Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 28, 2009) - The John Brown University men’s basketball season kicks off on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. when the Golden Eagles host Hillsdale Freewill Baptist (Okla.) in the annual Toilet Paper Game. This will be the final season of basketball played in the nearly 50 year old Murray Sells Gymnasium.
The Toilet Paper Game, which began in the early 1980’s, is listed as one of the top fan traditions in college basketball based on USA Today Sports Weekly. During the first home game, fans come armed with over 500 rolls of toilet paper, which they hurl onto the court after the first made field goal by JBU. “This is a great rallying point for our campus and community,” said head men’s basketball coach Clark Sheehy. “Murray Sells will always be one of the most exciting places to play in small college athletics, but we are excited about playing in the Bill George Arena next season.”
John Brown University is a member of the NAIA Division I and competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference.