NORMAN, Okla. -- With the 2010-11 college basketball season drawing near, Jeff Capel's OU team announced it will hold a Hoops Jam on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Huston Huffman Fitness Center on the OU campus. The free event, open only to currently enrolled OU students, will feature five $1,000 tuition prizes.
The evening will start at 7:45 with OU mascots Boomer and Sooner entertaining students with a dunk show. The basketball team will be introduced at 8 and Coach Capel will address the crowd.
The first event of the night will be a bracket-style pairs shooting contest, featuring 12 teams of one student and one student-athlete. Each pair will have 30 seconds to make as many 3-pointers as possible. Two pairs will advance to a championship shoot-off, with the student of the championship team winning an iPad.
A dunk contest featuring select members of the team will follow. A panel of judges, to include Capel and his coaching staff, will determine the winning student-athlete.
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Capel will then randomly draw numbers for five lucky students to each win $1,000 in tuition prizes. The winning students will have $1,000 transferred to their bursar account prior to the spring 2011 semester. This promotion is open to all currently enrolled OU students in attendance at the Hoops Jam event. Winning students must be present to win. If a winning number is called and not claimed within two minutes, a replacement number will be announced.
The event will conclude with the team signing autographs and hanging out with the student body.
Students will be able to sign up for men's basketball season tickets throughout the Hoops Jam just in time for the Nov. 2 exhibition game. Student season tickets cost $140, but when OU students use their tickets they get them for free. Just by attending games (or having someone else use the season ticket), students can qualify for the men's' basketball student season ticket rebate program. When students attend 15 or more home games, the $140 will be credited to their bursar account. If they attend at least 13 games, $50 will be credited to their bursar account.
OU students will need to use their student I.D. to enter the Huston Huffman Fitness Center for the Hoop Jam and will be positioned around the south courts.
For more information regarding the event, students can call the OU Athletics Marketing Office at (405) 325-7811.
To purchase student season tickets, call the Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or (800) 456-4668, or click here.
The Sooners host Northern State Nov. 2 in a 7 p.m. exhibition game and will open regular season play Nov. 12 with a home game against Coppin State, also at 7 p.m.