KC Kingdom is growing and our goal is to be the best Kansas City area sports site on the internet. Ben and I are pleased to announce we have added several new staff members, including Steven Seib. Steven will be helping in our effort to expand our Kansas State Wildcat coverage, and we are excited to have writing for KC Kingdom. Steven’s first piece was a review of the Wildcat’s championship 2012 and you can read it here.
Steven has taken the time to answer the eight questions asked of all our new knights. Get to know Steven Seib:
How did you become a fan of the team you’re covering? I was raised following the Kansas City regional teams – KU, K-State and Nebraska – but once I started as a student at Kansas State I absolutely fell in love with Manhattan and the Kansas State atmosphere. I love the feeling of family that resounds in every athletic team and the players who embrace that and play with passion for their family.
Where did you grow up and where do you currently live? I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and Overland Park, Kansas before moving to Manhattan where I now live.
What is your college/educational background? I’m currently an undergraduate student at Kansas State. I originally came to K-State as a political science major, but have since changed my major and now study at the A. Q. Miller School of Journalism.
What do you do for a living? I’m a full time student at Kansas State University. I’m also the sports director and a broadcaster for Kansas State’s student-run radio station, The Wildcat 91.9.
What is your family situation (wife, kids, etc.)? Single
What do you like to do for fun (sports related or otherwise)? Aside from going to as many K-State sports events as I can, I enjoy keeping up with soccer, both international leagues as well as the MLS, and I try to go to as many Sporting KC games as possible. I also keep up with the Royals and the Chiefs when it’s not too depressing. When I’m not watching sports, you can often find me on my PS3 living vicariously through sports games like Fifa, NCAA Football, Madden or NBA 2k. I also love the Flint Hills and try to go out to the Konza prairie to hike the trails there whenever I get the chance.
What is your favorite sports moment or memory? Being at Bill Snyder Family Stadium for the last game of the season against Texas was definitely my favorite moment – the stadium was electric throughout the game and exploded afterwards when K-State officially clinched the Big XII title.
What are your least favorite team(s) and why? I actually grew up in a house divided – my mom a devout Nebraska Husker and my dad a University of Kansas alumnus – so I have less KU hate than the average K-State fan, but I’d still put them on the list. Being K-State’s in-state rivals and our so-called ‘older brother’ school earns them a secure spot on my least favorite team list.
If you love any of the following teams – Chiefs, Royals. Sporting KC, Tigers, Wildcats, or Jayhawks – and would like an opportunity to write about on KC Kingdom, feel free to fill out our on-line application.