Annual Toilet Paper Tradition Tips off Basketball Season

The 2010 TP Game packed the Bill George Arena-Photo by Luke Davis at Main Street Studios

The 2010 TP Game packed the Bill George Arena-Photo by Luke Davis at Main Street Studios

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (November 1, 2011) — The John Brown University men’s home basketball season opens on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. when the Golden Eagles host Hillsdale Freewill Baptist (Okla.) 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 31 year-old tradition brings record crowds, approximately 1,000 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 USA Today Sports Weekly and was described as the “best technical foul in all of sports” by USA Today Game ON!

John Brown University is a member of the NAIA Division I and competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC).  JBU was the SAC champions in 2010 and went on to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division I men’s basketball tournament.

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The 2010 TP Game packed the Bill George Arena-Photo by Luke Davis at Main Street Studios