It’s intramurals brother
This Saturday don your gear and turn up the heat; the new intramurals session is about to start.
Players from around campus are about to return to the intramurals leagues here at CU. As the temperature gets warmer, more students are competing in intramural sports, said Annie Mulvany, the intramural coordinator.
About 16,000 CU students are participating in intramurals per year, and about 5-8,000 will be fighting for glory this session, Mulvany said.
“We’ve had a great turnout. Our most popular sports this session are probably flag football, soccer and basketball,” Mulvany said. “Kids want to get outside again.”
Mulvany said with the acquisition of fields with lights, some sports have been able to expand to accommodate the growing number of students who want to join.
“We have a space restraint,” Mulvany said. “(The lights) allow more students to play.”
With so many students vying for their chance at intramural stardom, the leagues are getting even more intense.
“Sometimes it gets ridiculously competitive, but it’s hilarious because there are some teams that have never touched a soccer ball before,” said Hillary Newell, an intramurals soccer referee.
Students involved with the program are already feeling the intensity of the competition said Jake Schuering, a freshmen business major playing in the basketball program.
“It’s tough out there,” Schuering said. “(People) take this seriously. But not as seriously as I do.”
Now that registration has closed, play can get underway and the first round of matches start Saturday. Time will only tell which competitors will walk away with victory.
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