Redefining the Classroom

If just for a day, oozeball is the new volleyball

Posted: September 19th, 2013

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ALL THE RIGHT OOZE – Lake Superior State University students Robby Przybylski (l) and Chris Maurer dive for a ball during Lake State's annual "oozeball" tournament held Sept. 14 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Looking on from either side of the ball are Valerie Hirsch (l) and Jess Hawkins. About 200 students scrimmaged on three courts pre-wetted by the Sault Fire Department. Student organizers spent about ten hours picking rocks out of the courts the night before. Play was suspended on game day for about a minute to dig out a rock the size of a medium squash. Next year's event — sponsored by LSSU's student alumni group, SAILS — happens the second weekend of September. Przybylski is a fire science senior from Brighton, Mich.; Maurer, a senior in mechanical engineering from Midland, Mich.; Hirsch, a nursing junior from Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Hawkins, a freshman in business administration/management from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (Photo by LSSU Photojournalism Student Alexander Modrzynski)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; LSSU Alumni Director Susan Fitzpatrick, e-mail, 635-2831.