Fans lining up early for Shocker game on Sunday

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Fans are lining up early to get a front-row seat for the big Wichita State University basketball game on Sunday.

‘Marshallville’ as it is called is already up and functioning. It is put together by a group of students, who sleep in tents right outside the doors of Charles Koch Arena before big basketball games. The name ‘Marshallville’ comes from Wichita State men’s basketball head coach Greg Marshall.

 “Marshallville is a group of students that are crazy about men’s basketball and fans of Greg Marshall,” said Brianna Apple, president of Marshallville. “Coming out here and just making the games even better.”

The student group has been around for five years.

Wichita State, ranked 11 in the nation, is playing for the number one seat in the American Athletic Conference basketball championship. They are playing the number 10 ranked team in the nation, the Cincinnati Bear-Cats.

“We are pretty excited, it's going to be a big game, the camp-out makes the build up even more exciting,” Apple said

Currently, there are about 10 tents set up and over a dozen students sleeping outside. The group started to set up around 4:00 p.m. on Friday; the big game starts on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

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