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Women’s rugby looking for interested female student-athletes

Women’s rugby looking for interested female student-athletes

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Women interested in playing rugby have the opportunity to form their own club team and compete against other universities. Interest meetings will be held for females interested in the sport, and the development of the team will be dependent on the number of students who are willing to participate. ...

Flag Football wraps up season with championships

Flag Football wraps up season with championships

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

The 2019 Intramural Flag Football season wrapped up Tuesday night with the championship rounds in Strawberry Stadium. In the first game, Kappa Sigma A team defeated Kappa Sigma B team 24-12 to win the men’s greek league, in the second game Phi Mu Fraternity defeated Alpha Omicron Pi 7-6 to bring h...

Pennington looks to hire fitness instructors

Pennington looks to hire fitness instructors

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness will offer more group fitness courses throughout this semester. With the addition of new courses, there is a also need for more instructors to teach these classes. Seth Thomas, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness, hopes to hire dedicated and passionate...

Intramurals return for Fall 2019

Intramurals return for Fall 2019

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2019

Each semester, students have the opportunity to compete against each other by playing intramural sports through the  Recreational Sports and Wellness program. The university offers many ways for students to stay active and get involved on campus. The university’s recreational sports program...

Pennington offers ‘Silver Sneakers’ class to community

Pennington offers ‘Silver Sneakers’ class to community

Gerard borne, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness offers multiple group fitness classes six days a week in the Pennington Student Activity Center that is free for students. One of these group fitness classes is “Silver Sneakers” a course designed for elderly men and women to stay active and meet new people while...

Creating a club sport

Creating a club sport

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

Starting a club sport requires active engagement between its members and administration in order to produce a successful program. Creating a club sport on campus begins by meeting with the Office for Student Engagement. After discussing the club’s purpose and other details, a new student organization packe...

Greek intramurals provide opportunities for bonding and socialization

Greek intramurals provide opportunities for bonding and socialization

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

The Greek Cup, which is awarded to the Greek intramural team with the most points in sportsmanship and participation, sets apart Greek and non-Greek intramurals. Jason Templet, coordinator of competitive sports, shared what makes Greek intramurals different from non-Greek intramurals. “The Greeks h...

A racket, a serve and over a century of history

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 13, 2019

Intramural sports may promote physical activity and student engagement on college campuses, but their introduction also carries on the history of sports like badminton. The sport originates from battledore and shuttlecock, a game that resembles one in ancient Greek drawings. A more modern version of t...

Spring sports filling the rec

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness is offering 11 intramural sports leagues for students to participate in, including a tournament at Louisiana Tech University in April. The spring schedule starts with doubles racquetball on Feb. 6 and ends with “Swamp Bowl” on May 2. Jason Templet, coordinator of competitive sp...

Training to be an officiate

Training to be an officiate

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness put together a training session for students to teach the skills of being an official in charge of a basketball event. "Intramural Basketball Referee Training" took place on Jan. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center, Room 108. Jason...

Fraternity competition hits the court

Fraternity competition hits the court

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 13, 2018

Kappa Sigma Fraternity took home the win against Kappa Alpha Order in the three versus three intramural basketball tournament. The two fraternities competed in the Pennington Student Activity Center on Nov. 13. Tyron McLemore, a senior business administration major, played for Kappa Sigma. He shared...

Tailgating’s leisure sport takes a competitive turn

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

The Neighbors won against the Corn Puffs 11-5 at the Intramural Cornhole Tournament. Three teams competed in a round-robin tournament to determine which two-person team would become victorious at the Pennington Student Activity Center on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. Coordinator of Competitive Sports Jason...