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Gearing up for some fun during the Big 12 Tournament

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Our plans are taking shape for what we're going to do during the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City at the Sprint Center.

We'll have a full compliment of reporters, photographers and videographers in Kansas City to cover the game and to cover you, the fans.

Let's start with the game: Tom Keegan, Gary Bedore, Jesse Newell, Kevin Romary and Nick Krug will all be in the Sprint Center. We'll have photos before, during and after the game. We'll have instant commentary and play-by-play via KUsports.com and via our Twitter account. You can also see all of our reporters and editors comments by searching the hashtag, #kubball. We'll have video highlights and postgame video interviews. Then, later, we'll have stories on the game, notebooks with interesting anecdotes, commentary on the game, as well as stories about the opponent and any future opponent. Plus, after the game is over, stop by the booth to talk with photographer Nick Krug, and then at 4 p.m., Tom and Jesse will record a Spodcasters episode in front of a live audience. One lucky fan may get to appear on Spodcasters with them.

But that's just the inside-the-Sprint Center stuff. As I mentioned over the weekend, we'll be setup among the fans inside Power and Light District's Live Block. Nick Nelson will have a video camera and will be interviewing fans about their favorite KU moments. If you find him or he finds you and you get on video, you'll be entered to win one of our fabulous prizes. You can also win prizes by submitting photos of you and your friends cheering on the Jayhawks. Every submitted photo this week is an entry to win a prize. In addition, we'll also have computers setup so you can watch the Game Day Cram Session, upload photos to your Facebook page and our Facebook page, and sign up for our SMS and e-mail alerts. Whitney Mathews from our Social Media Team (and a confessed Jayhawk lover), will be running a contest where you can win more prizes by submitting a photo of you with a real, live Wildcat and Tiger fan. She'll also be handing out prizes to KU fans who tweet using the #kubball hashtag.

If all goes as the Jayhawks hope, we'll be back doing more of the same on Friday as well. At this time, we expect we'll be up and running by 2 p.m. on Friday. Tom Keegan and Jesse Newell will stop by around 3 p.m. Any fan who gets a picture with Tom or Jesse and submits it to KUsports.com will be entered twice to win one of our prizes.

I hope you're excited for the tournament; I know we're excited to give you the best coverage of the Jayhawks and their fans that you can find anywhere on the Internet.

Also, here's a little tease of what's to come with our annual KUsports.com NCAA Bracket contest. Entries will be accepted about an hour after the brackets are revealed.

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