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INTRAMURAL SPORTS

The University of Oklahoma has one of the most active Intramural Sports programs in the country, logging more than 28,000 participations 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 Sports 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 Intramural Sports Event List (PDF) or the Intramural Sports Calendar (PDF).  Contact Jonathan Dewhirst, Intramural Sports Coordinator, at (405) 325-3053 or email fitrec@ou.edu to learn more about Intramural Sports.

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
BadmintonFebruary 22$1/playerFebruary 23

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
3-on-3 Basketball
November 3$20November 6
Preseason Basketball
January 15$20January 21
Regular Season BasketballJanuary 22$80January 26
Summer Session BasketballTBD
FREETBD (Monday League)

BATTLESHIP

Sport Summary

In an epic aquatic battle between ships and their crews. Three team members in a canoe and one in the water (as the guide) will work to toss water into competitor’s canoes to sink them in the pool. We’ll have buckets and shields ready for canoe members. The last boat floating wins!  All participants must be able to swim and no pirates allowed.

 

EVENT
REGISTRATION DEADLINE
FEE
PLAY BEGINS
BattleshipFebruary 5$20/teamFebruary 10

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
DodgeballOctober 27$20October 30

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Preseason Flag Football
September 4$20September 8
Regular Season Flag Football
September 11$80September 15

FOOTGOLF

Sport Summary
Footgolf is a precision sport where players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. The game combines the two sports of soccer and golf and is most closely related to golf.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
FootgolfApril 8$8/studentApril 10
Summer FootgolfTBD$8/studentTBD

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."

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Golf Scramble (4-person)September 4$35/playerSeptember 6
Golf Scramble (2-Person)April 22$35/playerApril 24
Summer Golf ScrambleTBD
$35/playerTBD

PUNT, PASS, AND KICK

The title explains all you need to know.  Winners are determined by the total distance of their punts, passes and kicks.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEEvent Begins
Punt, Pass, and Kick  October 1FREEOctober 2

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Racquetball  November 3
$1/playerNovember 4

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
8v8 SoccerMarch 11$60March 22

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
SoftballMarch 25$60March 29

SPIKEBALL

Sport Summary
Spikeball is a team sport played by two teams of two players. Opposing teams line up across from each other with the Spikeball net in the center. The ball is put in play with a service—a hit by the server from behind the service boundary into the net to an opposing player. Once the ball is served players can move anywhere they want. The object of the game is to hit the ball into the net so that the opposing team cannot return it. A team is allowed up to three touches to return the ball. The rally continues until the ball is not returned properly.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEAD LINEFEEEVENT BEGINS
SpikeballOctober 20$1/playerOctober 21

Stair Climb Challange

Sport Summary

A test of enduance and speed.  Contestants will start in the basement of Walker Tower and climb the staircase to the 12th floor racing against the clock to see who can get there the fastest. 

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Stair ClimbJanuary 14FREEJanuary 15

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Table TennisFebruary 8$1/playerFebruary 9

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.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
TennisSeptember 22$1/playerSeptember 23

Sport Summary

The Intramural Sports 3-point contest is a timed event where contestants will have 30-60 seconds to shoot as many three point shots as possible from strategic spots on the court. 

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
3-Point ShootoutMarch 3FREEMarch 4

VOLLEYBALL

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
Sand VolleyballSeptember 4$40September 8
6-on-6 VolleyballOctober 23$60October 27
Summer Sand VolleyballTBDFREETBD (Tuesday League)

Sport Summary

A triathlon is a multi-sport with three continuous and sequential endurance races. The Intramural Sports Triathlon includes cycling, swimming, and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion.  The cycling is on a stationary bike and must complete 1.5 miles.  The swimming component is a 100 yards followed by a .75 mile run around Cross Center.

EVENTREGISTRATION DEADLINEFEEPLAY BEGINS
TriathlonAugust 27FREEAugust 28
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