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Check out the following podcast. It contains information about upcoming events, how to register for the intramural bracket challenge, and my personal predictions for the Final Four. Leave a post with comments, questions, or your very own predictions and a place where you can brag and say, “told ya so.”

The Intramural Basketball League tiped offed Sunday, Feb. 13, with little to no problems. That’s right I said “PROBLEM” and it’s a big one we need to deal with. The big concern on the minds of everyone involved with this sport are the “JERSEYS” or aka “PENNIES”. Here are a few issues with these numbered mesh rags.

1.) They never have your favorite number and your forced to play as a linemen wearing number 84.

2.) Your the last one to sign in on your team and you get stuck with one that feels like it was just soaked in a tub.

3.) The pennies are too small and too short. So, if your a towering giant, you get a belly shirt, and if your not skinny you’re given a sports bra.

4.) The pennies/jerseys are only washed once a day so if you play during the last hour, good luck finding the clean ones… or one… if any.

5.) And lastly, they are beginning to only use red and white pennies (promoting school spirit)

After hearing the top 5 problems participants have with jerseys/pennies, I will provide tips on how to avoid these problems, and how you can make the most of your intramural experience.

1.) Show up two hours before your game and wash a batch of pennies yourself. That gives you 30 minutes for a quick wash, 45 minutes to dry, and plenty of time to get your lay up line going.

2.) Sign up in the league that always has the first or second games. Don’t get stuck in a late hour or you get the pennies that feel like they were used by our water polo team.

3.) The easiest way to avoid the pennies and their problems is to get together as a team and throw up some cash for cheap matching t-shirts. If you do this your able to avoid sweat from other participants, you get your favorite number, and you avoid wearing something that looks like you got it from the baby gap.

Readers, you heard it here first. The top 5 problems and the 3 best ways to fix your jersey problems. I hope to see brightly colored t-shirts with amazing designs and a lack of use in the penny department. But hey, if you like the pennies, should it really stick to just red and white. I would love to hear your input, feedback, or crazy penny/jersey story.

The  Badminton World Federation President, Kang Young Joong, missed an outstanding outing this past weekend. Doubles teams on the campus of WKU took to the courts of Preston as if it were a fight for their life. These warriors would stop at nothing to win this years doubles tournament. In all of my years of recreational badminton tournaments I had never seen the shuttlecock fly with such fury. Vijayeandra Parthepan & Anoop Rao Paidipally proudly carried home the victory of men’s championship honors. As for the women’s division, Zimple Kurlawala & Soniya Marwaha, demolished every competitor insight. This dynamic duo was untouchable and crowned as champions of the women’s division. These four badminton players will go down in my personal record book of worlds greatest badminton players. Kang Young Joong, you truly missed a heroic battle of bests.

The next sport to take place is the intramural basketball league. The deadline is today, Feb. 7, so be sure to sign up on imleagues.com. The captains meeting will take place tomorrow (4:30 & 7:00) in the multipurpose room on the first floor, remember… NO FOOD AND DRINKS ALLOWED. Games will begin, on Feb. 14, so cancel your valentine’s dinner date and come check out the opening events of the 2011 Intramural Basketball Season. Opening night is actually Feb. 13 but if you need an excuse for the 14th, you can say it’s opening night for intramural basketball. The girls will understand and if they don’t…

  The 2011 Preston Open was a huge success with over 65 competitors. Fans and competitors could not have wished for better weather, with no wind and a temperature of about 70 degrees the course was in tip top shape. Grounds crew members had the course shut down for two weeks in preparation and boy was it worth it. The greens were as crisp and beautiful as a fresh 100 dollar bill.

The scores for this highly prestigious tournament were all under 80 (except for one 92) which has not happened since 1975, the year of the Rabbit and the year that “Love Will Keep Us Together” by The Captain and Tennille was at the top of the charts. The lowest scoring male for this tournament was Barrett Dennison of Lambda Chi who shot a 39. The leading lady of this tournament was none other than fan favored Allison Parks who shot a 45. Be sure to read up more on the story in the next issue of Golf Illustrated.

Welcome back readers, the holiday break is over and Intramural Sports are geared up and ready to go. The winter days of lounging around are done with so get off your couch and get that spring break body. The spring semester is full of highly anticipated Intramural sporting events, which include… basketball, dodgeball, soccer, and softball. There are 15 available sports for the 2011 spring semester. Check out the intramural page to see all the sports and their important dates. The first sport up for participation is Putt Putt with a registration deadline of January 25th.

Most people would say that Putt Putt is a strange intramural event, but it’s a great opportunity to hang out with friends and enjoy a relaxing sport. The course is set up in the Preston Center and designed with obstacles by the intramural staff. Participants in the past have taken this sport as a chance to showcase their “comical” or “outlandish” golf attire. So to encourage such behavior we will not only award the men’s and women’s winners with t-shirts, but will also award the best dressed male and best dressed female. The judging of best dressed participants will be done by the staff working the tournament. In conclusion, before participating in this event you may want to watch classic golf movies such as, Happy Gilmore and Caddyshack, to gain an idea of what looks to be comical, or even ridiculous.

Register online at imleagues.com by January 25th.

Finals Finale

The semester is closing out this week and with classes ending, intramural sports will end as well. But tonight, Dec. 9, is the Holiday Hoops Basketball Championships. The Women’s Championship game will take place @ 8:00 PM in the Raymond B. Preston Center. The Men’s Championship game will take place @ 9:00 PM on the same court. Last semester there were over 200 spectators for our championship games, we hope to see just as many tonight. Come out and support your friends and cheer them on as they play for the coveted Intramural Championship T-Shirts!!

Holiday Hoops Championship Games:

Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center

8:00 PM Dribbling Divas vs ADPi Lions 

9:00 PM The Heat vs L.O.E.

Here is a short video displaying how the Raymond B. Preston Center came to be, and how it got to what it is today. Brad Stinnet takes us through the foundation and the current programs of the Preston Center on the WKU campus.

 

 

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