An excuse to stop nerdy studying

By Alyzee Sibtain

A team of ex-Dinos, dubbed Team BT, returned to the court to take the second annual University of Calgary Intramural Basketball Tournament Championship Sat., Mar. 11 with an undefeated record. Second place went to Team Roundhouse Kick to the Head and third place honours to Team ADD.

This year’s tournament saw an increase in participation compared with last year, from six to eight teams. All of the participants had a good time playing some roundball, taking a break from the academics which often seem to be the only part of campus life. Still, the turnout could have been better. A lack of awareness of the recreational events going on around campus caused participation to suffer. The lack of female presence on the court was also felt.

“The women out there should definitely show up to play,” commented a Team BT member.

Just because the Dinos’ seasons are done, doesn’t mean that campus sports are over. Tim Howard, the tournament’s organizer, emphasized that this tournament, including others held on campus every year, is a great outlet for some school relief, whatever sport you may be into.

“[The tournament was] great fun,” Laura Schuiling of Team School Bus agreed. “And a great way to meet new people, make friends and take a break from studying.”

The tournament, among other on-campus activities, is part of the Healthy Living campaign–which, unfortunately, still goes mostly unnoticed. Campus Recreation is now working with the Den and the Student Life Office to increase involvement and awareness. Even if you aren’t playing, come and support your friends and make some noise in the stands.

Competitive and recreational Intramural leagues are offered in numerous sports. Check here to find out more and register your team for the next tournament.

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