Homecoming week was filled many with activities, including rivalry week, the last week of intramural football before playoffs begin.
“Rivalry week is basically where all the fraternities and sororities get to play their rivals,” Luke Parsons, assistant intramural director and a junior business management major from Rowlett said. “Most of the time it’s a whole bunch of friends getting to play each other. The rivalry games are some of the biggest, if not the biggest games of intramural sports.”
Rivalry games were held on the Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of Homecoming week. The biggest games happened on Thursday, including the Sigma Theta Chi champ team vs. the Ko Jo Kai champ team and the Galaxy champ team vs. the Gamma Sigma Phi champ team. New Member flag football teams also got to play their rivals.
Every year, the new members of fraternities and sororities put on half time shows during their club champ team’s rivalry game. The half time shows included dancing, various gymnastic stunts, a ‘back from the dead’ mummy performance, bagpipes being played and destroying a television with a chainsaw.
The games and halftime shows drew large crowds, that included people in sororities and fraternities, freshman and people just looking to support their friends.
“I loved getting to see all the people out there, especially since the last couple years of intramurals have been restricted due to COVID-19,” Parsons said.
Intramurals has been a great way for sororities, friends and new members to bond.
“I was so proud of the squigs and everybody for pulling it together,” senior kinesiology major from Graham and Sigma Theta Chi intramural director Avery Iles said. “Our class did not get to play pledge class football during rivalry week so it was really sweet to watch this pledge class get to do that and see everyone working towards a common goal.”