Intramurals season ready to kick off
As professors begin to assign homework and exams are starting to creep up, many students will escape the stress one night a week by participating in one of the many intramural sports offered by University Recreation.
“They’re a great way to take a break from school,” said Jon Bollinger, program manager at University Recreation.
Sept. 24 will mark the beginning of the intramural season, which is the first of four seasons this school year.
According to Bollinger, the fall sports offered this year will be men’s, women’s and co-ed flag football; co-ed softball; women’s and co-ed beach volleyball; men’s and co-ed soccer; men’s and women’s 3-on-3 basketball; men’s, women’s and co-ed tennis; men’s and co-ed ultimate frisbee.
Ultimate frisbee made its debut last season and was popular enough to return this fall, Bollinger said.
“(Ultimate frisbee) seems to have taken off really well,” Bollinger said.
Bollinger said about 225 teams between the seven sports will play this season. Each team will play one night a week for five weeks.
League champions receive t-shirts and mugs for each team member, Bollinger said. The league champions then play each other in an all campus tournament. The winners of the two-day tournament receive a specially designed t-shirt.
Senior and intramural supervisor Meghan Konet said registration is taking place until Friday. Students can sign up at the Hilltop Recreation Office.
“These sports are a great way to meet people and have fun at the same time,” Konet said.