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Duquesne Law Students Trying for New Wiffle Ball Game World Record

Ten Duquesne University Law School students will brave the predicted snowy weather this weekend as they set out to raise money for Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and set a new world record for the longest played wiffle ball game. The students will have to play for 26 consecutive hours to set the new record.Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris and his son, Franco “Doc” Harris, will be on hand to throw out the first pitch for the big game.

The 10 students will be split into two teams of five players. They will be permitted to take one five-minute break each hour.

R Super Foods, a local company owned by the senior Harris, is providing boxes of their Super Donuts for the players.

When: 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, to noon, Sunday, Oct. 18

Where: McCloskey Field (behind St. Ann’s Residence Hall), Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

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