MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – K-State’s Catbackers Tour is back to being in-person and revamped for 2022.

The tour starts in May and will be a travelling pep rally, featuring K-State student-athletes, coaches, Willie the Wildcat and the K-State cheer team. The tour begins May 17 in Salina, and ends June 6 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.

Head football coach Chris Klieman, men’s basketball associate head coach Ulric Maligi, assistant coaches from women’s basketball and select student-athletes will appear during the first week. The second week of the Catbacker Tour will feature new head men’s basketball coach Jerome Tang, assistant coaches from football and women’s basketball, and various student-athletes.

Catbacker Tour schedule:

May 17

  • Salina, Oakdale Park, 2-4 p.m. FREE
  • Great Bend, Knights of Columbus Hall, 6-8 p.m. $30/adults, 12&under FREE

May 18

  • Hays, Smoky Hill CC, 8:30-10:30 a.m. FREE
  • Colby, Meadow Lake GC, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $20/adults, $15/age12-6
  • Scott City, HRC Feedyard, 6-8 p.m. $35 donation

May 19

  • Liberal, Old Chicago (2867 Centennial Blvd.), 8-10 a.m. $20/adults, Students FREE
  • Dodge City, Boot Hill Distillery, 2-4 p.m. FREE
  • Garden City, Southwind GC, 6-8 p.m. $25/adults, $12/ages 12-6

May 24

  • Emporia, Emporia Fitness, 12-2 p.m. $15/adults, $6/ages 18-5
  • Kansas City, Pavilion at Shawnee Mission Park, 6-8 p.m. FREE

May 25

  • Hutchinson, AJ’s @ the Alley, 12-2 p.m. $10/adults, 12&under FREE
  • Wichita, Naftzger Park, 6-8 p.m. FREE

May 26

  • Marysville, Marysville City Park, 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. FREE
  • Topeka, Evergy Plaza, 6-8 p.m. FREE

June 6

  • Manhattan, K-State Alumni Association 6-8 p.m. FREE