Marbeck Center Board (MCB) held their yearly Dam Jam to kick of the basketball season.
On November 12, MCB and the cheerleaders held the Dam Jam event in the Sommer Center to kick of both Men’s and Women’s Basketball sports along with winter sports.
There are many activities that take place during the event: 3-point contest, dribbling course, knockout, faculty and staff verse students and other activities. For each activity, students would sign their names on a piece of paper and place it into a bag. The event coordinator would read the names of
the students that they have drawn from the bag, and then the student would take part in the activity. There were prizes at the end of each activity if a student won.
Brent Schroeder, the Advisor for MCB and Assistant Director of University event complex, stated that this event has been around for at least a decade and the previous name was Midnight Madness until it was recently changed to Dam Jam about three years ago. Schroeder said that there was a lot
of planning with this year event because last year’s event had some criticism from mostly the basketball coaches along with the cheerleaders.
Brett Whitfield, a student who attended, said that he saw Dam Jam as a great idea but “It (Dam Jam) didn’t hype-up winter sports as much as it could have.”
Schroeder had a statement for next year’s Dam Jam, “It will be better than this last year’s.”