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J.J. Jumper to Appear at Men's and Women's Basketball Doubleheader

J.J. Jumper to Appear at Men's and Women's Basketball Doubleheader

Dec. 24, 2004

Coral Gables, Fla. ( — – J.J. Jumper, the official mascot of the NCAA, will appear at the University of Miami Convocation Center on January 2, 2005, as part of the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader. The women’s team plays Coppin State at noon, while the men take on Norfolk State at 2:30 p.m. J.J. Jumper will perform throughout the game as part of the NCAA’s commitment to promote youth basketball participation and sportsmanship.

J.J. Jumper’s purpose it to increase enthusiasm and awareness of NCAA Basketball, while engaging and educating youth on healthy physical, emotional and educational values. J.J.’s mission is to represent both genders and all races. J.J. Jumper is an attention-getting 6’5″ green creature with orange hair, size 26 shoes and a big heart that motivates youth to do their best on and off the court. J.J. appears at men’s and women’s basketball games, giving away NCAA Basketball promotional items and performing skits during timeouts and halftime.

Tickets for the games can be purchased by calling (305) 284-CANES or online at With a ticket to the women’s game, a fan may stay for the men’s game at no additional charge. To learn more about J.J. Jumper, please visit NCAA Kids at