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The 2010 – 2011 Intramural season was full of underdog victories, high intensity match ups, and much success. Numerous people won their first intramural championship shirt while other veterans, collected just another shirt for thier stack at home. One thing is for sure about the 2010 – 2011 season, it ran smoothly and seemed as if everyone truly enjoyed themselves. Here is a link to a RECAP Video featuring some of this years champions. Enjoy the video just as much as you did the Intramurals this year and we will see you in the fall.

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Last night the Intramural Recreational Sports Department had its training of officials for the upcoming volleyball mini-league. During this training officials, of new and veteran status, sat down and went through the rules. They discussed situations, terms, and signals. One topic that became humorous was the fact that there is no “legal” or “official” signal for when the ball hits the rafters during play. Some believe the best signal is to verbalize that the ball hit the rafters or ceiling, while some other officials, with much more experience, have a much brighter idea. The other idea is to do a hand gesture pointing to the ear (representing sounds like from the game charades) then after pointing to the ear you put your arms out and act like a “raptor”. So the charade signal would mean = sounds like raptor, which in turn means rafters, and then you would signal a point for whichever team has earned that point. With these two possible rulings, we realize that the second one makes much more sense but some people within the program feel the first option is better. So, a heated debate has been developed and an official report has been sent to N.I.R.S.A. “National Intramural Recreational Sports Association” and an answer on the ruling should be determined in 7 – 8 months.

On a much more SERIOUS note, the All University Cup is still a close race. With only 3 intramural events left to be finished, volleyball could be a big determining factor for the winner of the cup. In the past Kappa Alpha has been pretty good at volleyball and taken home championship shirts. However, Sigma Chi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon both have very athletic competitors and with enough determination could steal away a men’s volleyball mini-league championship. The intramural volleyball season starts on Wednesday so come out to the Preston Center and watch!!!

This past week numerous people walked away from events with a championship t-shirt on their back. Events that took place included basketball, 2ball 3 point challenge, and the kickball tournament. If you are interested in to see who won what… click the links of each sport. If you are interested in seeing who has won all previous sports, click here.

So, as predicted SAE won the men’s basketball league which will score them big points in All University Cup Race. Sigma Chi is trying to stay ahead in the point total and helped their cause by winning first place in the kickball tournament. I’m telling you, this race for the title of the all university cup is getting very interesting. Who do you think will win?

Remember, the intramural season is coming to an end as we approach the end of the school year. Today is last day to register for ultimate frisbee and volleyball. If you are interested in signing up please do so @ imleagues.com

Also, Tuesday April 12, “Ice Cold Pitchers” square off against “Off the Top”. These two teams consist of mainly people who work for the Intramural Recreational Sports Department. If your interested in watching some of our officials make fools of themselves… I mean watch them play softball, then head out to the complex, game starts @ 9:00 PM.

First, a description for the All University Cup, if you already know what the All University Cup is, please feel free to skip to the second paragraph. Fraternities and sororities compete for “All University Points” to win the “All University Cup” with intramural sports. Like many other competitions the team with the most points wins. Fraternities and sororities earn points by placing in our intramural events and also earn points for having participants compete in those events. Points can be taken away/deducted for sportsmanship and forfeits.

Now that everyone knows what these points are and what there for… Here is the interesting part. The past three years Kappa Alpha has won the All University Cup. However if Kappa Alpha plans to win for a 4th time in a row, they are really going to need a clutch ending to this intramural season.

This past weekend Kappa Alpha went to work with gaining some points. KA won 1st and 2nd in the Wiffleball Tournament and also received 2nd and 3rd place in the Corn Hole Tournament. This made the All University Cup a close three-way race. Currently, as of April 7th, the Intramural All University Points standings are as follows:

Sigma Chi (EX) – 2,890

Kappa Alpha (KA)- 2,870

Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) – 2,150

When you look at these scores, you may think it’s only a two-way race, but you must remember this. The basketball season is coming to a close and SAE has a chance to gain a massive amount of points. SAE has two basketball teams in separate divisions (Men’s and Co-Rec) and have the potential to win both. If they are able to win both championships for basketball they will receive 1,000 points. Tonight, April 7th, the semi finals for basketball games will take place and determine who will play for the championship games. So, be sure to come out to the Preston Health and Activities Center tonight and watch all the action, games start @ 5:30. Championship games will take place tomorrow, Wednesday April 8th, and the all campus championship of Open vs. Fraternity Champion is Thursday @ 7:30 after the 2ball 3point shoot out.

There is a lot of action happening this week in the Preston Center, so be sure to come check it out. If you ever have any questions or comments please call (270) 745-6060

The Intramural Bunny Hop 5k took place last Thursday despite the cold weather. In some cases the cold weather helped these runners to achieve their fastest times. Many fans, runners, and readers may think that the competitors hop 5k, but that is a common mistake, “The Bunny Hop” title is merely for seasonal effect. This 5k is a race in which you run.

Some competitors walked while many competitors ran and a few runners recieved there fastest 5k time… ever. One of those individuals who had their personal best included the winner, Justin Wellum, who ran 3.2 miles in 15:56. First off, he not only won, but his average mile time was faster than “my personal best” mile time. Spectators were even heard as saying, “watching Justin Wellum running is just as exciting as the Kentucky Derby!” The Womens Champion, Jasey Beckman, of Chi  Omega took home the championship shirt as well as a giant chocolate bunny. Jasey’s performance in the Annual Bunny Hop Run recieved national attention from The National Long Distance Running Hall of Fame. So, in closing, if you missed the WKU Intramural Annual Bunny Hop 5k, you missed a moment that will be remembered in history by only the lucky.

Also, REMEMBER…. Important EVENTS!!!

-All Campus Basketball Champions  4/7 @ 7:30

-2Ball 3Point Shootout   4/7 @ 5:00

-Corn Hole Tournament   This Saturday 4/2

-Wiffleball Tournament   This Friday 4/1

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CORN HOLE.

You may have not known, but there is a Corn Hole Tournament approaching. The Intramural Department will be partnering with DUC to provide Live Music, Free Food, and Prizes. Be sure to register by March 28 on imleagues.com

First and foremost the topic that is in the front of everyones mind, MARCH MADNESS, and the current leaders of the Intramural Bracket. For the Men’s Division there are 3 competitors who are tied for first with a point possibility of 157. Those individuals are Mitch Herr (Pike), Baker Dodge (SAE), and Cam Lackey (EX). So, congratulations to those guys for having the best bracket so far. As for the Women’s Division, the top 3 leading ladies are Emily Lanman (Phi Mu), Kayla Foster (Kappa Delta), and the IMREC Computer is currently in third.

Now that you know who is leading the 2011 Intramural NCAA Bracket Challenge let’s discuss SPORTSMANSHIP. Many websites define good sportsmanship and bad sportsmanship, I found many of these definitions very elementary. If you don’t know what good sportsmanship is, GOOGLE it @ google.com If you would like to see some bad examples of sportsmanship follow this link. So, please keep respect at a high level as you need a 3.0 to advance into the playoffs. That goes for both soccer and basketball. Participants, one reminder, keep paying close attention to e-mails from imleagues.com and if you have any questions please contact the intramural office at (270) 745-6060.

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