Kansas coach Mark Mangino responds to reporters questions during a news conference in Kissimmee, Fla., on Sunday. Kansas plays North Carolina State in the Tangerine Bowl on Monday in Orlando. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
Kansas linebacker Kevin Kane, left, paints the hand of Marlene Oritz, 11, of Orlando, Fla., during an outing by the team to the Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Fla. Give Kids The World is 51-acre, non-profit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses whose one wish is to visit central Florida's theme parks.(AP Photo/Scott Audette)
Orlando police officer Chuck Peyton tosses some cables while conducting a search of the football field with his dog, Scout, prior to kick off at the Tangerine Bowl. Secretary Tom Ridge, head of the Department of Homeland Security, urged people to "just go about your business" despite the decision to raise the nation's terror-attack warning to orange, its second-highest level. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)
Much of the rally pitted opposing fans against each other in chanting, trivia and tangerine juice-drinking contests. "This has been really exciting," said Alyssa Hill, a Lawrence, Kan., senior and member of the dance team. "We feel like (athletic director) Lew Perkins is really supporting us, having all the Spirit Squad, the band and the flag team here."
It was the band that stole the show Sunday afternoon in a performance at Walt Disney World. The KU band -- including the Spirit Squad, Big Jay and Baby Jay mascots -- was featured marching down Main Street USA, the principal drag at the Magic Kingdom park.