Toilet paper game sets JBU on a roll
By: Jamie Smith 28 October 2010 2 Comments
This photo and information is courtesy of the John Brown University Public Relations Office.
Toilet paper flew Thursday night as 1,800 fans at John Brown University continued a 30-year tradition. Each year during the first home game, fans come armed with rolls of toilet paper, which they hurl onto the court after the first made field goal by JBU. This 30 year-old tradition brings record crowds, approximately 1,000 rolls of toilet paper and an automatic technical foul against JBU. The JBU Golden Eagles beat the Hillsdale Freewill Baptist Saints 77-57.
The Toilet Paper Game, which began in the early 1980s, started when a group of guys brought rolls of TP from the dorm to throw after the first JBU score. The practice stuck and now the tradition has been listed as a top fan tradition in college basketball by USA Today Sports Weekly and was recently described as the “best technical foul in all of sports” by USA Today Game ON!
This game was extra special for the college as it was started the first season in its new arena. This year will mark the inaugural season in the newly completed Bill George Arena, which was dedicated on Oct. 8.
JBU is a member of the NAIA Division I and competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC). JBU was the SAC champions in 2010 and went on to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
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