If you aren't planning on going to Bill Snyder's first game back on the sidelines in Manhattan on September 5th, then use anything but the economy as your excuse.
The KSU athletic department has just announced that general admission ticket prices for their home opener vs. Massachussets will be $9. The $9 ticket price will also get you a front row seat to the "Kansas State Family Reunion" that will be part of the festivities that weekend in the Little Apple.
The athletic department claims they are dropping the ticket prices to reflect the prices of tickets when Snyder first took over the program in 1989. Good deal both ways here. It would have been terribly embarrassing to have only 20,000 fans there for the great coach's return. Also, instead of buying a ShamWow ($19.95) to help Vince Shlomi pay his legal fees, K-State fans can buy two tickets and bring a date. Major score.