Friday, October 15, 2010
Among the 167 participants were members of both the men's and women's basketball teams.
The previous Guinness World record for theLargest game of knockout consisted of 146 players at Pine Creek High School (USA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, on 13 May 2010.
"We wanted to do something new and exciting," Nikki Rappaport, a project development assistant for Colonials Sports Marketing, said.
After reading about another local attempt at breaking a Guinness World Record, Rapport said the planning team contacted Guinness World Records and received all the necessary information and procedures for its attempt.
From there, the competition was advertised on Facebook and Twitter, but was mainly driven by grassroots efforts across campus. The chance to etch their names into the record books was an easy sell for a lot of students.