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INTRAMURALS

The University of Oklahoma has one of the most active intramural programs in the country, serving more than 12,000 participants per year. Whether you enjoy structured leagues or informal activities, this is the place for you. The mission of the program is to provide exercise, recreation, competition, and fun to all participants and employees in a relaxed, yet structured environment. Participation in intramural activities can provide individuals with an enjoyable recreational experience, help develop habits that carry over into everyday life, promote wholesome social relationships and sportsmanship, and provide an opportunity for the development of a healthy body and mind.

Upcoming Sports + Events

For the complete list of events, download the OU Intramural Event List (PDF) or the OU Intramural Calendar.  Contact Jonathan Dewhirst, Intramural Coordinator, at (405) 325-3053 or at dewhirst@ou.edu to learn more about intramurals.

student badminton player

Badminton

Sport Summary
Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor, or if a fault has been called by either the umpire or service judge or, in their absence, the offending player, at any time during the rally.

Badminton
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
BadmintonOctober 29$1October 31
basketball player shooting a free throw

BASKETBALL

Sport Summary
Basketball is one of the most popular team sports in which students participate on campuses across North America. Basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891 and was originally played with nine players and peach baskets instead of metal hoops. Today basketball is usually played on a court in which team of five players attempt to score points by throwing or placing a ball through a metal hoop.

Basketball
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
3-on-3 Basketball
October 29$35November 5
Preseason Basketball
January 14$35January 20
Regular Season BasketballJanuary 21$70January 25
student dodgeball players

DODGEBALL

Sport Summary
Dodgeball means any game in which players try to hit other players with balls and avoid being hit. The main objective is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them outside of the court boundaries.

Dodgeball
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
DodgeballNovember 19$35November 21
flag football players

FLAG FOOTBALL

Sport Summary
Flag football is a fast-paced game based on traditional American football in which participants wear flag belts that are pulled to end a play rather than tackling the player. The sport features two teams of 4 to 8 players on a smaller playing field. Teams advance the football downfield by running or passing in attempt to score a touchdown. Punting is utilized, but kickoffs and field goals are not traditionally part of a flag football game. Among intramural sports, flag football is often one of the more popular offerings.

Flag Football
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Preseason Flag Football
September 3$35September 7
Regular Season Flag Football
September 10$70September 14
student golfer

GOLF

Sport Summary
Golf is a precision club and ball sport in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules."

Golf
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Golf Scramble  September 3$34September 5
Golf Stroke PlayApril 22$34April 24
horseshoe player

HORSESHOES

Sport Summary
Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two throwing targets (stakes) set in a sandbox area. The game is played by the players alternating turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground, which are traditionally placed 40 feet (12 m) apart. Modern games use a more stylized U-shaped bar, about twice the size of an actual horseshoe.

Horseshoes
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
HorseshoesSeptember 24$1September 29
pickleball paddles and ball

PICKLEBALL

Sport Summary
Pickleball is a sport described as "a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton.” It was originally created in 1965. Pickleball has grown and expanded from a family activity game to a paddle court sport with formalized rules. A pickleball is similar to a wiffleball, but it is made with a more rigid, heavy material and has smaller holes. The first side scoring 11 points and leading by at least a 2-point margin wins the match.

Pickleball
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
PickleballOctober 29$1November 1
student racquetball player

RACQUETBALL

Sport Summary
Racquetball is a racquet sport played with a hollow rubber ball in an indoor or outdoor court. Joe Sobek is credited with inventing racquetball in 1950, adding a stringed racquet to the game to increase velocity and control. Unlike most racquet sports, such as tennis and badminton, there is no net to hit the ball over, and unlike squash no tin to hit the ball above. Also, the court's walls, floor, and ceiling are legal playing surfaces, with only the upper part of the back wall (above 12 feet) being out-of-bounds.

Racquetball
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Racquetball  January 28$1February 2
student soccer players

SOCCER

Sport Summary
Soccer (known as football in most of the world) is considered by many to be the most popular game in the world. The exact origins of soccer are unknown, but the “Laws of the Game” were enacted in England in 1863. These rules are still the basis for the way the game is played today. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball down the field and into the opponent’s goal. With the exception of the goalie, in general play, players are not allowed to use their hands.

Soccer
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
8v8 SoccerMarch 11$60March 22
Coed 8v8 SoccerMarch 11$60March 22
student softball player

SOFTBALL

Sport Summary
Softball is a team sport popular in intramural programs across the United States. It is a direct descendant of baseball, although played with a larger ball that is pitched underhand rather than overhand.

Softball
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
SoftballMarch 11$60March 22
Coed SoftballMarch 11$60March 22
student tennis table players

TABLE TENNIS

Sport Summary
Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth with rackets or paddles. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. This game can be played inside or outside. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules.

Table Tennis
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Table TennisOctober 29$1November 1
student tennis player

TENNIS

Sport Summary
Tennis is a sport usually played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racquet that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court.The modern game of tennis originated in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis" which has heavy connections to various field/lawn games as well as to the ancient game of real tennis.

Tennis
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
TennisSeptember 17$1September 22
student volleyball players

VOLLEYBALL

Sport Summary
Volleyball is team sport in which two teams are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court. Each team receives three contacts to prevent an opponent’s attack from being grounded while simultaneously setting up its own attack. The ball is usually played with the hands or arms; which includes blocking, digging, passing, setting, and spiking the ball in offensive and defensive plays.

Volleyball
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
6-on-6 VolleyballOctober 22$60October 26
Coed 6-on-6 VolleyballOctober 22$60October 26
Coed 4-on-4 VolleyballNovember 12$35November 14
4-on-4 VolleyballFebruary 11$35February 13
runners

HEALTHY SOONERS 5K FUN RUN

Healthy Sooners 5K Fun Run
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEERace Begins
Healthy Sooners
5K Fun Run
September 8 (to guarantee a t-shirt)FREESeptember 27, 8 a.m.
punt pass kick participant

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events
EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEEvent Begins
FIT Pass
Registration not required$40August 21, 6-10  p.m.
Punt, Pass, and Kick  Registration not requiredFREEOctober 14, 4-6 p.m.
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