‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ invites KU to show Royals spirit on Campanile hill

Kansas University junior P.J.Gustafson, of Overland Park, gets into the Kansas City Royals spirit during the taping of a segment for The

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” invited the Kansas University community to “play ball” Monday afternoon for a World Series-related segment filmed on Campanile hill.

An event billed as “the World Series of Twitter hits” was set for 3 p.m. on the hill between KU’s Memorial Stadium and the Memorial Campanile.

The namesake of the popular daytime television show did not plan to be there in person, KU spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson told the Journal-World, but DeGeneres’ Twitter account encouraged the KU community to show up dressed as royalty — a nod toward the Kansas City Royals’ appearance in the World Series, which begins Tuesday in KC.

A representative with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” told the Journal-World that the segment would air Tuesday.

On Saturday, the show announced the KU event with a cryptic tweet. Few details were known at first, but further hints were sent out throughout the day Monday.

KU students and area residents began to camp out on the hill around noon on Monday as crew members from the show began setting up a television screen and equipment.

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