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Annual "Clash of the Quads" Set for October 2 & 3
Students from Residence Halls and University Apartments Compete for Pride and Prizes

Contact: Karl Luntta (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 30, 2004) -- UAlbany residence hall students will compete in a friendly rivalry called Clash of the Quads, a two-day competition on Oct. 2-3.

The event is a tradition that began at UAlbany when it was the New York State College for Teachers, and was then a freshmen-upper-classmen competition known as "Student Rivalry." Today the University carries on this tradition with a new twist, where students from various residence halls or quads compete against each other.

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Christine Bouchard said, "The Clash of the Quads is a cornerstone of the revival of University tradition. It bolsters school spirit, inspires pride in the University, and gets students out to meet each other. This year we've expanded the competition for all University residents, including anyone from the residence halls and university apartments."

Saturday's events will be held simultaneously on various quad lawns from noon to 4 p.m., with a Saturday Nite Fest from 4:30 to 8 p.m. The competitions include kickball, egg-on-a-spoon relay race, musical chairs, a three-legged race, and single and pairs Double Dutch competitions. The winning teams from Saturday's semifinal events will move on to the final competition on Sunday starting at noon, where they will compete in a massive tug-of-war. For more information visit


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