Flag Football Registration Begins Today
Registration for the preseason flag football tournament begins today, as the university looks forward to kicking off another year of intramurals. Students can register for the tournament through the intramural website uark.athleague.com until next Wednesday, Aug. 29.
With yet another large incoming freshmen class, University Recreation is looking to gain as many new intramural participants as they can handle.
“Each year, we try to increase the number of participants and not decrease the quality,” said Bill Mock, associate director of intramural sports and special events. “Our goal is to provide quality programs and as safe of facilities as our budget allows.”
The available brackets to enter into are Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec. The men’s and women’s leagues are typically divided into three separate leagues: Greek, residence hall and open. Fees for University Recreation are collected through each semester based on credit hours, so there is basically no up-front cost to participate.
“Intramural fee money is used to provide quality sports and safe facilities at no extra cost to the students,” Mock said.
Games will take place at the UREC Sports Complex on Razorback Road, giving you a chance to show your skills and bask in the glory on the same field the football team practiced on.
If you are looking for even more of an intramural flag football fix than a preseason tournament, fear not. The regular flag football league sign-ups begin Aug. 26 and last until Sept. 5. Participants will play in a league and then move on to a single-elimination tournament to see who will be crowned intramural flag football champions.
If you happen to field a team that does in fact win their respective league, they have the opportunity to face off against the best intramural teams in the region at the NCCS Regional Flag Football tournaments the weekend of October 26, right here in Fayetteville.
“We are expecting a total of 45 teams from Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Tennessee and Arkansas,” Mock said.
The winners of the region advance to the finals in Orlando, Fla. in January.
“Last year, one of our men’s team called ‘Texas Hurt’ finished third in the National Flag Football,” he added.
Intramurals are a way to get involved early in the school year. It is one of the more popular activities on campus, as 3,000 students participate each year. Students can choose between starting a team with friends or joining a team and making new ones.
Any further questions about flag football or intramurals in general should be sent to email@example.com.