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Authors: Erin Tracy

Although intramural participation increased from 1,248 to 1,400 students last year, intramural employees are trying to boost participation even more by adding activities and increasing season lengths.

Keith Griffin, assistant director for CSU intramurals, said he would like to get more non-traditional sports in the program.

“We want to diversify our program to get more people involved that aren’t necessarily interested in sports,” Griffin said. “We want them to get exposure to those types of activities.”

One activity Griffin hopes will enthuse students for the upcoming intramural season is the first annual six-on-six sand volleyball and three-on-three basketball tournaments. The registration deadline for both tournaments is Wednesday. The tournaments will be held at the outdoor courts near the Student Recreation Center from Sunday, Aug. 29 to Thursday, Sept. 2. A $5 registration fee and valid student ID card are required for participating in the tournament.

“This will be a way to get started a little bit early and get people involved,” Griffin said.

This spring’s intramural schedule will add dodgeball to the list of activities.

Griffin said a survey was sent to students asking what new intramural sports should be added. The survey found many students wanted dodgeball to be an intramural activity.

Even with the added options, some students will still not be able to participate in intramural sports.

Carie Strauss, a graduate music student, said she will not play intramural sports this year because of time restraints.

“It is a great way to be active and get to know people,” Strauss said. “I’m just going to be busy with grad school.”

Charles Huntsman, on the other hand, wants more intramural games.

“I only wish there was more time to play,” said Huntsman, a junior business management major. “It is really fun; I enjoy it.”

Luckily for Huntsman, Griffin said intramurals will resume the six-week intramural season used in previous years. The seasons were two weeks shorter for the 2003-2004 school year because of water restrictions.

Pepsiball, softball, tennis, flag football, inline hockey, paintball and miniature golf are available for sign-up during the first week of classes. These activities are offered for participation with a $6 to $40 registration fee.

“Suggestions for new sports are always welcome,” Griffin said. “We are here to serve the student body.”

Info:

Intramural sign-up forms can be found in the Student Recreation Center on the west side of campus or online at www.campusrec.colostate.edu

Equal Opportunity Inline Hockey

Registration Fee / Dues: $40/team

Registration Starts: August 30

Registration Ends: September 17

Start Date: September 26

Flag Football, Coed

Registration Fee / Dues: $30/team

Registration Starts: August 23

Registration Ends: August 27

Start Date: September 26

Miniature Golf Tournament

Registration Fee / Dues: $6/person

Registration Starts: August 25

Registration Ends: Friday, September 3

Tournament Date: Thursday, September 9

Paintball Tournament

Registration Fee / Dues: $35/person

Registration Starts: August 25

Registration Ends: Friday, September 10

Tournament Date: Sunday, September 19

Pepsi Ball, Coed

Registration Fee / Dues: $30/team

Registration Starts: August 23

Registration Ends: August 27

Start Date: September 7

Softball, Men’s, Women’s & Coed

Registration Fee / Dues: $30/team

Registration Starts: August 25, 2003

Registration Ends: August 29, 2003

Start Date: September 7, 2003

Tennis, Coed

Registration Starts: August 25, 2003

Registration Ends: August 29, 2003

Start Date: September 7, 2004

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