"A LAND OF STRANGE BASKETBALL FANS?" Top 5 Page for this destination Hays by Rich62

Hays Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 110 photos

THE GAME

HERE ARE THE STUDENTS AT FT. HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY at a basketball game. They seem to be locked in another time, like maybe 1970. For example, despite current concerns over alcohol abuse on campuses, they have their pep band play "In heaven there is no beer/thats why we drink it here...." etc. Where we were sitting, there were grown women who jumped up to clap along each time it was played, as though it were some sort of Hays official anthem. sad.
Then the students and even some adults spent the whole of two games shredding newspapers and throwing the confetti in the air every time the least thing happened on the court, even a free throw or a time out! weird. The students seemed more concerned with yelling obscenities toward the visiting team and fans than in supporting their own team. Many wore obscene T-shirts to the game.
Apparently the administration of the school offers little or no guidance here.

ENTERING HAYS

THIS IS WHAT it looks like taking the main exit into Hays off of I-70 coming from the east.

This is probably exit #159, which would put you on hwy. 183. Most of Hays is to the south of the interstate.

MYSTERY MUSHROOM

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS IS. Probably either a church or one of those domes to store sand that the county spreads on roads when its icy.

Recently a Flickr friend emailed me to say that he thinks this might be a museum of natural history. Fossils and the like.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:THERE ARE SOME PLACES TO EAT THERE
  • Cons:A COLLEGE WITH VERY POOR SPORTSMANSHIP
  • In a nutshell:I DON'T CARE MUCH FOR IT
  • Last visit to Hays: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 1, 2006
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (2)

Comments (1)

  • caffeine_induced78's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2006 at 11:44 PM

    Hey Rich! Another great page on a small high plains town by you. What?! CU is known for poor sportmanship? ;-) Did I mention that I go to the Univ. of Colorado at Denver and not CU? I always have to point that out with pride (No Athletics).

Rich62

“Love those small towns”

Online Now

Male

Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 1 5 0

Badges & Stats in Hays

  • 2 Reviews
  • 13 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 1 Comments
  • 487PageViews

Have you been to Hays?

  Share Your Travels  

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)