More co-ed sports to tip off for spring
Story by John Morris, Staff writer
Murray State intramural sports are back in session and have a mix of classic sports along with some new additions.
In the fall semester, Murray State offered flag football, three-on-three basketball, table tennis, softball, co-ed swimming and also featured the 5K homecoming run.
The intramural leaders’ goal for the semester and semesters to come is to help promote more interaction between the students and faculty.
“I’ve met a lot of new people and it’s great way to have a fun distraction from school,” Reilly Schaefer, freshman Hester Residential College female Athletic Director said.
Sports showcased this semester will be basketball, volleyball, water polo, soccer and possibly bowling.
“This semester I’m looking forward to playing new sports like inner tube water polo and really spreading the word about intramural sports to hopefully get more people involved,” Schaefer said.
Basketball also features its own version of an all-star break with a dunk contest and 3-point shootout.
Men’s basketball held practice games Jan. 25 with the White Sharks beating the MSU Banglers 52-40 and Hester A falling short against the BCM Ballers 45-29.
Basketball season will officially started on Jan. 26.
Sports like volleyball, soccer and water polo are next on the schedule.
Racquetball will be added to the schedule this spring with the season beginning Feb. 6. The addition of one sport could bring more students to get into intramural sports. It brings a chance for students to come together and not only get involved on campus, but have fun while they do it.
Intramurals sports are not just open for residents on campus. They are open to Greek organizations, faculty and commuters.