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PHOTO GALLERY: Students camp out to hold spots for ESPN "GameDay"

Thursday, February 2, 2012 | 4:51 p.m. CST; updated 1:16 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Students set up camp in preparation for Saturday's MU versus KU game outside of Mizzou Arena on Thursday. Students brought computers, homework and games to pass the time.

ESPN "College GameDay" will be in Columbia for the Missouri-Kansas rivalry game. Students started camping out Wednesday night to make sure they are a part of the event.

With Missouri going to the Southeastern Conference next season, Saturday night's Missouri-Kansas game will be the last time the two rivals will play in Columbia as Big 12 opponents. They play a second game in Lawrence on Feb. 25.

Doors open at 7 a.m. Saturday at Mizzou Arena, and the show begins at 9 a.m. The show is open to the public, and students who show up will receive priority seating for No. 4 Missouri's game against No. 8 Kansas at 8 p.m.

On Thursday, MU junior Chris Seiffert shuts his eyes for a moment while camping and waiting for Saturday's game against KU. Seiffert and friends have been camped out since late Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.
MU juniors Tyler Landreth, Emily Terrell and Stephen Keller play soccer to pass the time on Thursday at Mizzou Arena. The group was one of the first to camp out to get favorable seats for the MU v. KU game this Saturday.
MU freshmen roommates Kelsey Twiehaus, left, and Lindsey Kothe, middle, work with junior Chris Seiffert, right, to set up their tent on Thursday. Students have been camped out since 9 p.m. Wednesday.
MU senior Kristin Brown watches over a tent she and her friends set up early Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Brown has camped out before the home KU game with eight of her friends from high school since freshman year.

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