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Mini-tournaments new addition as students anticipate intramurals

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David Rosenau jumps to block Kevin Brendle’s spike during a volleyball intramural game last year on NE Campus. The Collegian file art

By Drew Williams/sports editor

Abdikafav Mohamed and Frankie Jimenez engage each other for the ball in an intramural soccer game on SE Campus last spring.
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When the fall semester ended, it took flag football along with it. That means many students, like SE Campus student Steve Van Meter, are looking for other sports to play.

But is intramural football really over?

If students mean the American sport of football, then they must wait until next fall. However, if

David Rosenau jumps to block Kevin Brendle’s spike during a volleyball intramural game last year on NE Campus.
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students mean the worldwide sport of football, otherwise known as soccer, then plenty is still left.

“I’m pretty excited for soccer,” Van Meter said. “I found out about flag football a little too late to sign up for it, so when I found out they would be doing soccer in the spring, I was pretty happy.”

Every campus is at least considering soccer as part of its spring intramurals.

SE Campus will offer soccer along with basketball, dodgeball and volleyball. Dodgeball will start in February while basketball and volleyball will start in March and April.

South intramural coach Michael Daniels said soccer and basketball are the two big sports for spring.

“Basketball is an exciting tournament in the spring,” he said. “It’s very competitive — either equally or more competitive than flag football. Our kids are ready to play and compete once the basketball tournament comes around.”

TR plans to include a strength and endurance competition to go along with soccer and basketball.

While TR, South and SE are sticking to the basics with traditional intramural sports, NE is trying to be a bit more creative.

NE intramural coach Bart Desender plans to mix his program up a little this semester.

“We’re probably going to do the main sports like basketball, but we’re also going to do a lot of small sports that can be done in one day rather than a tournament that lasts for weeks,” he said. “Pingpong, bowling, racquetball and tennis are some sports we’re hopeful for.”

NW intramural director Joseph Maestas recently had surgery and is out for an undetermined period of time, putting a hold on all NW intramurals. Assistant professor of health and physical education Joshua Tarbay said work is being done to reorganize all intramurals as soon as possible.

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