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Gonzaga students camp out in "tent city" before game

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Dozens of college students are in the cold camping outside the McCarthey Athletic Center at Gonzaga University in what they call "tent city" Dozens of college students are in the cold camping outside the McCarthey Athletic Center at Gonzaga University in what they call "tent city"
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Dozens of college students are in the cold camping outside the McCarthey Athletic Center at Gonzaga University in what they call "tent city" for Thursday's basketball game between the Bulldogs and the Saint Mary's Gaels. Nestled in the middle of campus, it looks like it could be a music festival, or a very crowded camp ground, but these tents are crammed together on a sheet of ice for one special purpose. So students can get the best seats in the house...well, kennel. 

"I'm excited to be out here, this is my first time tenting," said Gonzaga senior Sam Wyss. "I'm excited to hang out with everyone and play Saint Mary's, it's always a good game," his friend added.

Some students said they brought homework along with them, but they doubt they will be able to finish it in the middle of all the excitement. Students have more than 24 hours to tough it out in the cold, but they all say it's worth seeing the Bulldogs take the win.

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