A freshman cadet.
Knob Knowledge, also known as Fourth-Class Knowledge, is a collection of Citadel lore and trivia gathered by college librarians over the years. It grew out of the tradition of upper-class cadets asking knobs (freshmen) questions to enhance their knowledge of The Citadel and its history, and to build esprit de corps. Today, freshmen are only required to know what is specifically stated under Fourth-Class Knowledge in The Fourth-Class System Manual, also known as the Red Book.
Named for Col. Michael Kovats de Fabricy, a Hungarian native who joined patriot forces in 1777 to fight in the American Revolution, Kovats Field is used for faculty, staff and student parking. Kovats was killed in 1779 on Huger Street while leading troops defending Charleston against overwhelming British forces.