Emotions run high for KU-MU game

Tension is in the air as students camp out for what could be the University of Missouri’s last trip to Allen Fieldhouse. We spoke with campers as well as Chad Allen, great-grandson of the legendary Phog Allen.

from claire mcinerny and nick curry
originally aired on ad astra radio on thursday february 23, 2012.

A proposed change in basketball camping rules created a controversy among those vying for the best spots of the student section.

Campers tell us about just how much they care about this game. Apparently, letting your camping group down would be a friendship deal-breaker for many University of Kansas students.

Chad Allen, great-grandson of Forrest ‘Phog’ Allen, the namesake of Allen Fieldhouse and father of basketball coaching, tells us about what it’s like to be part of one of basketball’s most famous families.¬†

 

Lawrence, Kansas just about revolves around University of Kansas men’s basketball. While we don’t exactly have the numbers for you, we’d bet that the number of work shifts skipped and weddings rescheduled due to KU basketball games has to be surprising. And with what could be the last game against the University of Missouri in Allen Fieldhouse rapidly approaching, Lawrence is as basketball crazed as ever.

Ad Astra Radio brings you three stories all tied to basketball fever. First, tensions run high when changes are proposed to the way student section seating is determined. Then, we spoke to several University of Kansas students about just how seriously they’re taking this game. And finally, Ad Astra spoke to Chad Allen, the grandson of Forrest ‘Phog’ Allen, the namesake of Allen Fieldhouse and father of basketball coaching, about what it’s like to be part of one of basketball’s most famous families.

 


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