the K-State Swag Team

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K-State’s head football equipment manager Al Cerbe packs players fleece tops at the Vanier Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on December 18, 2013 for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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K-State’s team caps are boxed for shipment to Tempe, Arizona on December 18, 2013.

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K-State’s Nick Lawson packs t-shirts into athletic department staff travel bags at the Vanier Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on December 18, 2013 for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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K-State’s Bruce Swank loads team luggage into a semi-trailer at the Bradenberry Indoor Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on December 19, 2013 for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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K-State’s assistant football equipment manager Chris Scheideman leaps over a pile of empty boxes after the shoes were packed in athletic department staff travel bags at the Vanier Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on December 20, 2013 for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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K-State’s head athletic equipment manager Will Rodecap throws practice gear into a dryer at the Vanier Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on December 21, 2013 for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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K-State’s assistant football equipment manager Chris Scheideman rubs his eyes after working a 24-hour day packing team equipment at the Vanier Complex on December 20, 2013.

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K-State’s Zach Reinhardt pushes a bin full of players practice gear bags out of the locker room at the Vanier Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on December 21, 2013 for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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K-State’s Nick Lawson and Joseph Prud’homme load practice gear bags into a semi-trailer at the Vanier Complex in Manhattan, Kansas on December 21, 2013 for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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K-State’s John Brown drives the equipment truck to Tempe, Arizona on December 21, 2013.

I spent four days shooting photos of the K-State football equipment team, or The Swag Team, as they moved everything from Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona for the week of December 23, 2013.

“Swag” is a slang word for a person’s accessories, belongings, or style of dress.

My sincere appreciation to K-State’s head athletic equipment manager Will Rodecap, head football equipment manager Al Cerbe, assistant football equipment manager Chris Scheideman, all 14 student managers, and team truck driver John Brown for giving me unlimited access to them.

The complete photo gallery can be viewed at kstatesports.cstv.com/view.gal?id=152575

-scott weaver

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