Intramural Frequently Asked Questions

What are Intramural Sports?

The intramural sports program provides opportunity for members of campus recreation to participate in sports at a competitive or recreational level. Two seasons of sports are offered each semester, along with several single-day tournaments, giving all members a chance to RECess on a weekly basis!

What is the difference between blue and orange league?

Blue is considered a competitive league for more experienced athletes. Orange is a recreational league for participants who want to try a new sport or continue playing for fun.

Who is eligible to play Intramural Sports?

Any current Boise State student, faculty/staff, spouses/partners, and alumni are eligible to participate in Intramural Sports as long as they maintain a current Campus Recreation membership. Further guidelines are available for professional and collegiate athletes.

Can club sport athletes play in intramural sports?

Yes, club sports members are allowed to participate in any intramural sport. However, there is a maximum number of two club players allowed per team, and they must play in the blue league.

What is a free agent?

A free agent is someone who wants to play a sport but does not have a team. The Intramural Program does not place free agents on teams but they will help individuals looking to find a team by sharing teams that need additional roster members. Teams that know they need additional players are suggested to check “Looking For Free Agents” while completing the registration process.

Do intramural teams practice?

Practicing is not expected or required; however, there are teams that do practice to improve their chances at getting the coveted intramural champ shirt!

How long does a league last?

Each league lasts four weeks followed by a single elimination tournament. There are single day events that will be played on one day.

When and how are team payments made?

Beginning in January 2019, participants will have the ability to pay online. Use the “Pay for a Team” link on the Intramural Sports home page. If the participants choose to pay in person, they may do so by stopping at the Campus Rec front desk. All payments for the first season of leagues will be due by January 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

What do teams do if they have to forfeit?

Beginning Fall 2018, the “nomad” rule was implemented: 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 forfeit. There is a maximum of two nomads per team per game. Nomads cannot be used as extra players or substitutes. If more players come to the game after it has started, the nomad must be substituted out.

However, if the team knows in advance that they will not be able to participate, email no later than 12pm the day of the game to notify the program coordinator. As a result, the team will receive a default loss, and a sportsmanship rating of 3, and will not have to pay the fee of $30. If there is a forfeit with no prior communication to the intramural program, the team will receive a sportsmanship rating of 0, will become ineligible to compete in play-offs, and a fee of $30 will be charged to the team captain’s household.

What are the requirements for play-off eligibility?

In order to be play-off eligible, teams must have no forfeits during the regular season and they must have an overall average sportsmanship rating of 3.5. The intramural sports program takes pride in promoting a fun and competitive atmosphere for our participants, therefore it is a requirement that teams maintain good sportsmanship throughout the season.

What is the sportsmanship rating scale?

5- Excellent Conduct and Sportsmanship

4- Good Conduct and Sportsmanship

3- Average Conduct and Sportsmanship/Default

2- Below Average Conduct and Sportsmanship

1- Poor Conduct and Sportsmanship

0- Unacceptable Conduct and Sportsmanship/Forfeit