Topic: Snowball Fight 2013

A snowball fight on University Street got out of control on Friday, Dec. 6. This is everything we have on the incident and its consequences.

Pharaoh Brown makes statement regarding snowball fight and his suspension

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 4:17 pm.

The University of Oregon’s athletic department just released a statement from tight end Pharaoh Brown about the snowball fight incident and his suspension. “I was one of the many UO students involved in the snowball fight on Friday and my actions escalated to an inappropriate level and for that, I sincerely apologize,” Brown said.  “We […]


University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson releases statement regarding snowball fight

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 2:02 pm.

University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson on Monday issued a statement on the snowball fight that went viral over the weekend. In an email Gottfredson sent out to the entire student body, he stated that the UO Police Department, the Office of the Dean of Students and other campus officials are investigating the snowball incident […]


Oregon suspends Pharaoh Brown for the Alamo Bowl due to role in Friday’s snowball fight

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 4:25 pm.

Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown has been suspended for the Alamo Bowl, two university sources told the Oregonian, due to the role he played in Friday’s snowball fight where multiple students were seen on video pelting cars with snowballs and pouring snow on the windshields. Head coach Mark Helfrich handed out the suspension on Sunday after he […]


Our view: Shame and embarrassment follow snowball fight on University Street, but don’t be quick to assign blame

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 11:19 am.

A thick blanket of fresh snow covered the UO campus on Dec. 6. It was the first time many of us had seen snow like that in years. For some, it was their first time seeing snow in person. It was so bad that classes and events after 2 p.m. were cancelled campus-wide. That day, […]


Crowd psychology and unfamiliar weather may have played a big role in rowdy behavior on University Street during snowball fight

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 10:31 pm.

Sherwin Simmons was on his way to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to donate some of his old paintings on Friday afternoon when he drove his gray sedan down University Street. The retired art history professor was late, but drove slowly on the snow-covered asphalt. As he neared Johnson Lane, he noticed the street […]


Retired University of Oregon professor who was pelted with snowballs by students will not press charges

By on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3:21 pm.

Sherwin Simmons the retired University of Oregon professor, who was pelted by students with snowballs on Friday, told The Emerald that he is not pressing charges today. “I have confidence that the reaction of the university given what has happened will be proportional,” Simmons said. “It will consider these young people and their futures and […]


UO Dean of Students releases statement on snowball video

By on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 11:40 am.

UO Dean of Students Paul Shang released a statement regarding the reader submitted snowball video that reached #2 on Reddit. The statement said that police will be investigating the identities of the students throwing the snowballs and look into whether their actions constitute a criminal act. “The University of Oregon takes the conduct of its […]


Photos: University of Oregon classes canceled, snowball fights ensue

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 11:41 am.

Snow fell at the University of Oregon throughout Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Snowball fights, sledding, snowboarding and other snow-related activities occurred throughout the day due to the large amount of snowfall. Continuing coverage of the snowball fight and its consequences can be found on our topics page. Click here to view the Emerald’s early-morning photo gallery from […]


Oregon athletes and students battle in massive snowball fights on campus

By on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 11:41 am.

After weight lifting this morning, University of Oregon football players took to social media to invite the student body to a snowball fight. Senior wide receiver Josh Huff, as well as other football players, used their Twitter accounts to spread the word. The battles took place on the Student Recreation Center fields on 15th Avenue […]