Getting involved

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Fourth and goal. Ball on the one-yard line. One second remaining on the clock. You fake a handoff and take off sprinting for the far pylon. You dive and barely stretch the ball across the goal line before the defense can get to you. Ever have this dream?

Well, the Intramural Sports Program at Sam Houston State offers you the opportunity to live your dream.

Intramural Sports provides both staff and students a chance to compete in both team and individual sports.

“It’s just a fun and free way for them to stay involved,” said Intramural Graduate Assistant Steven Wright. “It also allows students a break from studying and helps relieve some stress. “

Besides one of the most popular sports on campus, flag football, Intramural Sports also offers a tennis tournament, volleyball, soccer, racquetball, golf, billiards and even a punt, pass and kick competition for the fall semester.

“We offer a lot of different sports for different skill levels,” Wright said. “If you’re not very good at one particular sport, we’re bound to have another one that you excel at.”

Flag Football has been a common staple for SHSU Intramurals for many years. Sam Houston State has several teams each year attend the National Collegiate Flag Football Tournament including Goin’ Deep; a women’s team that placed second at last years tournament in New Orleans.

“Flag football is by far one of our biggest sports,” Wright said. “We had over 90 teams sign up to play for this semester.”

Another big intramural activity has been softball. Due to many requests, Intramural Sports has decided to host a Fall One Pitch Softball Tournament.

“That was one big request that we had from last year. We had our usual Night Owl Softball Tournament last year, and there was a huge demand for a similar event in the fall,” Wright said. “We expect a pretty big turn out for both this tournament and for the regular season come Feb.”

Soccer and volleyball are tow sports that students have to look forward to within the next few weeks. Volleyball team registration ends Monday, Oct. 3. Soccer entries and captains’ meeting is scheduled for Oct. 17.

Intramural sports also host official’s clinics for those students interested in refereeing.

“We’re always looking for officials,” Wright said. “We provide all the training and are flexible when scheduling to still give you the opportunity to play.”

For more information about playing or reefing for intramurals, students can go to the Rec Sports office in the Health and Kinesiology Center in room 162.