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      Oregon football team challenges student body to snowball fight

      EUGENE, Ore. - The Duck football team challenged the University of Oregon student body to a snowball fight.

      A melee ensued.

      Just before noon, University officials sent out an email informing students, faculty and staff that "classes, events and non-essential services" would be canceled at 2 p.m.

      Almost immediately the football team tweeted a message they were challenging the student body to a snowball fight at 1:30 at the Erb Memorial Union building.

      About a dozen football players, including Heisman candidate quarterback Marcus Mariota and running back De'Anthony Thomas, faced off against about 100 of their fellow students in a snowball fight that lasted nearly an hour.

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