Cold and Muddy, But Oozefest Is A Blast
Not even a cloudy, drizzly and chilly day could keep students away from the University of Buffalo's annual Oozefest on Saturday. It's a spring-time tradition at UB's Amherst Campus, described as a way to "de-stress before exams and a way to bring the UB community together."
It started in 1984 and it's held each year in early May. And with 1500 players it's one of the largest mud volleyball tournaments in the country. Teams are between 6 and 8 players with each player receiving a t-shirt, snacks, lunch, sponsor gifts and a chance to win prizes. A portion of the registration fee supports the UB Fund for Student Life.
It's really messy and I braved the mud to get a few pictures of hundreds of kids having a really great time.