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New semester brings new season of Clemson intramural sports

The spring semester has arrived here at Clemson University and students are heading back into their dorms, classes are starting up again and graduation is on the minds of many seniors.
One activity for many students to try this semester in order to take a break from the constant cycle of classes and homework is Clemson Intramural Sports.
The intramural sports program is a long-standing tradition at Clemson University and it gives opportunities for students who have never played sports and former high school standouts alike to play and learn.
Part of what makes Clemson University unique as a whole is their intramural sports program. There are a bounty of different sports to play this semester and many opportunities to learn new sports as well. Many fan favorite sports will be available this upcoming semester such as outdoor soccer, basketball, tennis and dodgeball. Yes, the intramural program offers dodgeball.
This should be enough motivation for anyone to go sign up. There are also a couple of sports that students might not be as familiar with, such as racquetball, four-on-four flag football and over the line softball. This gives students an opportunity to join with other students, learn new sports and, most importantly, it gives students a break for a couple hours a week to have fun.
That is an integral part of the Intramural Sports program as shown in their mission statement, “The Intramural Sports program’s mission is to serve Clemson students, faculty and staff by providing an opportunity for a quality competitive and social outlet while maintaining a fun and safe environment.”
The very core of the program is to give students who may not have been all-star standouts in high school or have never picked up a ball before due to fear of judgement or failure a chance to play.
It also gives students who were great in high school another chance to play since they may not have the credentials to be a division one athlete.
It is a safe environment for students to come play, have fun and get exercise. Everyone can be an athlete. If for only three hours a week, Clemson Intramural Sports gives students the chance to be champions.
Intramural sports participants get the chance to perform their talents at some of Clemson University’s most beautiful facilities.
The Swann Fitness Center at Fike hosts to most indoor sports, while the outdoor sports take place at the Upper and Lower Intramural Fields. In addition, this year all soccer will be taking place at Leconte Family Field at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center.
Even if you do not want to play any sports, the intramural program gives people who love sports a chance at officiating these intramural games. Clemson Intramurals are looking for students to be officials for indoor soccer, soccer, basketball and over the line softball this spring. There is no experience requirement.
Intramural sports at Clemson has been a hit with all students and faculty. Many students love the pleasure of being able to be spend a couple hours a week away from the classroom.
“It gives me an opportunity to go and play on a team with my friends and that is the best thing I could ask for. I played flag football last semester and it was a blast,” said Scott Spencer, a sophomore bioengineering student.
“Intramural sports is so fun and I love the way that everyone has a chance to go to the playoffs. Clemson’s intramurals is a top notch program,” Bradley Cole, a freshman marketing major, said.
Anyone can participate in Intramural Sports. Clemson and BRIDGE students, faculty, staff, campus ministers and spouses are eligible to participate with guidelines attached.
All information on Intramural Sports participant guidelines can be found in the 2016-2017 participant handbook.
If you want more information about Clemson Intramural Sports, go to The Intramural Sports office, which is located on the second floor of Fike Recreation Center in Suite 203.
Their drop-in office hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday–Friday. Follow them on Facebook for more information regarding upcoming registration and other happenings at IMSportsClemson.
The only question that remains is, “Will you be the next intramural champion?”

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