Intramurals provide students fun, bonding experience

Alec Wizar, Correspondent

Wilkes University’s intramural sports program, headed by Director Neal Biscaldi, offers the opportunity for both men and woman on campus to participate in a variety of different sports.

“It’s a good way to bond with other athletes on campus to compete while also having a good time,” said junior intramural softball participator Jeremy Hartman.

Wilkes’s intramural program offers sports throughout the fall semester and the spring semester. Each sport offered is co-ed unless otherwise specified.

The first of the fall sports offered co-ed soccer. Although the sign-up date has passed, Biscaldi has no problem with late sign-ups. Entire teams cannot sign up late, only individuals can. The individuals are brought in as “free agents” and are placed on a team.

The second fall sport offered is a flag football tournament. This co-ed sport’s sign-up is still to be decided, but should be in early October. Sign ups are team only because of the tournament format.

The third fall sport offered is 3-on-3 basketball. These sign-ups are also still TBD, but are predicted to fall sometime in mid October. This double-elimination tournament allows for both team sign ups and individuals. The two-day tournament will take place between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Other sports, such as bowling and Ping-Pong could possibly be instated. These sports are based off the interest shown. According to Biscaldi, if enough people want to sign up, they will take place.

The spring semester also offers sports such as basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and softball.

Biscaldi sees the intramural program as a way for students to bond with one another while escaping the daily challenges of college life.

“I’ve always built it as a good way for students to meet people, get to know people and to distract themselves from the stress of everyday college life,” Biscaldi said.