Ohio University Intramurals Locations Map

This is a map I have created highlighting all the different places Ohio University uses for its intramural program. Most people think of the intramurals on campus being played at the Intramural Fields or at Ping, but there are other places than just those two. Please leave a comment if you know of other places where intramural sports happen at Ohio University.

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Paying for intramural sports at Ohio University

A recent Post article detailed students’ General Fee and where it is all spent.

In this article it says students pay about $10.24 per student on intramural sports and more than $200,000 total, per year.

What is interesting about this number is how much this is when compared to other things on campus.

This cost is more than students pay for “residence life” aka dorms. 

It is also more funding than the Marching 110 gets, despite the acclaim the band receives, and also Halloween safety.

Now I realize many students play intramurals and so the cost definitely benefits the students, but it seems to me it could be divided out more to fund the band and keeping students safe on Halloween.

Safety should be number one priority on a college campus, but students are paying two times more for intramurals than being safe on one of the biggest college parties in the country with crowds around 15,000 – 20,000.

Not to mention intramurals are not free for students as a result of this payment. Students are still required to pay either $30 or $50 per team depending on the sport

If students are paying just to play, what does the general fee really pay for? The facilities are run by Ping Recreation Center which has its own fees.

Students should not have to pay this much and still have to pay to play. It should be one or the other.

 

I have created a new Facebook page for Ohio University Intramurals.  In it you can find scores from all the different leagues co-ed teams.  Feel free to like the page and send in any scores you see so that I can keep updating the page in the future.  The goal of the page is to make it easier for students in Intramurals to find out the scores of each game that has been played.  Here is the link to the Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/OU-Intramural-Sports-Stats/414998048580435

Why are college intramurals important?

Intramurals have been a staple on college campuses for many years. This is especially true at Ohio University, where the program was started all the way back in 1890.  Intramurals are a way for students to play a game they love with friends while also fueling that competitive fire they have.  Most students that play intramurals did not have the skill to play that sport in college, but still want to find a fun and organized way to play it.

This week was signup week at Ohio University for the first of two intramural sessions in the spring. This session will run through mid-March, then the second session will start.  An intramural sport gives students something to do outside of school to keep them busy. It is proven that students involved in extra-curricular activities are more likely to do well in school. Ohio University is known as one of the top five party schools in the country, which is why intramurals are so important here. Without them, that is one less thing for students to do in a town like Athens devoid of much else outside of the campus. It gives students a fun, organized and competitive atmosphere that can only expressed in sports.

Intramural Sports at Ohio University

My name is Todd Ward and I am a junior at Ohio University. I have many friends involved with intramurals around Ohio University, including the students who run the program. I love writing about sports and this is a way for me to not only cover sports, but a different side of sports rather than just the usual collegiate athletic teams. I have written about many of Ohio University’s sports teams and this will give me a new challenge to cover.

This blog will be a way to talk about how important intramural sports are to Ohio University students.  This blog will cover the impact intramurals make on campus, the popularity among the student population, the favorite games students like to play, how serious students take/don’t take the games, the reasons why every sport is co-ed, and the overall benefits intramurals can bring to a college campus.  Ohio University offers 17 different intramural sports throughout the year and the school is always adding new ones.  This blog will cover why the popularity and demand is so high for intramural sports.