Alpha Phi Alpha continues Homecoming week festivities with Annual Powderpuff Football Game

By Joseph Bernard, Sports Editor | October 11, 2022

On Tuesday afternoon, Alpha Phi Alpha continued its freshly new tradition each year during homecoming week, hosting their third annual Powderpuff Flag Football game.

The game was held just north of Mae Smith and Schneider towers on east campus at SIU and was open to anybody wanting to participate in the event. Students who weren’t even in a sorority/fraternity were all welcome and encouraged to play in the game.

Teams were separated by colors white and black and had specially made shirts for the game to show off their names and numbers on the back. Members from Alpha Phi Alpha helped coach each team, including Jayshaun Murray and Jaquarius “JP” Phillips. The black team ended up taking the match over the white team with a 21-14 final score.

Murray said the fraternity wants to host the event because the girls on campus need some more acknowledgment.

“We do it so the girls can get a little recognition on campus because we feel like a lot of the events on campus are held towards gentlemen. We just wanted something strictly for females during homecoming week, especially during breast cancer awareness month. We get a great crowd, so we wanted to try to do it every year now,” Murray said.