread, the highest point in Lawrence, KS

KU's Basketball program is ranked 2nd most winning teams among college basketball

3 NCAA National Championships in Basketball

Dwight Gooden

"Dr. K"
Cy Young Winner 1985
3 time World Series Champion
No Hitter 1996

Jacob traded this painting for a trip to and from Dallas, TX.  It was a good "Time".  Thanks Rob and gopowercat.com

Liberal High School

Only High School within Liberal city limits

Home of Miss USA 1991 and Noodle

Mascot: Redskins

Principle: Keith Adams

Seward County Community College

Nickname: Saints
Founded: 1967
Liberal, KS

Noteable Basketball stars such as 
Martin Lewis (Drafted NBA 1995) and Mark Siebert (Garmin Corp Challenge Basketball winner) 


This is a combination of Texas and KU holding the national title trophy, one half of the player being Texas and the other half being the KU player.  The trophy is split down the middle to show the football and basketball trophy.

The "Big Twelve" or "Big XII" are incorrect titles according to their website.  They trademarked "Big 12 Conference", which is not the logo they use, common seen as the "Big XII".

The conference was founded in 1994 after a merger of one of the oldest conference's the Big 8 established in 1907
Baylor Bears

This painting has the correct mix of Baylor, O'Georges, and Delta Tau Delta

Location: Waco, Texas

Private Christian University

Founded: 1845

2011-12 was named "Year of the Bear" for the four major sports winning an NCAA record 129 games combined.  They had all 19 sports advance to the post season as well.

Kansas State University

Anderson Hall originally called Practical Agriculture Building in 1879

Has housed a canteen, barbershop, and chapel over the years

1965 98-bell carillon was installed as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Hockins

1993 the tower was struck by lightning

KU National Championship 2007-08

"The Shot"

Mario shooting for the win against Memphis winning the game 75 - 68

Side Note: Lost to #24 KSU at Bramlage this season 75 - 84
Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Bill played defensive back at William Jewell

​Hired at KSU 1989
Bill's team won 1 game in his first season

​Taken 14 teams to Bowls

Eight of his assistants have become D1 head coaches

3x Big 12 Coach of the Year

Nebraska Football

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Memorial Stadium holds 86,000, have sold out their home games since 1962.  Nebraska's third largest city is under 85,000 in population.

5 National Titles

Referred as the "Cornhuskers" since 1901

Love At the K

Above actual picture and to the right the painting of the "moment".  Great place to catch foul balls.
Mile High

Sports Authority Field

Holds: 76,125 people

Home of the:
Denver Broncos
Denver Outlaws
Colorado Rapids
Rocky Mountain Showdown
Jerry's World

Home of the Dallas Cowboys

Record attendance 105,121 Giants game 09

1 Lengends Way Arlington, TX

Home to the Cotton Bowl

Home of the Cowboyrita

Big 12 Friends Forever

Have been members of: Mountain West, Conf. USA, WAC, Southwest, Texas IAA, and now Big 12

Gary Patterson had never had more than a 2 loss season until joining the Big 12

Gary was the AP coach of the year 2009

TCU founded in 1873

1885 - 1910 TCU was moved and located in Waco, Texas.  During that time they changed the name to TCU, added a football program, picked their colors purple/white, and chose the Horned Frog as their mascot.   

Smoked-Out NASCAR

NASCAR founded: 1948

Headquarters: Daytona Beach, FL

Second in TV Sporting Rating to the NFL

Broadcast in 150 countries

Livestrong Sporting Park

Lamar Hunt was the founder and co-founder of the AFL, KC Chiefs, United Soccer Association, MLS, and the Kansas City Wizards

After league expansion in 2005 the team moved from the West to the Eastern Conference

 The section north of the field seats the "Cauldron" which name comes from the large metal pots 'wizards' would have used.

Davy Arnaud has played the most games with the club (241).  2011 he was traded to the new Montreal Impact where he scored the first ever goal against the Chicago Fire.
This painting was donated to be auctioned to benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters at Harrah's Casino in Kansas City

Thanks to Kristin and the Sporting KC family for getting this signed for the auction.

Thank you to those players that were available to sign the painting for the auction including Graham Zusi, Chance Myers, Kevin Ellis, Eric Kronberg, Jon Kempin, Seth Sinovic, and Jimmy Nielsen.

Wildcat Victory

Fight, you K-State Wildcats
 For Alma Mater fight-fight-Fight!
 Glory in the Combat
 For the purple and the White.

Faithful to our Colors
 We will ever Be,
 Fighting ever fighting for A
 Wildcat Victory!

Go State!

Buckin Bronco

In 1962 Denver started using the bucking horse as a logo

 The bucking horse was redesigned in 1968 featuring the bronco with the letter "D"

Broncos logo was redesigned again in 1997 along with the Jersey's

Ex-Bronco players that are broadcasting include:  Shannon Sharpe, Mark Schlereth, Alfred Williams, Tom Jackson, Terrell Davis

Broncos defeated the Chiefs at Arrowhead in 1997 to go on to win their first Super Bowl