The second installment of UTD’s newest tradition is set to create quite a splash, albeit a muddy one, when Oozeball once again takes the campus by storm April 8.
The year-old event, conceived and run by the Student Ambassadors, is a volleyball tournament played in a pit of mud.
“Oozeball is just another thing in a series of events available to students to stay on campus and have fun on campus,” senior interdisciplinary studies major and Oozeball committee chair Tim Hise said.
Sixteen UTD teams, with names like the Mud Dawgs and Feisty Mongoose, will square off against one another. The winner will face squads from other DFW-area schools in a quest for muddy supremacy.
In other action, the SGA will run its very own mudslinging campaign as they take on a faculty team.
Hise said last year’s event attracted around 1,000 players and spectators and while the playing field isn’t expanding, he hopes more fans will turn up this year.
Judi Hensley, administrative coordinator for the President and Student Ambassador adviser, said the Ambassador raised almost $2,000 to pay for the dirt and Oozeball t-shirts to be distributed to students.
SUAAB is sponsoring a free half-time tailgate party, and the UTD Power Dancers will be the Janet Jacksons of Oozeball without wardrobe malfunctions.
“Oozeball gives students more of a chance to have a campus life like at other schools,” Hise said.