According to Margaret Nagle, senior director of public relations and operations at the University of Maine, Maine Day began in 1935 as a day devoted to the campus, a day to take pride in the institution.
One of the activities students participate in during Maine Day is oozeball.
With no scoring, no formal rules and no winner, the sole purpose of oozeball is to get as dirty as possible. A University of Maine tradition started by the Alpha Delta fraternity, 2014 marked the 31st year of oozeball, an 8-minute volleyball game played in a mud pit.
All money raised from the oozeball entry fees is donated to a different organization each year. This year, Alpha Delta is donating the funds to the Conley Speech & Hearing Center.