Iowa State students camp out in frigid temperatures for Kansas game


Emily Barske/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State students set up tents outside Hilton Coliseum for the Iowa State men’s basketball game against Kansas. They put up their tent at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, more than 24 hours in advance of the game. From left: Sam Herrig, sophomore in pre-business; Nathan Wilkerson, sophomore in accounting and Jack Wilgenbusch, sophomore in pre-business. The temperature hovered around 13 degrees during daylight hours and was set to fall further at night. The students have 8-10 people rotating on three to four hour shifts and they are passing time by watching the Olympics.

Emily Barske

Iowa State students set up a tent more than 24 hours before the tip of the Iowa State and Kansas men’s basketball game. The rivalry between the two teams has been heated for many years. In the past 20 years, no other team has defeated Kansas more than Iowa State.

This isn’t the first time students have set up tents to camp out for the Kansas game.

See the history of the rivalry here.