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Crosstown campout back on

By Ed Morley
On October 19, 2011

On Monday, Xavier University announced that the campout for the 2011 Crosstown Shootout will go ahead as planned.

On Oct. 13, members from Residence Life, X-Treme Fans, Student Involvement and Athletics all met with Student Life and Leadership and reached a unanimous decision that the campout will take place. "There was a lot of discussion and two lengthy meetings to explore options," Dr. Luther Smith, dean of students, said. Senior Ryan Alleman, student body president of Student Government Association (SGA), was thrilled with the outcome. "I am very happy about the approval of the campout. Having experienced the

campout and the Crosstown Shootout two years ago, as a sophomore, I know how much of a University tradition the

campout is and I am very happy that we have been able to find a solution which will allow this tradition to continue,"

Alleman said. The news also came as a huge relief

for President of X-Treme Fans, senior Clare McGrath.

"I am very pleased with the decision that there will be a Crosstown Campout this year… There is nothing like sleeping outside in a tent with some of your closest friends in order to secure tickets to the biggest rivalry game on Xavier's schedule," McGrath said. The campout has become a tradition for Xavier's most passionate fans and,

despite the freezing conditions in which the students camp, it is one of the most highly anticipated events on a Xavier

student's calendar. "Personally, I believe it is a tradition

that students want to see continue around the most highly visible men's basketball rivalry of the season," Smith

said. The only way to gain admission to the student section of the Cintas Center on Dec. 10 for the Crosstown Shootout between the Musketeers and the Cincinnati Bearcats is by fully participating in the Campout. Although formal details of the Campout have not yet been released, it is expected that the Campout will take place in early December. SGA will meet with Student Life and Leadership on Friday to further discuss the logistical side of the campout.

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