Students to run “Nearly Naked” to Make a “Jacket Racket”

UW-Superior is host­ing Jacket Racket the week­end of Novem­ber 7 through Novem­ber 9. Among the ath­letic events tak­ing place dur­ing the event are other inter­est­ing and pos­si­bly con­tro­ver­sial goings-on that will cer­tainly get people’s atten­tion. Jacket Racket is a time ded­i­cated to show­ing pride in UW-Superior tra­di­tions and pride in the Black and Yel­low.  Student’s will have the oppor­tu­nity to take part in many of these events with a con­test being held for the stu­dent who attends the most, fill­ing up a punch card, and win­ning a chance at tuition. One of the biggest high­lights of the weekend-long event is the Nearly Naked Run.


The Nearly Naked Run is open to all UW-Superior stu­dents and is free to sign up. The Run itself takes place Novem­ber 8 and starts in Wess­man Arena Stu­dents are asked to donate cloth­ing and run a mile through the UWS cam­pus nearly naked. Event orga­niz­ers say bathing suit areas are to be cov­ered up giv­ing it the name Nearly Naked Mile with an empha­sis on the nearly to avoid major con­tro­versy. Reg­is­tra­tion for the event starts at 4 p.m. at Wess­man Arena Fri­day Novem­ber 8 with the run begin­ning at 5 p.m. T-shirts will also be avail­able for pur­chase after the run. The biggest chal­lenge for the run­ners will be the poten­tial cold tem­per­a­tures that may occur as they run across the cam­pus. This gives them an added level of suc­cess for both sup­port­ing the cause and brav­ing the chill of a Wis­con­sin November.

On Thurs­day Novem­ber 7, the Men’s and Women’s bas­ket­ball teams will be host­ing the sec­ond annual Jacket Jam in the Mertz Mor­torelli Gym at 7 p.m. The event will include skills com­pe­ti­tions, scrim­mages, three-point shoot-out, and a slam dunk contest.

The ath­letic theme con­tin­ues through the week­end as a tail­gate will be held on Fri­day before the men’s hockey sea­son opener against St. Johns. The game faces off at 7 p.m. at Wess­man Arena. Fol­low­ing the game, stu­dents can take the ice and take part in the late night skate. Rental of skates will avail­able to stu­dents for the event.


Finally On Sat­ur­day, The Mar­covich Well­ness Cen­ter will cel­e­brate its ten year anniver­sary with a stu­dent pep fest begin­ning at 5 p.m. in the Mertz Mor­torelli Gym­na­sium. Then at 7 p.m., the men’s hockey team will be host­ing Con­cor­dia Col­lege at Wess­man arena.

Also that same night in the Yel­low­jacket Union, the Union Bash will take place from 8 p.m. to mid­night. The dance will fea­ture a mechan­i­cal bull and other dance com­pe­ti­tions. This event is look­ing to pro­vide a mul­ti­tude of options for stu­dents to enjoy the week­end Jacket Racket and help sup­port UW-Superior and other orga­ni­za­tions doing it.

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