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August and September Intramural Registration

August and September Registration

Looking to compete in friendly, competitive sports? Intramural sports registration is open for enrollment. Individual, dual, and team activities are available. Men’s (M), women’s (W), and co-rec (C) teams are fielded through sorority, fraternity, and independent leagues. Entries accepted for the following sports:

August 27 – September 3:
Cornhole (M,W,C)
Flag Football (M,W)
4-Player Volleyball (C)

September 3 – September 10:
Ultimate Frisbee (M,W,C)
Sand Volleyball (M,W,C)
Golf Singles (M,W)
Tennis Singles (M,W)

If you would like to register for Intramural Sports, visit the website for registration information and instructions on how to register. Payment can be made online via RecTrac or in person at the Perry Field House or Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk.

Intramural Ultimate Frisbee Champs: Friends of Jesus

Friends of Jesus celebratory huddle
Friends of Jesus teammates huddle up for the last time this season.  They end their regular season with a 3 – 1 record and win the championship game against Kettering Kounty.

Last week, the Ultimate Frisbee playoffs were held at the Perry Field House over a period of two days. Friends of Jesus squashed the competition and were the overall victors. Intense and aggressive, Friends of Jesus played their first playoff game against team Phrenocon last Tuesday night and wiped the floor with the competition gaining a 10-point lead by the end of the game. Phrenocon team captain, David Harrand, said his team seriously underestimated their competitors and the near shut out by Friends of Jesus upset their usual cooperative attitude with one another.

“We made the mistake of playing in our flag football game just before our frisbee game thinking that Tuesday night was going to be as easy as the regular  season was.” said Harrand. “We clearly weren’t prepared. We were down early in the game and instead of working together we criticized each other. No one was on the same page and everyone wanted to play their own way.”

After a big win against Phrenocon with a final score of 7-17, Friends of Jesus were scheduled to play Kettering Kounty the following night in the championship game.

The Kettering Kounty defense intensifies as Friends of Jesus’s Holden Smith nears the end zone. Ahmed Hayat (center, back, left) attempts to tear away from the Kettering Kounty defense to assist Smith.

Unlike Phrenocon, Kettering Kounty team captain, Nathan Wahle, understood that Friends of Jesus were serious competition.

“[We knew] it would be a tough game to win because we knew how good they were.” said Wahle.

With two teams prepared and ready to play, competition was fierce. The championship game began with an intense alternating goals between the two teams. Within the first two minutes of play, Friends of Jesus scored. Within seconds, Kettering Kounty tied up the game, however, Friends of Jesus quickly gained another one-point lead. This type of intense gameplay continued throughout the championship.

In fact, gameplay became so intense that twice “things got a little heated,” Wahle said. In the second half, a Friends of Jesus offensive player made a beautiful diving catch into the end zone. Friends of Jesus teammates cheered and Kettering Kounty teammates jeered, insisting that the frisbee hit the ground first. Ultimate Frisbee is known as a “gentleman’s sport” which means teams are expected to rely on the honor code in terms of play discrepancies. In the end, they determined the pass to be complete and Friends of Jesus went on to win the championship with a hard-earned win of 13-11.

Participating in intramural sports is a great way to stay active, be competitive and interact with people. According to Scott Sehmann, assistant director for intramurals and sports clubs, nearly 6,000 people participate in intramurals annually, earning approximately $65,000 for the University Sehmann said.

“Our offerings are as vast as any institution in the country and we typically have more divisions(levels of play) then most institutions as well giving more participants an opportunity to compete for an IM Championship title and T-Shirt.” said Sehmann.

If you are interested in joining an intramural team please contact the Department of Recreation and Wellness at 419.372.2464 or email at Please visit the intramural web page for more information concerning costs and eligibility. Also, become a free member of IM Leagues and keep up with your favorite team.

Have you ever heard of Ultimate Frisbee?

Prior to college, the one time in my life I had heard about Ultimate Frisbee was from my crazy neighbor Marty, who played the game during his days at Notre Dame and had continued to play with those same buddies years after he graduated.  One day, suspicion had risen at my house when Marty made his wife mow the lawn because he had blown out his knee while playing this game he called “ultimate frisbee”.  Marty went on and on about this game like a broken record but I had never even heard of it.  He tried explaining the game to my father and I but it went in one ear and out the other.  Like many people in America, my father and I tended to stick with the traditional games such as; football, baseball, and basketball.  Marty stated that this game was much different and that it was big on college campuses.

Besides football, ultimate frisbee may be the most sought after championship amongst collegiate intramural players.  After four years of being on this campus I have learned that this game goes further than the intramural competitions.  On any given day when the weather is permitting, ultimate frisbee will most likely be played somewhere on campus.  The game is very fast paced and full of action.  Unlike some other sports, every player on the field is constantly moving and competing against the guy next to him.  Honestly, I don’t know the rules, the scoring system, or even how many players are on a team, but it’s something different and it looks fun.  Anthony Althauser is a BG student who plays ultimate frisbee.  In an interview he said,

“I’ve been playing about 5 years.  Ultimate frisbee is fun because it’s competitive and I love running down or diving for a tough catch.  It takes a lot of skill but almost anyone can play.  You have to be athletic, be able to throw well, and know how to read it in the air.  I love it.”

Ultimate Frisbee has been around for a little longer than four decades, created by Joel Silver in 1968.  At the time of it’s creation Joel was in high school, but later he also formed the first collegiate club when he attended Lafayette College in 1970.  Ultimate Frisbee, in a way, is like a best kept secret among those who play the sport.

At Bowling Green, ultimate frisbee is offered as an intramural sport to all students who attend the university.  The fall season began on September 7 and play continues until the end of the month.  If you are interested in the game or just want to see people running around chasing a frisbee, the intramural league is played at the Perry Field House on Monday and Wednesday nights.  For more information about intramurals click HERE.

BGSU playing Ultimate Frisbee