I would connect each 2960 to the 6500 if you had enough ports on the 6500. In my opinion if you connected each 2960 to each other with only one connected to the core, unless its the last 2960 that fails, all other switches are unable to reach to the Core.
A good design connect all access switches (2960S) to the Core/Distribution switch (6500) if the distance between 2960S and 6500 is more than 100 mts you have to change UTP uplink for MMF fiber uplink at least.
You will have best performance, more features for layer 2 and 3 are more easy to implement, and troubleshooting is more easy.
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