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Scoreboard operator Robbie Vannaman, far left, keeps watch of the game as Kansas players Kevin Young and Jeff Withey look to check in during the first half of the Jayhawks' game against American University on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Offbeat Occupations: Volunteer scores unique vantage point to KU athletic events

At the last second, Kansas University red-shirt freshman Ben McLemore banked in a three. The usual 16,300 paying customers screamed. Allen Fieldhouse shook. The fans knew the game that a moment earlier had seemed like a sure loss was headed to overtime. The scoreboard told them so. Scoreboard operator Robbie Vannaman had done his job, just as he had at 800 other games in the old barn. By Adam Strunk

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