John Brown University celebrates annual Toilet Paper Game (video)

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; A fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide wears a box of Tide and toilet paper representing the phrase “roll tide, roll” walks outside of the stadium before the 2013 BCS Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to college basketball traditions, it’s hard to find a celebration stranger that John Brown University’s annual Toilet Paper Game. The event is celebrated when the first JBU basket is scored during the first home game of every season.

Here’s what it looked like this year after Max Hopfgartner scored against Crowley’s Ridge College:


Yahoo! Sports did a column about the odd tradition, which you can read an excerpt of below:

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how or when the tradition of the TP game began because former coaches and administrators at John Brown each have different recollections. What they all agree on, however, is how the event’s popularity has steadily grown in the roughly 30 years since John Brown students first began sneaking rolls of toilet paper into old Murray Sells Athletic Center for the school’s home opener…


…It dawned on John Brown administrators that the TP game was one of their most cherished traditions, so they went from barely tolerating it to fully endorsing it almost overnight. They had the school’s student life department hand out rolls of toilet paper to fans at the entrance of the arena, set up recycling bins inside to collect it in afterward and create halftime games for prizes in which students had to sink a free throw or topple bowling pins with rolls of toilet paper.

Basically, JBU > your school.

[Source: Yahoo! Sports]

Topics: John Brown University, Toilet Paper

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