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Student camping rules or bas-ketball games could change aerthe rst regular season home gameat a meeting on Nov. 10.Te tradition o camping adds tothe one-o-a-kind basketball expe-rience o the Jayhawk community.However, the rules o camping canbe conusing and rustrating, es-pecially or reshmen. Students,including rey Johnson, a seniorrom Leesburg, Va., run camping.Johnson helps organize campingand supervise the lottery.Lotteries take place at 6 a.m. theday aer a home game. Groupsmust have at least ve students toqualiy or the main lottery, but thegroups cannot be larger than thirty members. Having larger groupsgives students an advantage be-cause students are granted one draw or the lottery or every ve groupmembers. According to Johnson,“Te lottery sets up camping, andthe order o the camping list.” Tecamping list determines the orderthat the groups will get to choosetheir seats on gameday.Te process is ull o rules andrequirements to make it to game-day.“We’re going to all le into thegym and sit down in the bleachersbehind the basket, and then you’llhave your groups signed up and I’llstart calling roll. And everyone willdraw a number,” Johnson said.Students draw numbers that rep-resent their place in line or seatingat the next home game. However,ollowing the lottery, students mustmaintain their position by camping.According to Johnson, the numbero days and time spent campingwill be determined by how many groups are camping and when thenext home game is. Te largergames, or which seats are more indemand, camping may last romone home game until the next. Forsmaller games, it may be cut short.Students can also choose to stopcamping i there is an unanimous vote to cancel the rest o the camp-ing process or that game.However, while camping is go-ing on, students must have a groupmember present at all times. Dur-ing the week, there must be a mem-ber o the group at the campingpost rom 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. On theweekends, someone must be pres-ent between the hours o 8 a.m. and10 p.m. Roll can be called or thecamping groups at any given timethroughout the process. I a groupmember is not present or i they donot announce their presence, thegroup will be eliminated rom theoverall camping list.On gameday, students can bring15 group members at one time andsave seats or the remaining mem-bers. “I the game is at 7, KU Ath-letics people will pass out laminatednumbers at 4,” Johnson said. Stu-dent camping groups must arrive atAllen Fieldhouse three hours priorto game time.According to Johnson, on Nov.10, “Aer the rst regular seasonhome game, which is Nov. 9, aregoing to have a rule meeting anda vote and an ofcial rule set puttogether.” Students who wish tolearn more about camping or takepart in the vote should attend thismeeting.
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Iria Yai, a opomor from Ovrad Par, a o po i campig o for r grop i A Fido Modayvig.
“I’m excited, I like our guys,” Sel said.“We have great experience with our seniorclass, they’ve been through a lot o battlesand then we have a lot o puppies, sevenreshmen. I think it will be a good team intime.”Te biggest challenge acing the mostrecent installment o the Jayhawk ranchisewill be replacing the leadership and scoringlost with the departures o national playero the year candidate Tomas Robinsonand our-year starter yshawn aylor.Last season the aylor-Robinson duo ledthe Jayhawk star eet, accounting or 46.3percent o the Jayhawks scoring.“(Tomas) gave us an air o toughnessthat made other players think that they were tough and erce because he led by ex-ample,” Sel said. “Tat’s something we’vegot to get our guys to buy into.”Te backcourt returns two o its startersrom last season’s run to the title game inh year senior and jack-o-all-trades ra- vis Releord and a ormer ve-star recruitElijah Johnson, who patiently waited be-hind others or his chance to lead.“Yeah, I think (the tournament success)helps, and me being an upper classman isone o the reasons they look up and listento me,” Releord said. “And I’ve been hereve years, so I kind o know a bunch abouthow coach wants things to go about aroundhere.”Te ront court will also rely on a pairo seniors or leadership. Kevin Young is ahigh-energy player, who spent most o lastyear as a spark of the bench.Te other, center Jef Withey made greatstrides last season, emerging as one o thetop deenders in the nation down low, buthis ofense was inconsistent despite benet-ing greatly rom the presence o Robinson.“I’m denitely going into this seasonwith a diferent mindset than I did last yearwhere I was just ocused on not being theweak link in the team,” Withey said. “Tisyear I just want to be more aggressive bothofensively and deensively.”Despite the heavy toll the losses o Rob-inson and aylor will have on the team, theother Big 12 coaches unanimously pickedthe Jayhawks to repeat and win the leagueor a ninth consecutive season.And nationally, the sentiment is thesame, with Kansas starting the seasonranked seventh in the nation in both theAP and the Coaches poll.“I eel like even when we didn’t getpicked, we still had a target on our back,”Releord said. “A lot o teams want to comeout and beat us. But this year, same goalswe have every year since I’ve been here towin the Big 12 and try to get a good seed tomake a good run in the tournament.”Whether this team ullls the premoni-tions o the Big 12 coaches and the pollsrests in how the group o seniors handlestheir time as the leaders o the Jayhawks,and how they help the younger players de- velop as they make the transition to collegebasketball.“I don’t think there’s a jubilation thatgoes with winning the league that youwould anticipate with our guys, becauseI think they take the approach that this istheir job,” Sel said.
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Camping rules to change in early November
bAsketbAllRetuRn OF the jAYhAwks
en years ago,
in a Fieldhouse not so ar away, a shockwave
ripped through the mortar that holds the
oundation o Kansas basketball together
as longtime leader Roy Williams le the program
or his alma mater ater guiding the Jayhawks
to consecutive Final Four appearances in his nal
two seasons coaching in the eclipse o Mount Oread.
Te Jayhawk leadership handed the controls o the intergalacticempire to Bill Sel,
and under his tutelage they experienced a winningstreak never beore seen in the Jayhawk
base that orbits Naismith drive.Kansas won eight consecutive Big 12 titles and Sel vanquished
his predecessoron the only two occasions they’ve met, and both became the deepest tournament runsSel
has ever made.
Now, less than sixth months aer leading Kansas to the national championshipgame in what
was billed as a ‘rebuilding year,’
Sel aces a new challenge o taking a teamwith a core group o our seniors and a tal
ented reshmen class as the Jayhawksattempt to win their ninth straight Big 12 title.
Self Strikes Back