Rolls Report: Mini-Raceday and the end of the semester

Sorry, I’m a slacker, this is way late.  Here’s the silver lining though.  This is your last rolls report until the spring so now the drought you have to endure is two days shorter!  Plus, scroll down and check it out, this report is meaty.  Good weather, a fair number of teams (include one new one!), enthusiasm, and some speed made for a top notch finale to the semester.  SDC successfully defended their mini-raceday men’s title, but Fringe took the women’s case of beer.  More details on that below.

In Attendance (buggies listed newest to oldest)

Org Saturday Sunday
AEPi Kamikaze, Zephyrus Kamikaze
CIA Freyja, Renaissance, Firebird, Quasar Freyja, Renaissance, Quasar
Fringe Borealis, Banyan, Blizzard Borealis, Bedlam, Blizzard
KapSig Apache Apache
PiKA Nemesis, Chimera, Knightfall, Zeus, Desperado Knightfall, Zeus, Desperado
Pioneers Chaos Chaos
SDC Avarice, Malice, Psychosis, Addiction, Rage Avarice, Malice, Psychosis, Addiction, Rage
SigEp Barracuda, Pandora Barracuda, Pandora
Spirit Seraph, Fuko, Haraka Seraph, Fuko, Haraka

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Non-Rolls Report: Nov 6 & 7 (and homecoming)

Rolls weren’t to be this weekend, but the BAA had a good homecoming weekend anyhow.

The weather report for Saturday morning was pretty bad – temps just above freezing, and a rain / snow mix forecast above 50%. It was also the last day of rolls before daylight savings was to end, so there was only 1 hour scheduled. Given how many days of rolls they’ve had, it was an easy call and sweepstakes called it off by 9:30pm Friday night. As it turned out the precipitation never really materialized, but what are you gonna do about that.

Sunday was supposed to be much better with two full hours of warmer drier weather. Somehow, all of the other factors conspired to cancel rolls anyhow. First, there were multiple cars left in critical spots around the course, one of which was booted making it tough (impossible?) to tow away. Second, none of the hired cops showed up to close the roads. It’s still unclear why that happened, but it’s not the first time. As if that wasn’t enough, some large portion of the hay bales somehow went missing. I don’t know how you could make off with more than a couple of hay bales, but apparently someone did. With all of that together, things were called off before the pushers and alumni woke up, but not early enough to save the mechanics from carrying everything out and then back to the garages.

Not all was lost from the weekend though, because we had the best table in the UC of all of the alumni-oriented operations. We borrowed Bachi (’99) from Fringe for the day to add some variety and give my Blackjack a break and Tom Wood brought out T-2 and White Lightning to accompany his History of Buggy presentation. From the table, we met quite a few alumni from the 60’s through last year, many of whom didn’t know about us but walked away as dues-paying-members. We also introduced the strange concept of buggy to some prospective student tours and the line of people waiting to get into Rocky Horror Picture Show in McConomy. To finish things off in pan-organization alumni fashion, former PiKA driver Melissa Lee got almost all the way into Bachi for a photo-op.

Thanks to Tom, Shafeeq, Carsen, and Aiton for helping man the table, and for everyone that stopped by and became members!

BAA Homecoming Schedule

Hi everyone!

This weekend is Homecoming, and I hope if you’re in town, you’ll all be out at rolls this weekend!  Here’s the full list of other exciting things the BAA has planned.  Please join us for the fun or just stop by and say hello.  Leave a comment on this post if you’ll be around this weekend!

Note: don’t forget about daylight savings this weekend.  We get an extra hour of rolls on Sunday!


8:00-9:00 a.m.
Tech and Frew Streets

Buggy Alumni Association Welcome Table
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wean Commons, University Center

The History of Buggypresented by Tom Wood (E’74)
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Activities Room, University Center


Daylight Savings Day!
7:00-9:00 a.m.
Tech and Frew Streets

Rolls Report: Oct 30

The cold finally showed up for Halloween weekend with rolls temperatures around 37, and with daylight savings time still in effect we’re down to about 60 minutes on the course.  Sunday was cancelled in advance to make way for parties, so we’re still batting an impressive 9 for 10 so far this semester against inclement weather.  Only 6 orgs made it out, so an hour was enough to get through the roll order 3 times.  If I’m not mistaken, this was the first day of the year with no incidents at all, that’t not very ghoulish.

In Attendance (buggies listed newest to oldest)

Org Saturday
AEPi Zephyrus
CIA Freyja, Renaissance, Quasar
Fringe Borealis, Bedlam, Banyan, Blizzard
PiKA Nemesis, Knightfall, Zeus, Desperado
SigEp Barracuda, Pandora
SDC Avarice, Malice, Addiction, Rage

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