By Jared Fields, Sports Writer
With the start of the new semester, intramural sports have resumed for the spring season. It is too early for most sports to begin play, but many students are already playing intramural basketball.
In the men’s championship league, Team Dime and Gamma Sigma Phi look to be the favorites early in the season. In the women’s league, Sigma Theta Chi members are off to an early lead, but anything can happen with the three other teams.
The men’s championship league has six teams: Team Dime, GSP, the Contenders, Game Over, Frat One and Galaxy. Tuesday unbeaten teams played each other.
First, Team Dime played GSP. After a well-played game, Team Dime pulled away for a six-point win to stay undefeated at 3-0, while GSP dropped to 2-1 and The Contenders were able to pull out a victory over Game Over.
Team Dime member Drew Whitmire said, “They were our best competition so far, they played us a good game.”
In the women’s championship league, competition is heating up. GATA, Delta Theta, Siggies, and Kojies will compete for the title. Siggies are leading the standings with a 2-0 record.
Kojies and Delta Theta are both 1-1 and GATA is 0-2. Two games remain for each team until the playoffs. The playoff format is the same as most tournaments: a team is out after one loss.
The Recreation League has 20 men’s teams and five women’s teams. League games are played in Moody Coliseum and draw a big crowd.
The deadline for other intramurals is still weeks away. Softball and indoor and outdoor soccer are the next sports to begin. Anyone who wants to participate should look in the Intramural Office in Bennett Gym or on the Intramural Sports Web site for additional deadlines and prices.