UMaine students have good clean fun in annual oozeball competition

Posted May 02, 2013, at 5:29 a.m.
An oozeball team rushes their opponents to throw them in the mud during a match at Maine Day celebrations at the University of Maine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. There are no formal rules in oozeball. The goal of the game is to get as dirty as possible. Those who remain the cleanest at the end of the match are typically ambushed by the opposing team.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
An oozeball team rushes their opponents to throw them in the mud during a match at Maine Day celebrations at the University of Maine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. There are no formal rules in oozeball. The goal of the game is to get as dirty as possible. Those who remain the cleanest at the end of the match are typically ambushed by the opposing team. Buy Photo
Two University of Maine students splash mud on each other during a game of oozeball during Maine Day celebrations on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Although the game is played like volleyball, oozeball has no scoring, no formal rules and no winner.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
Two University of Maine students splash mud on each other during a game of oozeball during Maine Day celebrations on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Although the game is played like volleyball, oozeball has no scoring, no formal rules and no winner. Buy Photo
A volleyball rests in a mud pit after a game of oozeball at the University of Maine campus on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Oozeball Championships are part of the  annual Maine Day celebrations on campus. Maine Day celebrations take place the last Wednesday before spring semester finals.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
A volleyball rests in a mud pit after a game of oozeball at the University of Maine campus on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Oozeball Championships are part of the annual Maine Day celebrations on campus. Maine Day celebrations take place the last Wednesday before spring semester finals. Buy Photo
University of Maine students play oozeball during Maine Day celebrations on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The goal of the game is to get as dirty as possible.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
University of Maine students play oozeball during Maine Day celebrations on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The goal of the game is to get as dirty as possible. Buy Photo
Maine freshman Kai Whitehead is covered in mud after competing in an oozeball match during the Maine Day celebrations at the University of Maine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
Maine freshman Kai Whitehead is covered in mud after competing in an oozeball match during the Maine Day celebrations at the University of Maine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Buy Photo
 A University of Maine student celebrates after scoring during a game of oozeball during the Maine Day celebrations on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Although competition is encouraged, oozeball has no scoring, no formal rules and no winner.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
A University of Maine student celebrates after scoring during a game of oozeball during the Maine Day celebrations on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Although competition is encouraged, oozeball has no scoring, no formal rules and no winner. Buy Photo
A team clad in overcoats, sunglasses and sweaters competes in the Oozeball Championships during the Maine Day celebrations at the University of Maine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
A team clad in overcoats, sunglasses and sweaters competes in the Oozeball Championships during the Maine Day celebrations at the University of Maine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Buy Photo
A student reacts to her cold shower after an oozeball match during the Maine Day celebrations at the University of Maine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Carter F. McCall | BDN
A student reacts to her cold shower after an oozeball match during the Maine Day celebrations at the University of Maine on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Buy Photo

More slideshows

ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business