KU objects, KSU ignores Budweiser promotion

LAWRENCE | University of Kansas officials has joined several other universities across the county objecting to a new marketing campaign from Anheuser-Busch InBev.

However, Kansas State University officials aren't getting involved in complaints over the Bud Light "Fan Cans" — beer cans distributed in the colors of major universities.

Jim Marchiony, associate athletics director at Kansas, says the school wrote the beer company three weeks ago to try to prevent the cans from appearing in Lawrence. He says the cans might appeal to underage drinkers, and the university didn't want anyone to think Kansas endorsed the promotion.

But Kansas State officials say they won't join the protest. Pat Bosco, dean of student life, says the university would object if the cans carried a Kansas State logo or picture. But he says the university "doesn't have a trademark" on the colors purple and white.