Toilet Paper Tradition Tips Off Basketball Season Nov. 1

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (October 28, 2014) - The John Brown University men’s home basketball season opens on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. when the Golden Eagles host Central Baptist (Ark.) in the annual Toilet Paper Game. 

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 34 year-old tradition brings record crowds, approximately 2,000 rolls of toilet paper and an automatic technical foul against JBU. 

The Toilet Paper Game, which began in the early 1980s, has been listed as a top fan tradition in college basketball by Sports Weekly and was described as the “best technical foul in all of sports” by USA Today. The game has also been covered by ESPN “Around the Horn” and “Sports Center.”

John Brown University is a member of the NAIA Division I and competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC). 

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 1 overall and a Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News. JBU enrolls more than 2,800 students from 42 states and 40 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.


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