Wednesday, October 03, 2007

SIUE homecoming: Students lean back and let it rip in Recliner Race

It's homecoming time. Let the games begin. The sillier the better.
Fraternity and sorority members gathered midday Tuesday to for the Recliner Race, just one of many events taking place this week to celebrate Homecoming Week at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

"Get the ugliest recliner you can find and then put it on wheels," explained John Davenport, coordinator of Greek life and orientation.

The winning LazyBoy featured orange upholstery spray-painted with the Greek letters Sigma Phi Epsilon, representing the fraternity that decorated and raced it. It sat on a wooden frame with wheels.

One seated man served as the "driver" while three other fraternity brothers pushed the "Sig Ep Stallion" to victory.
Well, it beats studying for mid-terms. (Sadly, there was no picture.)

SIUE homecoming: Students lean back and let it rip in Recliner Race