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Intramural Sports provides a quality recreational experience for NIU Students. The emphasis is on fun, while fostering a healthy spirit of competition, sportsmanship, teamwork, and friendship through all activities.
More than 40 Intramural Sports and activities for men's, women's, and co-recreational leagues are offered fall and spring semesters. Leagues include Greek, Independent, and Organizational plus division offerings of “A” (competitive play) and “B” (recreational play). A league normally lasts four weeks with opportunity to advance to playoffs. When a team is registered, the captain chooses the league and division (day/time) the team will play throughout that semester. Tournament play is generally one or two days long with a single/double elimination bracket, depending on the amount of teams registered. Special events are sports/activities which are competitive, but not set up in a league schedule or in a playoff bracket.
Whether you were a varsity star, a fifth-string quarterback, or never participated in a sport, the Intramural Sports program is the perfect way to be active and involved, meet new people, and have fun! Students also officiate and supervise the activities. Officials are employed regardless of previous experience, and participate in training clinics and staff evaluations to help them constantly improve their abilities. Supervisors are trained to handle game conflicts and answer questions participants have regarding rules, policies, procedures, and program information.
In Intramural sports, winning and losing are mere outcomes. Part of the game is pure satisfaction of participation, getting fit, and enhancing friendships. Without your opponent, there is no game, no contest, no memories, and no fun. You are indebted to them as they are to you. The spirit of play is based on cooperation. Upholding high standards of integrity and fair play acknowledges this idea of cooperative competition. The ultimate goal of the players means more than win or lose. All players are encouraged to use their best judgment for safety of themselves and others, and participate within the context of this SPIRIT of PLAY.
For more information contact:
Coordinator of Competitive Sports