Students from the Kansas School for the Deaf signed the National Anthem during Saturday’s Big 12 men’s basketball championship at the Sprint Center in Kansas City between West Virginia and Iowa State.
Students wore nice white polo shirts and jeans, lined up in a large semicircle behind the signer, and signed in unison. At the end of their song, a clip of two KSD students showed the audience two to sign “applause” with hands waving. People in the audience did the “deaf applause” — as well as the Iowa State mascot Cy the Cardinal and an Iowa State player. See those clips.
Seems like doing the “deaf applause” gives good luck — as Iowa State won that game 80-74 and will play in the March Madness tournament.
This is a continuation of a good relationship between the Big 12 and KSD. Last fall, the Big 12 organization donated $25,000 and had other supporters contribute another $25,000 to provide many upgrades to the KSD gym.
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