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GUSETTE CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY - MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - APRIL 30-MAY 1, 2011

Making changes for the future

T.O. & Lori Learn from Past Events to Offer Best Experience for Sudents

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ne thing everyone can take away from having annual event is the comfort of knowing a new, more efficient, plan of action will almost always be thought of, for the future, after the event has come to an end. This was the case for recreation professors Tim Otteman and Lori Irwin, the fearless leaders of the Finch Fanatics student team, who have turned the Gus Macker planning process into an actual classroom curriculum. One year ago the Gus Macker at CMU changed from a national planning

staff’s charging, to a near completely student coordinated event. With the event being changed to a student led production, the course would be arranged so as to substitute this planning experience for an Event Management requirement, RPL 318 Field Course in Commercial Recreation. “The hardest part of running an event of this size and scope AND teaching students at the same time is the reality of having to start from scratch each year,” said Otteman. Having this is in mind the curricula

Treat ‘Em Good & They’ll Come Back Again ... We all knows volunteers are the heart of many events, such as Macker. According to Suzi Tengen there are certain things you have to do to get them to come back. To read more visit page 5.

Kevin Garrett: The Voice to Woo the Masses ... taking over Main Stage this year will be the vocals of this up and coming star. To read more about him turn to page 8.

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course has to be structured so students can get the most learning in a smaller amount of time, in order to ensure the necessary tasks for the event were carried out. During the first couple of weeks students are introduced to the Gus Macker “culture,” some staff, past Macker events workers, the idea of double elimination, marketing of the event in the Mount Pleasant area and volunteer management, along with basic class rules and

CMU Events Center ... With the raising of funds, registrations and the help of Scott McNeal, the Mount Pleasant Macker event is able to make a donation to the CMU Events Center. To read more about the Events Center visit page 2.

Entertainment & Directions... Check out page 19 for dining options, comics, sudoku and a Macker wordsearch. To get around this massive festival check out the back cover for the map and some key checkpoints in the area.


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starting of brainstorming for year specific events. The arrangement of the course hasn’t changed a tremendous amount, but after having last year’s Macker and evaluating areas that could be improved Otteman said measures have been taken to insure a better overall experience. “We just changed a few things for the 2011 event based on what we learned last year. All of the festivaltype activities have been moved inside to Finch Fieldhouse to create a more lively atmosphere, the Gus Busters and court volunteers are now being recruited by the class themselves and hospitality rooms have been created and will be manned by the special events team to better service all volunteers,” said Otteman.

CMU Events Center

With those changes, and a fresh set of students, the planning of Macker was carried out and after its commencement will surely add some new areas to be evaluated for changing in the coming years.

Gus Macker Philanthrophy for 2011 future events.

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ne of the newest additions to Central’s campus is the new CMU Events Center. A new renovation to the old “Rose Arena,” the events center is an abode to multiple spectacular features offering CMU a wide new variety of opportunities for events and activities.

The exterior of the Events Center exposes the extraordinary mural along the north hall of the arena.

The events center, a building very state of the art and costly to build, has been chosen as the philanthropy of the 2011 Mount Pleasant Gus Macker event because of the great opportunities it will bring to the community as a whole, not just to the on campus community.

The new events facility is home to a 5, 300 seat Already proving arena, complete to be a venue of with comfortable new beginnings, upholstered seats after hosting a and contoured great opening for bleachers. As well men’s and women’s as telescope seating basketball and for a better crowd hosting the new experience, modern pop star Ke$ha, the restrooms, marketing events canter will Tipoff at the grand opening of the Events Center on areas, permanent be a major locations December 1, 2010. concessions space, for future events to practice gymnasiums, a wrestling training come in the Central Michigan area and Gus center, staging areas and a 10,000 squareMacker is proud to be a part of it. foot lobby and reception area for a host of

BLOGGERS

25 years ago there weren’t blogs, unlike the millions that scatter the internet today. We asked our bloggers what they thought they would be doing in years past to promote the event and reach participants without blogging or social media. Here’s what they had to say.

“I can tell you we would be making a lot more phone calls. We’d probably be keeping in contact with the newspapers and radio stations. It’s easy now to get connected with social media and I can definitely say we would have been using word-ofmouth much more 25 years ago.” -Stephanie McClung “25 years ago to achieve the same goal of gettings people interested & in touch with the class I would do personal interviews and live appearances and update people on the event.” -Brittney Theodore


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t is great to see and appreciate that Macker basketball continues its storied tradition here at CMU and around the country.  Over the years that I have been involved with the Gus Macker 3X3 tournaments, one thing is for certain.  The volunteers are the lifeblood and energy of this event.  The team names have changed, the logos have changed, the backboards are still looking pretty sweet (but different), even the colored basketballs have changed colors more than once…… heck, even Scott “Gus” McNeal has changed over the years.  But the volunteers haven’t, they are the spark in the plug, the fizz in fizzy, and the hot in tamale when it comes to making the tourney run smoothly.  You are appreciated for putting in countless hours of prep, all the behind the scenes junk that has to be prepared, and the attention to details that will be noticed and appreciated that gives the Macker such a distinctive flavor……and it was YOU VOLS that make the difference.   My hat’s off to TO’s & Lori’s troops, the RPL Finch Fanatics…….volunteers all. Soooooo, on behalf of the Mt. Pleasant Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, CMU, RPL, all the teams entered, Don Stabenow and myself (symbolic tournament directors resurrected

from the past)…..WE’D LIKE TO THANK YOU for your time, effort, enthusiasm, dedication to the dream, do-or-die learning experience and putting up with cold pizza.  We truly appreciate all that you have done to make this the best tournament possible.  Learn a lot from this experience….the good, bad and ugly, (as there will be plenty of all three) as it will help you in planning your future events!  As Scott “Gus” McNeal would lovingly say, “See you on the courts” and “May all your Macker Dreams come true”!   Dean Wallin, One of CMU’s Macker Old School Tournament Directors - 1986


Treat ‘em good & they’ll come back again

Volunteer Management Tips from Suze Tengen for Gus Macker Students

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ack your fanny pack,” was the final token of advice from Suzi Tengen, T.O.’s mother, after speaking on volunteer management on April 7, 2011 to the Gus Macker class. Suzi Tengen has been coordinating volunteers for over 15 years, for the Amy Otteman Classic golf tournament held to raise money for donating in memory of her late daughter. Over the years the classic was able to raise over $185,000. Throughout all of the years of the event, Tengen said it never would have been pulled off without the time and effort of the volunteers. After distributing treats to the students she gave a bulleted list of the highlights of what it means to be a great volunteer manager. “Always provide the volunteers with food,” was the first. Tengen said that good volunteers are fed volunteers. The second was to make sure the volunteers have background knowledge on the event they’re helping out at. Most of the time volunteers don’t have a good experience because they don’t understand the event or their position and feel out of place. Third, pick your volunteers wisely. Volunteers need to have a positive attitude, be willing to help out in various areas and committed. The next tip, in relation to the last, was be prepared for no shows. This won’t be as hard if you pick volunteers that are committed, as suggested in tip three, but if you do end up with no shows, be prepared to move volunteers around or take on the task yourself.

Fifth, make them identifiable. Volunteers are people too and if they are not easily identifiable they can blend in with the guests at your event. Next, make sure the volunteer has a kit with everything imaginable inside of it. Tengen suggested everything they need to complete their task plus things such as ponchos, bug spray, sunscreen, Band-Aids and tissue. Always include them in the event and make sure they are well taken care of, was tip #7. Volunteers can only care as much as they are cared for, especially if they are doing the volunteering for another mandatory requirement. Tengen suggested making rounds and doublechecking that volunteers are okay. She also mentioned that checking in doesn’t mean micro managing. Tip eight, make sure volunteers are never bored. There are always things that need to be done. While making your rounds see if there are areas that you can relieve volunteers from their jobs and move them to other tasks. After all of their hard work a written than you after the event is always a must, said Tengen as tip nine. For the last tip Tengen said, make sure to treat your volunteers with respect because they are donating their time. It’s not hard to please a good volunteer, and with these tips from Suzi Tengen you won’t make a one-time volunteer but a volunteer that if you treat ‘em good, they’ll come back again.

Gus Macker National Schedule

April 16-17 Las Cruces, NM

Apr/May 30-1 Mt. Pleasant, MI (CMU)

May 14-15 Grand Rapids, MI May 21-22 Alamogordo, NM Ironton, OH Madison, WI May 28-29 Quincy, IL

June 4-5 Morris, IL Warren, PA Zanesville, OH

June 11-12 Cambridge, OH Artesia, NM June 18-19 Ludington, MI Lancaster, OH Wausau, WI June 25-26 Marengo, IL Sioux City, IA Burton, MI Buffalo, NY

July 9-10 Eau Claire, WI Clovis, NM Norwich, NY Youngstown, OH July 16-17 Muncie, IN

Greenville, MI Chillicothe, OH

July 23-24 Leslie, MI Nelsonville, OH Brookfield, WI

July 30-31 Hornell, NY Lima, OH Hobbs, NM South Haven, MI August 6-7 Belding, MI Mobile, AL Cicero, NY Sheboygan, WI August 13-14 Racine, WI Cleveland, OH Ft. Wayne, IN August 20-21 Olean, NY Roswell, NM

August 27-28 Monticello, IN

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The Infamous Gus Macker Tunnel Learn How to Create Your Own Macker Tunnel

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us Macker is a culture, and in all cultures if you don’t stay up with the trends you’ll be left out and what kind of fun is that. Here’s a secret, you don’t have to be left behind. A major part of the Macker culture is the Macker tunnel, it happens everywhere. It can happen on Dream court, it can happen in the hall, it can really happen anywhere. What is the Macker Tunnel you ask? Well it’s a series of five steps that are super simple to learn, so read these quick directions so you won’t be left out of the Macker Madness. ONE: form two rows of people. The lines should be even but an extra person on one side, or the other, won’t hurt. TWO: everyone must clap at a slow, but STEADY, beat. Clap, clap, clap, clap…got it? Now remember the key is steady, don’t do the slow clap to a thunderous applause,

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just keep it quiet, because during this time whoever will be going through the tunnel is being announced. THREE: the person that will be going through your tunnel will go through now and everyone in the rows will clap their hand THEN resume clapping. Clapping at the what? Yes! A slow and steady beat. FOUR: everyone will come into a huddle. This is where it gets barbaric, so watch your toes. Everyone will start to jump up and down and of course the infamous huddle sound roars, “OOOOHHH!” FIVE: a select person will scream, yes SCREAM, “One, Two, Three,” and everyone will follow it by saying “GO MACKER!” Great! So now that you have all the necessary elements, go out and join a tunnel, and if there isn’t a tunnel around just grab some others and make your own.


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Kevin Garrett

The Voice to Woo the Masses With a voice like John Mayer, who would resist the wandering of their ears to the voice of Kevin Garrett. The young up-andcoming artist has been singing and song writing for several years. The cousin of Jessica LePage, a Special Events Captain, he was a primary suggestion for Main Stage during planning, this year. For all of his new fans, here’s a short interview for you all to get to him a little better. G: What would you consider to be your genre of music? KG: I’m afraid of being tagged to a specific style. My influences are definitely of the blues and folk genres, but I guess I should be considered a pop artist. ... I definitely don’t sound like Gaga or Bieber, but I’d like to get to the point where I can say that enough people are hip to my style to place myself in the “pop” category... 

G: Everyone says you have a John Mayer sound, what do you think? KG: He’s an incredible

musician, and I admire anything he creates. It’s a thrill to be in the same conversation, but I’d like to reach a place where I am known as myself rather than the next John Mayer... I’m really into a lot of older musicians, like Sam Cooke and Nat Cole, along with some other great current artists like Jamie Cullum and Ray LaMontagne … I love any and all kind words, but the day someone says that they can hear Bon Iver or Ray in my music will be the day everything gets even that much cooler.  G: Your CD just dropped in January of this year, what was your inspiration? and are you working on anything new for the future? KG: Reminds Me Of You is an EP that represents a chapter in my life that has since had its pages turned ... I think my newer music is definitely a better display of me as a songwriter … now I’m writing lyrics that I probably couldn’t have dreamt of back then … I’m looking forward to what’s next.

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Brainstorm for special events Special events for Macker don’t just come about by happenstance. They are executed through lots of brainstorming and decision making. Let’s here some of the suggestions that didn’t make the cut this year.

Julie Dudderar, “One thing we wanted to do was have the local roller derby do a performance at the Opening Ceremony. The idea didn’t work Jessica LePage, because the short amount “We thought about of time we have for the having people play Wii actual ceremony. However, we were games all day long. We able to realized that it would plan lots be too hard to get of great people and find the things!”

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Court Captains prep for Macker Most student positions, for Macker, do mostly preevent work. Court captains, though, learn many rules but don’t put their skills to action until the day of. To get a better perspective of how the Court Captains felt about their jobs, they were asked “What was the hardest part he preparing for the event?” Nicole Benedict, “The hardest part about preparing for the event was my lack of experience in basketball having to learn all the rules and regulations. It is also difficult to picture how event is going to take place until the day it happens, which is both intimidating and exciting.”

Trevor Parnell, “Not knowing precisely what to expect because I have never attended Macker before. I can’t wait to see all of our hard work in action!”

Heather Curtis, “It’s hard not knowing what to expect with the event. We are confident on our end, but there are many factors also playing a part. I’m excited to see the tournament unfold.”

Justin Papes, “The hardest Valentina Noto, “The part about planning this hardest part about event is getting college preparing for the 2011 students to register. The Gus Macker event was tournament is the weekend finding volunteers to score before exams and a lot of keep and be a GusBuster college for the entire weekend. students It was hard to find two choose people that would really not to be committed and willing participate to dedicate their time. :)” because of this.”

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Welcome &PLAYER Player Eligibility INFORMATION & ELIGIBILITY

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not be tolerated. Only They try to do their best. Please 4. Identification for each player 1. Each team must have four (4) players on their one warning will be treat them with respect and (e.g., birth certificate, driver’s roster and be registered as a team by the predegiven. If the incident extend a thank-you for a job well license, other photo ID, etc...) is termined entry deadline. Additions reoccurs, the adult done. Suggestions, please see and/orrequired at on-site registration to changes onlocal rosters will notSuperbe permitted involved will be asked your HeadBuster, verify information provided on to leave. Please help or national Tournament under Buster any circumstance after the entrythe original team application. make this a positive Director. (i.e., age, height, experience). ID deadline. event. bracelets will be issued at that Together we can “Make the time. The ID bracelet must be 2. Players may appear on only one (1) team Thank you in adWorld a Better Place to Live” worn at all times to participate in roster for each tournament. Any player vance for your coopa Macker contest. Players must more than one (1) team&roster be willprepared be eration, and we appearing on PLAYER INFORMATION to show identificaautomatically disqualified from participation in that look forward to seeELIGIBILITY tion throughout the tournament tournament. ing you. 1. Each team must have four (4) weekend. players on their roster and be 5. If any of a player’s personal registered as a team preinformation listed on the team 3. As a general rule, teams are by splittheinto male and GUSBUSTERSfemale divisions determined entry deadline. Addiapplication is inaccurate (e.g., by computer analysis considering GusBusters are a tions and/or changes on rosters age, height, experience), the the average age, experience and height of the players. very important part will not be permitted under any player will be eliminated from will automatically be scheduledparticipation in a of the Gus MackerCo-ed teams circumstance after the entry in the tournament. male division using the same criteria. Tournament.They are deadline. Discovery at any time after regisan integral part of 2. Players may appear on only tration of the player in question Attention Parents & Coaches ATTENTION PARENTS & running a successful one (1) team rosterplayer for each may also result in elimination of 4. Identification for each (e.g., birth This event is designed for all ages. Gus Macker and COACHES tournament. tournament. playerother appearcertificate, driver’sAny license, photothe ID,whole team from further is designed forparticipating all yourThis localevent organizers want all youth and ing on more than one (1) team competition. etc...) is required at on-site registration to ages. Gus Macker andfun your local adults to have a positive, experience. In order for REMEMBER: roster will be automatically 6. Eligibility problems will be verify information provided on the original want participating 1. parents They have volunteered their disqualified from participation in enforced from point of discovery. this organizers to happen we askallthat all coaches and team application. (i.e., age, height, experience). and adults have a posientire weekend (12 hours per that tournament. No replay of games or adjustplay youth a spectator’s role to only. ID bracelets will be issued at that time. The ID will be allowed for previtive, fun experience. In order for day), so that YOU can play in this 3. As a general rule, teams are ments braceletsplit mustinto be male wornand at all timesdivito participate in this to happen we ask thatlanguage all tournament. female ous contests and standing involvPlease note that inappropriate and/or behavcoaches and parents play a speca Macker contest. Players analysis must beconprepared to team in question. are not professional refsions by computer ing the ior directed at players or officials will not2.beThey tolerattator’s role only. erees (only in the Top Men’s and sidering the average age, experishow identification throughout the tournaed. Only one warning will be given. If the incident the Women’s Divisions. ence and height of the players. NO REFUNDS WILL reoccurs, the adult involved will be asked to leave. ment weekend. Please note that inappropriCo-ed teams will automatically BE GIVEN FOR ANY Please help make this a positive event. 3. They are not being paid.They ate language and/or behavior di- receive a uniform and on-site be scheduled in a male division REASON AFTER THE 5. If any of a player’s personal information rected will meals using the same criteria. ENTRY DEADLINE! Thank you at in players advance or forofficials your cooperation, andfor wetheir time and efforts.

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listed on the team application is inaccurate (e.g., age, height, experience), the player will be eliminated from participation in the GusBusters tournament. Discovery at any time after regisGusBusters are a very important part of of thethe Gus game. for any reason (inclemplayers tration behind” of the player in question may also result in are ultimately responMacker Tournament.They are an integral part of runent weather, slowteam play,from etc...). PRE-GAME AND SCHEDULING 3. Only those teams scheduled elimination of the whole further sible for obtaining accurate ning 1.a successful tournament. to play are allowed to occupy The final point of reference for scheduling information and beAll games may start and be competition. REMEMBER: the court at the scheduled time. scheduling procedures shall ing at their court to play when completed with any number of 1.They have volunteered their entire weekend (12 4. Teams must be at their court be the Bracket Area, not vertheir game is to begin. Game players (3, 2, 1). 6. Eligibility problems will be enforced from hours per day), so that YOU can play in this tournaat the scheduled game time, bal information provided by a time is forfeit time. Information 2. Both teams will warm-up at ment. point of discovery. No replay of games or by GusBuster or Supereven if games are “running GusBuster or SuperBuster. The given the same time prior to the start 2.They are not professional referees (only in the Top adjustments will be allowed for previous Men’s and the Women’s Divisions. contests and standing involving the team in 3.They are not being paid.They receive a uniform and look forward to seeing you.

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Buster is not final. 5. SPECIAL NOTE: Gus suggests that you be at your court 15 minutes before the scheduled game time and stay there until your game is played. 6. No dunking allowed – warm ups or games. Any participant registered to play in the Gus Macker tournament observed dunking on any basket at any time may be dismissed from the tournament. Entry fee will not be refunded. (Exception – Slam Dunk Contest). 7. Note: Dunking is allowed on the Top Men’s and Top Women’s divisions during games only. NOT during warm-ups. TIME-OUTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS 1. Each team is allowed one (1) one minute time-out per game. Exception 40 and over division is allowed two (2) one minute time-outs per game. 2. If play is stopped by a teammate or GusBuster to attend to an obvious injury, then the injured player must sit out at least until the next dead ball. 3. Player substitution is permitted during any dead ball situation. LIVE BALL/DEAD BALL/ POSSESSION 1. A coin flip before the start of the game will determine who gets the ball out-of-bounds first.

2. The ball will change possession after each scored basket (i.e. no possession/no make it take it). 3. Jump balls will be called by the GusBuster and will go to the defense. (Not Alternating possession) 4. The top, bottom and sides of the backboard are in play; however, the back of the backboard and the support structure of the basket are not in play. 5. The ball must be checked by an opposing player before it is put into play. The player must pass the ball in while standing out-of-bounds at the top of the court to begin play. 6. All fouls and violations will be played out-of-bounds at the top of the court. 7. A ball out-of-bounds will be taken at the top of the court. 8. The ball must be “taken back” to the marked line on each court on every changed possession. “Taking back” means both feet and the ball behind the take back line. Violation occurs only if a basket is made by the team failing to properly “take it back”, and will result in loss of point scored and possession of the ball will go to the other team. If the ball is not “taken back” and then advanced, any other violation, common foul, offensive foul, intentional, flagrant

or technical foul called by the official will be honored. Exception: If a player is fouled in the act of shooting and makes the basket prior to properly “taking it back” the foul will be honored; however, no points will be awarded. 9. NEW! 10-Second Rule. When taking the ball out-of bounds, a player shall have ten (10) seconds to put the ball into play. A player shall also have ten (10) seconds to initiate any free throw attempt. In either case, the GusBuster or Official is responsible for determining when a violation occurs, which will result in a loss of possession of the ball. 10. Any infraction of these regulations will result in loss of possession of the ball. MISCELLANEOUS 1. All women’s divisions and 10 and under age divisions will use the intermediate size basketball. 2. No alcoholic beverage will be allowed for player consumption on-site. 3. HIV/AIDS – The GusBuster, SuperBuster, HeadBuster, Gus Macker Officials, or Medical Personnel shall order any player who is bleeding or has blood on his/her skin, shirts, shorts or uniform to leave the game for appropriate

treatment. The player may not return until the bleeding has been stopped, the injury covered with medical dressing and the player’s clothing is rid of any bloodstains. Re-entry into the game will be at the discretion of the GusBuster. Return to the game must take place on a deadball situation. 4. The Team Captain is always the team spokesperson, not a coach, parent, spectator, or one of the other players. We ask that all coaches and parents play “the role of a spectator only”. 5. NEW! Jewelry (earrings, rings, watches, etc...), hats, bandanas, and/or casts are not allowed to be worn by players during tournament games. Any player that refuses to remove any such item prior to play, is not eligible to participate in that game.

OFFICIALS AND DUTIES 1. One (1) or two (2) officials on court as determined by centre court supervisor. 2. Disputes or questions on interpretation are settled by the

centre court supervisor.

registered as a team by the predetermined entry deadline. Additions and/or changes made prior to registration will be allowed in the top divisions because the competition level

has reached its highest and changes will not affect division placement. No changes will be allowed after a team’s first scheduled game. Once a player has registered on-site, no sub-

Top Men’s & Women’s Rules

PLAYERS AND SUBSTITUTIONS 1. Each team must have four (4) players on their roster and be


stitution can be made for that player. 2. A roster consists of four (4) players. A game may start with a minimum of two (2) players. 3. Player substitution is permitted during any dead ball situation. Players must “check-in” at the scorer’s table prior to entering the game. In case of obvious injury, injured player must sit out at least until the next dead ball. SCORING 1. A field goal is worth 1 point. 2. A successful goal from beyond the 21-foot arc is worth 2 points. The player shooting must have both feet completely behind the arc when initiating the attempt. 3. The following scoring rules apply for the TOP MEN’S and TOP WOMEN’S Division: A. Winner Bracket Games - 20 points win by 2, up to a maximum of 25 points. (example: 20-18, 23-21, 25-24) B. Loser Bracket Games - 15 points win by 2, up to a maximum of 20 points. C. Toilet Bowl Games - 10 points ‘straight-out’, (i.e. no “win by 2”). 4. All games will have a 25-minute time limit. The Official starting time will be recorded by the Official/GusBuster on the score sheet, The Official Time will be under the jurisdiction of the Official/GusBuster. (The Official Time will be stopped only during timeouts – regular and/or injury.) 5. The team leading at the end of the 25-minute time limit will be declared the winner. 6. If the game is tied after 25

minutes of play and no team has reached the required number of points to win the game, the Official/ GusBuster will flip a coin to determine team possession. The first team to score will win the game. LIVE BALL/DEAD BALL/ POSSESSION 1. All jump balls go to the defensive team. 2. The ball must be “taken back” to the marked line on the court on every change of possession. “Taking back” mean both feet and the ball behind the take back line. Violation occurs only if a basket is made by the team failing to properly “take it back”, and will result in loss of point scored and possession of the ball will go to the other team. If the ball is not “taken back” and then advanced, any other violation, common foul, offensive foul, intentional, flagrant or technical foul called by the official will be honored. Exception: If a player is fouled in the act of shooting and makes the basket prior to properly “taking it back” the foul will be honored; however, no points will be awarded. 3. After all successful shots, the ball must be checked by the defense and passed in by the offense. 4. Each team is allowed two (2) one minute time outs per game. 5. Dunking will be allowed in the Top Divisions only during games, NOT during warm-ups. 6. Player will foul out of the game on his or her 6th personal foul. 7. Dunking prior to the game will result in a technical foul.

FOULS AND FREE THROWS 1. Shooting fouls will be handled in the following manner: A. When the basket is made – whether the ensuing free throw is made or missed, possession goes to the defensive team. B. When the basket is missed – if free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team. If the free throw is missed, the offensive team retains possession. Note: One (1) free throw will be awarded to the fouled player, even if fouled in the act of attempting a shot from behind the 2-point line. 2. Non-shooting fouls – on or after the 7th team foul – will be handled in the following manner: A. If the free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team. B. If the free throw is missed, the offensive team retains possession. *FREE THROW OPTION: in any free throw situation, (including technical fouls), the designated shooter may at his or her option choose to shoot from the free-throw line (15 ft.) for one (1) point, or from behind the 2 point line for 2 points. In either case, the player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating and completing the attempt. If the 2 point shot is chosen, the non-shooting team will be awarded possession on the ensuing throw-in regardless of whether the shot is successful or not (Exception: technical fouls).

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TECHNICAL FOULS - PLAYER MISCONDUCT, FLAGRANT AND INTENTIONAL FOULS 1. DEFINITION: The Official/ GusBuster may assess a Technical Foul for any misconduct, flagrant, or intentional fouls committed by a player(s). This may include: • A Contact Foul intended to hurt an opponent, fan or Official/ GusBuster • Vulgar or verbally abusive behavior • Other misconduct deemed inappropriate by the Official/ GusBuster (e.g. intentionally kicking the ball, etc.) or • A contact foul designed to neutralize an opponent’s obvious advantageous position. 2. PENALTY: A choice between two (2) Free Throws from the Free Throw Line (15-ft.) for one (1) point each, OR two (2) shots from behind the 2 point line for 2 points each will be awarded to the offended team. In either case, the player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating and completing the attempt. • The Team Captain may designate the player to shoot. • The Offended Team will retain possession of the ball whether the shots are made or missed. Any player committing two (2) Technical Fouls in a game is automatically ejected from that game and his/her teams’ next game. 3. Fighting and/or ‘Throwing a Punch’ automatically results in a Technical Foul assessed against the players(s) involved. Free Throws will be awarded as described above and will result


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in immediate dismissal of the player(s) from the tournament. 4. A Technical Foul will be counted as a Personal Foul and Team Foul. 5. Continuous misconduct, intentional and or flagrant fouling by a team or player may result in dismissal from the game or tournament at the discretion of the Official/GusBuster or other Tournament Official. 6. Any player ejected from a Gus Macker

Tournament for misconduct, intentional and/or flagrant fouling, fighting or throwing a punch, will be automatically banned from participation in future Gus Macker Tournaments for a period of one (1) year. 7. NEW! Misconduct by a player and/or team while playing in their final game of the tournament or after already being eliminated from competition in the tournament, and/or while

acting as a ‘spectator’ at another game(s), may jeopordize that player and/or team from further participation in that tournament and/or future Macker Tournaments, at the discretion of tournament officials. FIVE SECOND RULE: A player shall not remain for five (5) seconds in that part of his/her free-throw lane between the end line and the farther edge of the free throw line while the ball is in control

of his/her team. Allowance shall be made for a player who, having been in the restricted area for less than three seconds, dribbles in or moves to try for goal. The count shall not begin or it shall be terminated during an interrupted dribble. THE KNUEPPEL RULE Double Foul – In the case of a Double Foul, because no advantage is gained the offensive team will retain possession.

ing rule interpretation are appealable. (NOTE: Even though it is not required, Gus suggests that the Official/ GusBuster check with the HeadBuster or a Macker Staff member regarding ejection of a player from a tournament.) 3. Once play resumes after a disagreement or appeal, the decision is considered to be GUSBUSTERS AND final. No further appeals will be DUTIES allowed on that incident. 1. Any question, complaints, SCHEDULING or comments shall be taken 1. “One Hour Rule” – Any up with the GusBuster. Only game(s) that begins more the team captain may be the spokesperson for his/ her team. than one hour after the original scheduled time, the game 2. The Official/GusBuster has winning scores will be reduced absolute authority to control play on his or her court, includ- by five (5) points, until a time where games begin within one ing the right to ‘sit’ a player hour of the scheduled start for a period of time, eject a player(s) from a game or games, time. The rule will be applied on a court by court basis. The and/or eject a player(s) from the tournament. Higher author- HeadBuster or Gus Macker Staff ity cannot change the judgment will have the authority to implement its use. (This rule will be decisions of the Official/GusBuster. Only questions concern- utilized under certain circum-

stances, due to slow play). SCORING 1. A field goal is worth 1 point. 2. A successful goal from behind a designated line (approx. 19’ 9”) is worth 2 points. The player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating the attempt. 3. The following scoring rules apply for the Adult Division: A. Winner Bracket Games - 15 points win by 2, up to a maximum of 20 points. (example: 15-13, 18-16, 20-19). B. Loser Bracket Games - 15 points win by 2, up to a maximum of 20 points. C. Toilet Bowl Games - 15 points straight-out, (i.e. no “win by 2”). 4. All games will have a 25-minute time limit. The Official starting time will be recorded by the Official/GusBuster on the scoresheet. The “official time” will be under the jurisdiction of the Official/ GusBuster. (The Official Time will be stopped only during timeouts – regular and/ or injury.)

5. The team leading at the end of the 25-minute time limit will be declared the winner. 6. If the game is tied after 25 minutes of play and no team has reached the required number of points to win the game, the Official/ GusBuster will flip a coin to determine team possession. The first team to score will win the game. FOULS AND VIOLATIONS Note: Technical Fouls are the only fouls that will result in free throws before seven (7) team fouls have been committed. 1. The players participating will call all fouls and violations. The player fouled is responsible for making the call. 2. In the case of an obvious miscall, the GusBuster may change the call at his/her discretion. 3. Shooting fouls will be handled in the following manner (on and after the 7th team foul): A. When the basket is made – count the basket and whether the ensuing free throw is made or missed, possession goes to

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the defensive team. B. When the basket is missed – if the free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team. If the free throw is missed, the offensive team retains possession. NOTE: One (1) free-throw will be awarded to the fouled player, even if fouled in the act of attempting a shot from behind the 2-point line. 4. Non-shooting fouls – on and after the 7th team foul – will be handled in the following manner: A. If the free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team. B. If the free throw is missed, the offensive team retains possession. 5. All free throws are dead balls. 6. FREE THROW OPTION: in any free throw situations (including technical fouls), the designated shooter may at his or her option choose to shoot from the free-throw line for one (1) point, OR from behind the 2 point line for 2 points. In

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either case, the player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating and completing the attempt. If the 2 point shot is chosen, the non-shooting team will be awarded the ball regardless of whether the shot is successful or not (Exception: Technical Fouls). 7. All technical fouls will be counted as a team foul. TECHNICAL FOULS - PLAYER MISCONDUCT, FLAGRANT AND INTENTIONAL FOULS 1. DEFINITION: The Official/ GusBuster may assess a Technical Foul for any misconduct, flagrant, or intentional fouls committed by a player(s). This may include: • A Contact Foul intended to hurt an opponent, fan or Official/ GusBuster • Vulgar or verbally abusive behavior • Other misconduct deemed inappropriate by the Official/ GusBuster (e.g. intentionally kicking the ball, etc.) or • A contact foul designed to neutralize an opponent’s obvi-

ous advantageous position. 2. PENALTY: A choice between two (2) Free Throws from the Free Throw Line (15-ft.) for one (1) point each, OR two (2) shots from behind the 2 point line for 2 points each will be awarded to the offended team. In either case, the player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating and completing the attempt. • The Team Captain may designate the player to shoot. • The Offended Team will retain possession of the ball whether the shots are made or missed. Any player committing two (2) Technical Fouls in a game is automatically ejected from that game and his/her teams’ next game. 3. Fighting and/or ‘Throwing a Punch’ automatically results in a Technical Foul assessed against the players(s) involved. Free Throws will be awarded as described above and will result in immediate dismissal of the player(s) from the tournament. 4. A Technical Foul will be counted as a Team Foul.

5. Continuous misconduct, intentional and/or flagrant fouling by a team or player may result in dismissal from the game or tournament at the discretion of the Official/GusBuster or other Tournament Official. 6. Any player ejected from a Gus Macker Tournament for misconduct, intentional and/ or flagrant fouling, fighting or throwing a punch, will be automatically banned from participation in future Gus Macker Tournaments for a period of one (1) year. 7. NEW! Misconduct by a player and/or team while playing in their final game of the tournament or after already being eliminated from competition in the tournament, and/or while acting as a ‘spectator’ at another game(s), may jeopordize that player and/or team from further participation in that tournament and/or future Macker Tournaments, at the discretion of tournament officials.

OFFICIAL/GUSBUSTER DUTIES 1. The Official/GusBuster will call all fouls and violations. 2. One (1) Official/GusBuster assigned per court. 3. The Official/GusBuster has absolute authority to control play on his or her court, including the right to ‘sit’ a player for a period of time, eject a player(s)

from a game or games, and/or eject a player(s) from the tournament. Higher authority cannot change the judgment decisions of the Official/GusBuster. Only questions concerning rule interpretation are appealable. (NOTE: Even though it is not required, Gus suggests that the Official/ GusBuster check with the HeadBuster or a Macker Staff member regarding ejection of a player

from a tournament.) 4. Once play resumes after a disagreement or appeal, the decision is considered to be final. No further appeals will be allowed on that incident. SCHEDULING 1. As a general rule, in the Junior Divisions (approximately 18 years of age and below) teams are placed into male and female divisions according to pre-estab-

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lished age categories, as follows: 10 & under 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18 Any co-ed teams registered to play will automatically be scheduled in a male division based on criteria listed above. • The age of the players is determined as of the particular tournament dates. • To ensure proper placement of team, all four (4) players must fit within the established age category. If a player does not meet the age requirement, your team will be placed into the category of the oldest player. •SPECIAL NOTE: Every effort will be made to place teams into these age categories. Gus Macker will change or combine age categories only when not enough teams have entered to complete an age division. In a few instances, Gus Macker may have to create co-ed within these age categories. TIME LIMIT/SCORING 1. A field goal is worth 1 point. 2. A successful goal from behind a designated line (approx. 16’ 9”) is worth 2 points. The player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating the attempt. 3. The following scoring rules apply for the Junior Division: A. Winner Bracket Games-15 points win by 2, up to a maximum of 20 points. (example: 15-13,18-16, 20-19). B. Loser Bracket Games-15 points win by 2, up to a maximum of 20 points. (example: 15-13, 18-16, 20-19). C. Toilet Bowl Games-15 points straight-out. 4. All games will have a 25-minute time limit. The official starting time will be recorded by the Official/GusBuster on the score

sheet. The official time will be under the jurisdiction of the Official/GusBuster. (The “official time” will be stopped only during timeouts–regular and/or injury.) 5. The team leading at the end of the 25–minute time limit will be declared the winner. 6. If the game is tied after 25 minutes of play and no team has reached the required number of points to win the game, the Official/GusBuster will flip a coin to determine team possession. The first team to score will win the game. FOULS AND FREE THROWS 1. NEW! All shooting fouls will be handled in the following manner: A. When the basket is made – count the basket and whether the ensuing free throw is made or missed, possession goes to the defensive team. B. When the basket is missed – if the free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team. If the free throw is missed, the offensive team retains possession. NOTE: One (1) free-throw will be awarded to the fouled player, even if fouled in the act of attempting a shot from behind the 2-point line. 2. Non-shooting fouls – on and after the 7th team foul – will be handled in the following manner: A. If the free throw is made, possession goes to the defensive team. B. If the free throw is missed, the offensive team retains possession. 3. All free throws are dead balls. 4. FREE THROW OPTION: in any free throw situations (including technical fouls), the designated shooter may at his or her option choose to shoot from the freethrow line for one (1) point, OR

from behind the 2 point line for 2 points. In either case, the player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating and completing the attempt. If the 2 point shot is chosen, the non-shooting team will be awarded the ball regardless of whether the shot is successful or not (Exception: Technical Fouls). 5. All technical fouls will be counted as a team foul.

TECHNICAL FOULS – PLAYER MISCONDUCT, FLAGRANT AND INTENTIONAL FOULS 1. DEFINITION: The Official/GusBuster may assess a Technical Foul for any misconduct, flagrant, or intentional fouls committed by a player(s). This may include: • A Contact Foul intended to hurt an opponent, fan or Official/GusBuster • Vulgar or verbally abusive behavior • Other misconduct deemed inappropriate by the Official/GusBuster (e.g. intentionally kicking the ball, etc.) or • A contact foul designed to neutralize an opponent’s obvious advantageous position. 2. PENALTY: A choice between two (2) Free Throws from the Free Throw Line (15-ft.) for one (1) point each, OR two (2) shots from behind the 2 point line for 2 points each will be awarded to the offended team. In either case, the player shooting must have both feet completely behind the line when initiating and completing the attempt. • The Team Captain may designate the player to shoot. • The Offended Team will retain possession of the ball whether the shots are made or missed. Any player committing two (2)

Technical Fouls in a game is automatically ejected from that game and his/her teams’ next game. 3. Fighting and/or ‘Throwing a Punch’ automatically results in a Technical Foul assessed against the players(s) involved. Free Throws will be awarded as described above and will result in immediate dismissal of the player(s) from the tournament. 4. A Technical Foul will be counted as a Team Foul. 5. Continuous misconduct, intentional and or flagrant fouling by a team or player may result in dismissal from the game or tournament at the discretion of the Official/GusBuster or other Tournament Official. 6. Any player ejected from a Gus Macker Tournament for misconduct, intentional and/or flagrant fouling, fighting or throwing a punch, will be automatically banned from participation in future Gus Macker Tournaments for a period of one (1) year. 7. NEW! Misconduct by a player and/or team while playing in their final game of the tournament or after already being eliminated from competition in the tournament, and/or while acting as a ‘spectator’ at another game(s), may jeopordize that player and/or team from further participation in that tournament and/or future Macker Tournaments, at the discretion of tournament officials.


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Gus Macker Event Planners Fearless Finch Fanatics Leaders: Timothy Otteman Lori Irwin

Facility Operations: Jessica Chesley Lindsay Ostin

Sponsor Relations: Alison Chludzinski Laura Dulude Bracketologist & Trophyologist: Audrey Martin Tori Whelan

Gusette Editor: Kamaria Thornton

Bloggers: Stephanie McClung Brittney Theodore

Public Address Announcer: Andrew Karagosian

Ken Kreiner Agency 316 North Mission Street Mount Pleasant, MI (989) 775-3221

Special Events Captains: Samantha Narovich Jennifer Henning Vittoria Valenti Julie Dudderar Courtney Jacobs Tyler Champt Ashley Kahael

Jessica LePage Johanna Alexander Colleen Anderson Lindsay Lawrence Court Captains: Jaclyn Trainor Rebecca Wade Lauren Butwell Michelle Maynard Matt Szubeilski Trevor Parnell Heather Curtis Justin Papes Paul Kowalewski Kim Rosen Chelsea Huffman Kendall Boyle Nicole Benedict Andrew Tucker Valentina Noto Savannah Ellis Jessica Schiefer


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Don’t Starve, Get Your Grub On Dining Options Close to the Festival

For tasty concession food and snacks visit: the inside of Finch Fieldhouse for a wide selection offered by Aramark For a nice cup of joe visit: Java City in the library (12n-4pm) -orKaya Cafe a local college hang out spot on the corner of Bellows and University (on the end of the SBX building) For your custom built sub visit: Quiznos in the University Center For a great malt, shake or slice of

Gus Macker Weather Policy

Adverse weather conditions & unplayable situations may result in the following (in order of decisionmaking process): 1. Delay of games for a period of time until the clouds break and conditions improve. (May also require moving games from scheduled courts to overflow courts or others not in use, and/or eliminate certain aspects such as Toilet Bowl, etc.). 2. Reduce the number of points required to win a game. 3. Play games on a consecutive basis by game number rather than by the pre-established game times. 4. Change the format of the tournament from double to single elimination. 5. Move the tournament to indoor site within a reasonable distance of the original site if available. 6. Re-schedule the tournament for a later date at the same site. 7. Cancel the tournament. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the tournament due to adverse weather conditions, each team shall receive their four (4) players t-shirts and team registration package (i.e. programs, Gusettes, etc.) Every effort will also be made to present trophies and awards in an equitable manner. Under no circumstances will a team receive a full

pizza visit: Malt Shop another local college hang out with handmake malts and shakes located on the corner of Bellows and University (across the street from Grawn Hall)

For chain fast food restaurants: (leaving from Finch facing Preston) turn left. Follow and cross E Campus Drive. Fast food places will be on both your left and right on S Mission Street.

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cash refund of the team entry fee. The exact amount of the refund is at the sole discretion of the tournament organizers, considering the number of games played, out of pocket costs, etc. The maximum cash refund, if any, will be $20.00 per team. SPECIAL NOTE: Teams must be at their court at the scheduled time, even if games are “running behind”. If games are “running behind” for any reason (inclement weather, slow play, etc.) the final point of reference for scheduling or re-scheduling procedures shall be the Bracket Tent; not any verbal information provided by a GusBuster or Super Buster.The players are ultimately responsible for obtaining accurate scheduling information and being at their court to play when their game is to begin. Game time is forfeit time.

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8:00am Opening Ceremonies 10:00am - 4:00pm 3 Point Shoot-Out Tie-Dye Gus Macker Shirts Military Service Project 2:00pm Wheelchair Basketball TBA Kevin Garrett (Live Performance) Water Balloon Toss Toilet Paper Relay Human Mario Cart Sunday, May 1, 2011

10:00am - 2:00pm Free Throw Shoot-Out Tie-Dye Gus Macker Shirts Military Service Project

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