ASU's Curtain of Distraction makes appearance at commencement ceremony

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There's no doubt that Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction has national cachet. It's been featured on NPR, profiled by Slate and had its statistical effectiveness analyzed by The Upshot.

A team of statistical analysts at HARVARD even concluded that the wild antics of ASU's 942 Crew are worth 1.41 points per game. Harvard!

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So, it should come as no suprise that the sparse implement of massive interference - composed of what appears to be PVC tubing and a simple curtain - appeared at one of the school's commencement ceremonies.

According to Associate Athletic Director Bill Kennedy, who oversees the 942 Crew, ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering asked the athletic department if they could use the curtain during this past Wednesday's commencement ceremony at Wells Fargo Arena.

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Kennedy says the department obliged and provided the Curtain of Distraction and some props, while the school provided the people who popped out from behind it.

Congrats to those grads and everyone else graduating from a Pac-12 school this spring! May your hunt for a job be distraction free.

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