What is a "Watermelon Chase?" We Found Out!

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Last month, we asked you to caption this photo, and luckily, Mike Gross ’86 was able to tell us more about it. It turns out, back in the ’80s Sigma Nu hosted what they called the “Watermelon Chase” during Greek Week.

Mike said, “As I recall (but do not guarantee it all to be true!), in the EARLY ’80s, contestants had to stand on the top of the wall on the backside of the basketball court, jump off the wall, run to the pool, and push a greased watermelon from one end of the pool to the other. Multiple players participated at once and the one to get the watermelon out of the pool first won. Great memory!”

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