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Prison Ball Fad

Posted By Deborah Lambert On September 17, 2010 @ 9:23 am In Faculty Lounge | No Comments

In a safety-obsessed society that bans dodge ball and tag for elementary school kids, perhaps it’s predictable that one of the newest fads on college campuses is something called Prison Ball, according to the Student Free Press Association.

Described as “fast-paced” and “crazy” by University of Kansas student player Mike Pitt, the game resembles basic dodge ball, but with a difference. If a player gets hit, he’s not out of the game. Instead he goes to a “jail” near the opponent’s goal. “The way to get out of jail is to catch a ball thrown from the far side of the court by a teammate.  The tweaks in the rules make it a quicker game.” (Daily Kansan)

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