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Intramural Sports

Director

Riley Stephens
rstephens@carthage.edu

Coed Intramural Sand Volleyball

Fall
Intramural sand volleyball is open to all students and faculty. Rosters can include eight-ten players with three girls and three guys on the court at all times. Matches are the best two of three games with rally scoring. Only one male varsity and one female varsity player is allowed on each team.

Flag Football

Fall
Intramural flag football is open to all students and faculty and is played 7 on 7.  There is a men’s league and a women’s league.  Rosters can include up to 12 players.  The top four to eight teams will have a single elimination playoff in the last week to determine the champion.

Spikeball

Fall
Intramural Spikeball is open to all students and faculty. This will be held in several locations including but not limited to: sand volleyball court, racquetball courts, and upstairs Arena. Games will be 2 vs. 2. A minimum of 2 for a roster is required, and there is a maximum of 4.

Badmiton

Fall
Intramural Badminton is open to all students and faculty. These games will be held on the courts in the upstairs Arena. Games will be comprised of 3 sets. Scores will be kept up to 21 points each set. A minimum of 2 for a roster is required, and there is a maximum of 4.

Intramural Basketball (3v3)

Fall/Winter
Intramural 3 on 3 basketball is open to all students and faculty. There is a men’s league and a women’s league.  Rosters can include up to 6 players.  The top four to eight teams will have a single elimination playoff in the last week to determine the champion.

Men’s Intramural Basketball

Winter/Spring — 5v5
Men’s intramural Basketball is open to all students, faculty, and staff. There are two leagues to choose from: “A” league for more competitive play and “B” league for more recreational play. Rosters can include up to ten people and the games will consist of two twenty-minute halves with running clock.

Women’s Intramural Basketball

Winter/Spring — 5v5
Women’s intramural Basketball is open to all students, faculty, and staff. There is only one league in which each roster can have up to ten players. Games will consist of two twenty-minute halves with running clock.

Coed Intramural Soccer (5v5)

Spring
Carthage has a 5-on-5 coed intramural soccer league in the spring. Each roster must have at least five players with a maximum of ten. A minimum of two girls must be on the field at all times and teams are only allowed two varsity players. Each game consists of two fifteen-minute halves with no goalkeepers.

Coed Intramural Softball

Spring
The intramural softball league is open only to Carthage students. There should be 8-12 students per team, and every team MUST be co-ed with an even amount of male and female players. Intramural softball games are played on Sunday evenings.

Coed Intramural Volleyball

Spring
Intramural volleyball is open to all students. Rosters can include eight-ten players with three girls and three guys on the floor at all times. Matches are the best two of three games with rally scoring and only one male varsity and one female varsity player is allowed on each team.

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