These Boston University students are playing a game of broomball. Broomball is a sport that started in Canada in the early 20th century and has quickly spread across the United States. It is especially popular at colleges across the country. At BU it is the most popular intramural sport.
Broomball is like ice hockey, but without skates, a puck, or sticks. Players wear sneakers and use broom shaped paddles to hit a ball around the rink.
Broomball doesn't require much skill, so anyone can play and have a good time!