Pre Game-Day Shooting Competition
Place item was collected
Logan, UT. Utah State University
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
I was born in 1997 (20 years old) in Kalamunda, Western Australia, Australia. I moved to Melbourne, Australia when I was ten years old. I now live in Logan, Utah, USA. I attend Utah State University and I play on the USU Women's Basketball Team. I have been playing basketball for ten years. I have many superstitions when it comes to basketball.
I collected this item one day after practice, the competition always takes place after practice, the whole team and the coaches are all there and all participate. Not all players and coaches get to shoot on the same day however.
The shooting competition always takes place after practice on the day before a
game. Not everyone gets to shoot on the same day, each class is grouped
together and then the coaches and staff are grouped together. for the competition
you have to make one layup, one free-throw, one three point shot and one half
court shot in thirty seconds in order to score one point. We have been doing this
contest for over three years now but we recently thought of getting rid of it because
we didn't do it before one of our games and we broke a 6 game losing streak.
I think I explained the competition as clearly as possible. It's a fun competition but I think I captured the real superstition factor in there.
Dr. Lynne S. McNeill
Semester and year
G2: Leisure Activities - Recreation, Sports, Games
Brewster, Rachel, "Pre Game-Day Shooting Competition" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 10.