Saturday, January 7, 2012

2012 Cotton Bowl

     For the last few days I have been in the Dallas area spending time covering the 2012 Cotton Bowl as a photographer for the Kansas State Collegian. The Wildcats lost to Arkansas, 29-16, at Cowboys Stadium in front of a large crowd. It was by far the largest athletic event I have ever covered, and it was a great time, but what stands out the most to me from this trip is when we covered the K-State football team pay a visit to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Perhaps I am being too emotional about it, but the way the kids' eyes lit up and the smiles they had on their faces really struck me. Below are a few images from the past few days.

Kickoff at the 2012 Cotton Bowl

After defeating K-State in the 2012 Cotton Bowl, members of the Arkansas football team celebrate as confetti flies in Cowboys Stadium. (Photo by Logan M. Jones)
K-State head coach Bill Snyder, left, walks off of the field with his team for the last time this season after losing to Arkansas, 29-16, in the Cotton Bowl Friday night in Dallas. The Wildcats finish the season with a 10-3 record. (Photo by Logan M. Jones)
Cowboys Stadium
Ralph Guidry, left, a member of the K-State football team, shares a laugh with Kate, a 4-year-old patient at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children, Thursday morning. The entire football team visited the hospital to sign autographs and mingle with the children.
Freshman tight end Kyle Klein signs an autograph for 9-year-old Nakia at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children on Thursday morning.

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