Wildcat Victory

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"Wildcat Victory"
Written 1927
Genre Fight song
Songwriter(s) Harry E. Erickson
The 2006 KSU Marching Band marching to "Wildcat Victory"

"Wildcat Victory" is Kansas State University's official fight song.[1] It was written in 1927[2] by Harry E. Erickson, when the school was still known as Kansas State Agricultural College. In addition to this song, the Kansas State University Marching Band also commonly plays "Wabash Cannonball" as an alternate fight song.[3] John Philip Sousa's "Kansas Wildcat March," written for the school, is Kansas State's official march.

On occasion, "Wildcat Victory" may be played for notable alumnus of Kansas State University by other bands.[4]

Other uses[edit]

Lamar University's fight song, "Go Big Red," uses the same tune as "Wildcat Victory." The tune is also used across the country by various high schools as their fight song.[5]


  1. ^ Studwell, William Emmett; Schueneman, Bruce. "College fight songs: an annotated anthology". Hayworth Press. p. 10. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Schrag, Tim (August 14, 2011). "Wildcat Lore: 'Wabash Cannonball' dance grows popular in the early '90s". Manhattan Mercury. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Plumer, Harry (October 8, 2011). "'Wabash Cannonball' a proud tradition for Kansas State". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hayden Inaugurates Baldwin Tour Train". Lawrence Journal-World. August 9, 1987. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ Gordon, Ken (September 23, 2011). "High schools often borrow fight songs from colleges, but one tune raises eyebrows — or worse — in central Ohio". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 

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