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A muddied past

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The story of how the Mudbowl
began depends on whether the per-
son your asking lives on the east
side or west side of Washtenaw
Avenue.
It was originally held on Home-
coming weekends between neigh-
boring rival fraternities Phi Delta
Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Both fraternities take credit for
starting the tradition.
According to Phi Delt President
Patrick Moore, the tradition started
when Phi Delt members challenged
SAE to a backyard football game
before the 1934 homecoming game.
The fraternity considers class of
1937 Phi Delt member E. Reed Low
to be the founder of the Mudbowl.
SAE tells a different story. The
fraternity says it started the annual
game after a heavy rainstorm flood-
ed their lawn in 1933.
The overall record of the games is
also hotly contested - both fraterni-
ties boast to have lost only a handful

of times in the game's history.
"I'msure SAE claims it's the other
way around," said Greg Karmizan,
the secretary of alumni relations for
Phi Delta Theta, in an e-mail.
Discrepancies aside, the game is a
memorable highlightcin both the fra-
ternities' and the University's home-
coming traditions.
Today, Sigma Alpha Epsilon's
lawn is tilled and watered to create
an approximately 1-foot deep mud
playing field in preparation of the
game. In order to getthe ground soft
and wet enough for Mudbowl-wor-
thy slop, the Ann Arbor Fire Depart-
ment opens fire hydrants to soak the
field with nearly 10,000 gallons of
water, former SAE Vice President
Jeff Chod said.
According to Moore, one unusu-
ally cold fall caused the water on the
field to freeze and form a thin sheet
of ice overnight. The broken pieces
of ice cut some players' legs as they
struggled through the mud.

Over the decades, the game has
expanded to include sponsors, two
sororities facing off during half-
time, more fans, a highlights show
on ESPN and recognition in Sports
Illustrated magazine.
Significant changes were made
*hen Phi Delt had its charter
revoked in 1998. Since its return
in 2002 with all new members, the
rivalry between the two fraternities
has subsided considerably.
The game is no longer always
between the two fraternities - SAE
now determines its opponent using
a-tournament, held one week before
the Mudbowl.
This year will be the first time
the game is not held the morning of
the Homecoming game because the
game is over Fall Break, Chod said.
Instead, the game will begin at 10
a.m. on Oct. 27 on the SAE lawn on
the corner of Washtenaw Avenue
and South University Avenue.
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TOMASSO GOMEZ/Daily
The Mudbowl at SAE has expanded from its original
two-fraternty rivalry into a big tournament for mem-
bers ct Grcek life.

CRIME NOTES
Cash swiped Car keyed by

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

from empty
room
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday at about 9
a.m.
WHAT: Forty-seven dollars
was reported stolen from an
unattended room, the Depart-
ment of Public Safety reported.
Police have no suspects.

unknown person
WHERE: Burton Memorial
Tower
WHEN: Tuesday at about 12:45
p.m.
WHAT: An unknown subject
keyed a student vehicle, DPS
reported. The black Pontiac
Trans-Am was damaged along
the front passenger door.

Discussion on
coming out
WHAT: "Let's Talk About It:
A Coming Out Panel," with
panelists telling stories about
coming out as transgender,
bisexual, lesbian and/or gay
WHO: Office of Lesbian Gay
Bisexual and Transgender
Affairs
WHEN: Today at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Room 1H203, Main
Hospital .

PrescrintiOn nad

CORRECTIONS
. A story on yesterday's
front page (Fiery Paul speaks
on Diag) misidentified -
Andrew Kent as the execu-
tive director of Students for
a Sensible Drug Policy. He is
the chairman. Chris Chiles
is the executive director of
SSDP.
* A story on yesterday's
front page (Studies seek to
slow flu spread) incorrectly
stated that the researchers
use anti-bacterial hand sani-
tizer. They use an alcohol-
based hand sanitizer during
research.
" The same story misidenti-
fied the dorms where the
program is recruiting. They
are recruiting at Alice Lloyd,
Bursley Hall, West Quad-
rangle, East Quadrangle and
South Quadrangle.
" Please report any error
in the Daily to correc-
tions@michigandaily.com.

MCard stolen, x.F
nabbed, used for Salsa dancing
used to eat at r

An Elkton, Md. man came
home to find an intruder
sleeping in his bed, The
Associated Press reported. The
burglar, Mark "Weasel" Wil-
liam, set up a chair to block the
back entrance before going to
sleep. He was found with police
suspect tobe crack cocaine.
Radiohead's new album,
"In Rainbows," is avail-
able online for whatever
price you want.
>>FOR MORE, SEE THE B-SIDE
A hungry 6-year-old boy
tried to steal his grand-
mother's car to go to the
local Applebee's restaurant in
his town of Broomfield, Colo.,
the AP reported. The boy was
unable to get the car out of
reverse and only traveled 75
feet before hitting a transform-
er, knocking outpower nearby.

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Scott Bell Managing Sports Editor bell@michigandaily.com
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Nate Sandals, Jack Herman, Kevin Wright
SPORTS N IGH T EDITORS: Mike Eisenstein, Dan Feldman, Mark
Giannotto, Courtney Ratkowiak,IanRobinson,AndyReid
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Subway
WHERE: 800 block of South
University Avenue
WHEN: Tuesday at about 6:30
a.m.
WHAT: A student's stolen
MCard was used at the Subway
in the Michigan Union, DPS
reported.

frad
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday at 8 a.m.
WHAT: A prescription pad
stolen two years ago from Can-
ton Health Center was used
at the University Hospital for
fraudulent prescriptions, DPS
reported. The case is under
investigation.

WHAT: A celebration of
Latino Heritage month that
offers free salsa lessons and a
dance party with live band
WHO: The Office of Multi-
Ethnic Student Affairs
WHEN: Today from 10 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
WHERE: Michigan Room,
Michigan League

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