It’s the kind of sports promotion that Clark Griswold would love.
On Saturday afternoon, as No. 2 Kansas plays host to Montana at 1 p.m. inside Allen Fieldhouse, the KU athletic department will attempt to break a Guinness world record for the “Largest gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters.”
The first question, of course: Will Bill Self put on a sweater, too?
We’ll see. But the record has a decent chance to fall. The current mark is 1,175 people, set Dec. 10, 2014 at Loughborough University in Loughborough, England. With a sell-out crowd of 16,300 anticipated on Saturday, KU needs just 1,176 people in the festive mood.
In conjunction with the event, KU has designed a special KU basketball holiday sweater. But fans can wear whatever they want. According to KU, though, a holiday sweater is defined by having “long sleeves and at least one holiday themed item on it (i.e. reindeer, trees, snowman, peppermint candies, lights, etc.)”
For more information on the rules, go here.