Published 12/13/12 2:00pm

ShutterButton: Penn Men Had Balls


For five brief, beautiful years between 1908 and 1913, the Freshmen and Sophomore classes would face off every October and prove their manliness by grabbing onto a giant inflatable ball. The rules and scoring of the Penn Push Ball Fight (clever) varied every year, but the basic gist remained the same: Form a crowd and push a ball on top of each other. Shockingly, general boredom and the fact the we had to import our balls from Penn State resulted in the Push Ball Fight being replaced by the fan favorite, Flour Rush. We just can't make these things up...

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