Rain is throwing a kink in the intramural football schedule, causing 24 total game cancellations on two different days.
“Once we can control the weather, this will be the greatest program ever,” said Kenli Edwards, director of intramural sports.
Edwards and Mark Jackson, assistant director of intramural sports, were unable to reschedule every rained-out game. However, every team will still play the same number of games – it just might be against a different team, they said.
A buffer week after football – scheduled at the beginning of the semester – will prevent the football championship from conflicting with waterball, which is returning to the schedule this fall after a two-year hiatus.
Besides waterball, the new intramural staff added three other sports this semester: ultimate Frisbee, racquetball and disc golf.
Jackson said students have reacted positively to changes in the program.
“Thus far, we have heard really good feedback, as far as the longer fields being back and the flags being back,” he said.
Football appears to be more popular this year, growing from 65 teams to 80, Jackson said.
“We have had really big crowds, especially for the later games,” he said.Â “As a whole, we have gotten off to a really good start. The amount of teams playing is great. It keeps us busy, but it is good.”
The next intramural event will be a tennis tournament Sept. 25-26 at the outdoor tennis courts on campus.