Department of Athletics

Huskies’ Basketball Hosting Holiday Ugly Sweater Games on Saturday, December 8

Husky Logo with a Santa Hat

GORHAM, Maine –  You know that hideous, horrible, blinking-light holiday sweater hanging in the back of your closet? Or the hand-knit sweater from your great gram with a bedazzled snow-covered cardinal? The one you said you'd never wear in public except to the dinner table when Great Gram was over for dinner? Well, the University of Southern Maine Huskies' basketball teams are offering you a chance to don that ugly sweater in public with a chance for prizes! 

            Join Huskies' basketball and USM's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee this Saturday, December 8 (1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.) at Hill Gym for its "Ugly Holiday Sweater Games." Come cheer on the Huskies as they take on  Little East Conference opponent Rhode Island College.  All fans wearing an Ugly Holiday Sweater will be eligible to compete in a game of knockout at halftime of both the women's and men's basketball games for a chance to win a gift card to Gorham House of Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts.  

            In addition to the Husky Knockout contests of halftime, USM's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be hosting a 50/50 raffle to benefit Wishes for Weston.  Proceeds of the 50/50 raffle will be donated to the family of former USM men's lacrosse coach Sam Lane.  Lane's son, Weston, was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and to help offset the costs of his treatments and the various expenses associated with the medical treatments, USM SAAC is hoping to raise funds during both games. READ MORE