Kansas State men’s basketball is a win away from the Final Four after upsetting Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Atlanta, Ga.
Bruce Weber, in his sixth season as the team’s coach, has Kansas State fans as excited about basketball since the Wildcats’ last Elite Eight appearance in 2010. But while all of the focus for K-State athletics might be on the hardwood, that hasn’t kept the attention away from the school’s most beloved sports figure — football coach Bill Snyder.
Snyder, 78, is set to return to Manhattan, Kan. for his 27th season leading the football team this fall. And the man who saved the program when he arrived in the late 1980’s got plenty of attention on Twitter Thursday night as the K-State men’s basketball team took another step closer to the dream of a national title — an unlikely NCAA Tournament run as is, to say the least.
Here are some of the best Twitter moments aimed at the famed Kansas State football coach as his basketball counterpart, Weber, now has the Wildcats men’s basketball team just a win away from the Final Four after an unlikely victory in the heart of SEC territory.
Bill Snyder finds his way into March Madness
Bill Snyder's wizardry knows no bounds
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) March 23, 2018
Is Bill Snyder coaching this K-State team?
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 23, 2018
Bill Snyder is a magician.
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) March 23, 2018
Bill Snyder to the elite eight
— Michael Cody Stephenson (@10after7) March 23, 2018
Somehow, Bill Snyder is the reason kstate won tonight #emaw
— bob (@thee_snowman) March 23, 2018
Bill Snyder will get credit for this KState W
— Brad D (@BradPGHOAK) March 23, 2018
Is Bill Snyder the basketball coach too?
— Cowboy till Death (@petes_pistols) March 23, 2018
And if the Wildcats do punch their ticket to the Final Four, there are likely a lot more of these to come.
Kansas State is one of four Big 12 teams left in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Kansas, Texas Tech and West Virginia all play for a trip to the Elite Eight on Friday. Texas Tech and West Virginia will face each other in the ensuing round if both teams win their respective games vs. Purdue and Villanova in Boston, Mass.
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