In order to minimize forfeits, the Intramural Sports Program has implemented a Buster Rule policy. If a team is below the minimum number of players required to play a game, they may pick up a player from another team to avoid a forfeit. There is a maximum of two “Buster’s” per team per game. “Buster” cannot be used as extra players or substitutes. If more players come to the game after it has started, the Buster must be substituted out. For more information on this policy, please visit our manual.
If a team knows they will not be able to make a game, they can default using the Default Form found on IMLeagues by 12 p.m. the day of the game for weekday games, or by 3 p.m. on the Friday before the game for weekend games. As a result, the team will receive a default loss and a sportsmanship rating of 3, and they will not have to pay the forfeit fee of $20. To default, go to the main page of IMLeaugs and click the Default Form Link. If there is a forfeit without proper notification, the team will receive a sportsmanship rating of 0 and will have to pay a $20 forfeit fee at the Member Service Desk at the Student Recreation Center or online. If a team does not pay the forfeit fee before their next game, the captain will be suspended on IMLeagues until they play. If the team does not pay their forfeit fee before playoffs, they will be considered ineligible for playoffs. A second forfeit will also result in removal from the league.