Thanks to Twit-Pic stylings of ESPN's Keri Potts and a few others, you can watch the assembly of ESPN's "College Basketball Gameday" live from MIzzou Arena in Columbia in nearly real time. The show starts at 10 a.m. CT in advance of tonight's "Border War" installment between No. 4 Missouri and No. 8 Kansas at 8 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN3. This is "Gameday's" first (basketball) trip to Columbia, and the Daily Missourian profiles the customary tent-city culture that accompanies a major basketball event.
Here's the first assemblage of fans this morning:
Any "Dawn of the Dead" fans in the house? This is the dream that wakes up Mike Slive every night for the last three months:
For more coverage of tonight's "Border War," go to Rock Chalk Talk for Kansas Jayhawks news, Rock M Nation for Mizzou coverage, and SB Nation's college basketball news hub for a complete look at the day's events.