The men’s intramural basketball season started on November 11, 2016 and ended on January 31, 2017. The league consisted of 16 teams with a variety of unique names such as The Monstars and the Hoosier Daddies. Each team played about fourteen games in the regular season, and each team ended with a different record than another.
In addition to being a great way to get involved, intramural basketball, also provided a way for students to have fun with their friends while having a competitive edge.
For students like Alpha Sow, a member of Views from the Hoop, going into the season prepared was important. “It was my third year playing. I recruited heavy to have a good team,” Alpha said. When asked whether the season was more about having fun or winning, “Having fun cause you don’t really win anything.” Views from the Hoop had 9 wins and 5 losses at the end of the season.
Other players such as Mike Lucas of the Freshman Squad, had a different point of view going into the season, “I knew we were going to be bad, but not that bad.” While he said that winning was an important aspect of the game to him, he also said that he had fun doing it. The Freshman Squad ended with a record of 1 win and 13 losses on the season.
Since this was more of a negative point of a view, I asked a different player from the same team for his opinion on the season. Tyler Legner, another player for the Freshman Squad had this to say about going into the season, “I felt like we had a good chance.” However, Mike and Tyler shared the same view point on whether it was about winning or having fun. Both said that it was more about winning, so you can see that there was still team chemistry with the players.
For each team, the players may have had different points of view going into the season, but at the end of the season, it seems like that had fun no matter what. “I look forward to playing again next year,” Tyler said. The other players that were interviewed seemed to have the same attitude, and hope to improve for when they play in the league again next year.