Intramural Sports are for Ball State students, faculty, staff, and alumni with valid Ball State identification cards looking to play competitive sports against others on campus. We offer singles, doubles and team tournaments and leagues throughout each semester.
All participants, captains, coaches and spectators are expected to understand these guidelines. Please reference these at any time in case of questions or concerns.
Participant How To Videos
Create IMLeagues Account
Create Team on IMLeagues
Spring 2017 Intramurals & Rules
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Below are Frequesntly Asked Questions regarding Intramural Sports
Who is eligible to play intramural sports?
To participate in Ball State University Intramural Sports, you must:
- Be a currently enrolled student with a valid and current Ball State University ID Card.
- Be a current Ball State University faculty or staff member with a valid ID Card.
- Be a Ball State University Rec Cardholder with a valid current Rec Card.
- No Burris or Indiana Academy Student may participate in the intramural sports program.
- Daily or Complimentary Passes DO NOT substitute for a valid BSU ID Card.
- Participation in intramural sports may be limited due to the following constraints:
- Medical red shirts, as designated by the NCAA, cannot participate within intramural sports at any time.
- If you are currently participating (includes practicing/playing) with an intercollegiate athletic team, you may NOT participate in the “associated sport” (see below) within intramural sports. Once you cease your affiliation with the intercollegiate athletic team, you may become eligible to play intramural sports in the “associated sport.” Once your eligibility ends and you have been removed from that team’s active roster, you may participate within an associated sport in intramural sports. The Athletic Department Compliance Office to the NCAA reviews all eligibility designations and remains in full contact with this office.
- ONLY TWO registered sport club team members may participate on an intramural sports team in an “associated sport” relating to their club sport.
Defined, an associated sport is an activity that may be similar to an intercollegiate sport that an athlete may participate in at Ball State University. Any person who participates at theintercollegiate level will not be eligible to participate in the associated intramural sport or activity as indicated by the Office of Recreation Services in that academic year.
- For example, an intercollegiate basketball player cannot participate in intramural basketball, but can participate in other intramural sports outside of their associated sport which is basketball.
What can I not wear to participate in Intramurals
Participants are not allowed to wear shorts with pockets or any jewelry. If the jewelry is medical or religion related the participant must secure it out of site or tape it down. (For example the following are not exceptions to the jewelry rule: friendship bracelets, live strong bracelets, or new piercings)
How do I get on a team?
To join an Intramural team, create an imleagues account by following the directions below very carefully!
- To create an imleagues account
- Go to www.imleagues.com
- Click on the “Create Account” link.
- Enter your information, and use your school email address (@bsu.edu), and submit.
- You will be sent a confirmation email. Log in to imleagues.com by clicking the link at the bottom of the email.
- The Ball State University school link should pop up. Click “Join School.”
How do I sign up a team?
- Log in to your imleagues.com account.
- Click on the “Ball State University” link
- The current sports should be displayed toward the bottom of the screen. Click on the sport you wish to join.
- Choose the league you wish to play in (CoRec, Men, Women/Sorority etc.)
- You can join the sport one of three ways
- Join a team
- Find the team and captain name on division page and requesting to join
- Go to the captain’s player card page, viewing his team, and requesting to jo
- Accept a request from the captain to join his tea
- Join as a Free Agent
- Join a team
Who can be a captain?
Anyone who is a fee-paying member for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (which includes most Ball State students). There is no other requirement for being a captain, however we do encourage the most responsible members of a team to fill this role, as they are in charge of dispersing information to the rest of their team.
What is the difference between Major Leagues, Minor Leagues, and Tournaments
Major leagues are full season leagues that will grant teams up to 4 games and a playoff game (as long as they meet the sportsmanship rating requirement)
Minor Leagues are partial season leagues that will grant teams up to 3 games and a playoff game (as long as they meet the sportsmanship rating requirement)
Tournaments are double elimination format which grants teams up to 2 game
How much do leagues cost?
Major: $55 – $65
Minor: $40 - $55
Prices vary based on sport type (i.e. team, individual)
How much do tournaments cost?
Tournaments: $5 - $50
Prices vary based on sport type (i.e. team, individual)
What constitutes as a forfeit?
Teams or individuals failing to appear at the playing area with the minimum number of players as defined in the specific sport rules will forfeit the contest. Teams will have a 10 minute grace period from the scheduled start time to have the minimum number of player present and signed in eligible to play. If neither team complies with this requirement, a forfeit shall be recorded for both teams. Teams are encouraged to be at their game site at least 15 minutes prior to the start time!
Teams will also receive forfeits for games ended due to sportsmanship and games played with ineligible players. Games will be forfeited during the regular season when a team receives 3 unsportsmanlike conduct penalties (i.e. technical foul, yellow card, flagrant personal foul, etc.). Any player ejection will count as 2 penalties to the 3 total for forfeit. During the playoffs or a tournament, games will also be forfeited if any player or coach is ejected.
Teams or individuals that have forfeited two scheduled games or contests will automatically be dropped from further competition.
What constitutes a default?
Any team or individual knowing in advance that they will not be able to play a regularly scheduled contest is provided the opportunity to default that contest. In order for a contest to be considered a default, the team captain must contact the Recreation Services Office by 3:00pm the day of the game. A loss will be assessed for the default and the other team will be informed to not show up to the game. Teams will not have their sportsmanship rating reduced for Defaults.
Do games get rescheduled?
All games will be played at the scheduled time, date, and location as determined in your league schedule, tournament bracket, or playoff bracket. Your team roster should be large enough so that you can accommodate the absence of one or more players, regardless of the conflict.
Teams wishing to reschedule an event must contact the Office of Recreation Services a week in advance. The Office of Recreation Services will try to accommodate your needs. However, such factors such as facilities and employee availability may limit our ability to reschedule events. If the opposing team is unable to play at a different time, the team that is requesting to reschedule will receive a default
Why can I not use my driver’s license to sign in for a game?
Through our program we verify participant identity through their BSU ID. Ball State University requires students to surrender their identification card when requested by a University officials acting in the performance of their duties and made within the scope of their authority, which can be found on Student Code 5.2.5 or 5.2.6. This extends to faculty, staff, and alumni that choose to participate in Ball State Intramural Sports
How do individual/duel sports operate?
The way we run individual/duel sports is by providing a play-by-date for participants. We e-mail out all the necessary information to team representatives and they contact their weekly opponent to play before the date listed. Not at the day listed. The purpose of the date is to make sure everyone has their scores in by that time. Individual/duel sports are self-officiated games, as our intramural staff does not supervise these contests, with the exception of one day tournaments.
Am I guaranteed games if I sign up a team?
It varies based on interest. Some sports may not fill up their leagues (a minimum of four registered teams are needed to fill a league), and in this case we do our best to accommodate teams. If nothing can be done, we will refund the league fee.
What is the purpose of the sportsmanship rating?
We are encouraging fair and fun play in intramural sports. We hope to allow participants to enjoy their time in friendly competition in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. Sportsmanship is a way to promote that type of behavior.
How does a team make the playoffs?
All teams are eligible for playoffs as long as they meet the 2.5 minimum sportsmanship requirement or higher.
How many games am I guaranteed to play?
The amount of games you can receive can vary depending on what league or tournament you sign up for. With the exception of unforeseen circumstances, we try and schedule teams for 4 – 6 regular season games or 2 guaranteed games in tournament play. If teams have that 2.5 sportsmanship rating they will be guaranteed at least one extra game.
How do Greek Cup Points work?
A fraternity will earn five points for every team that is submitted to any sport. The registration must be completed and the team must complete the season with less than two forfeits for any league and less than one forfeit for a tournament. All points will be updated by 5:30 each Monday afternoon.
League Play Points Major League Points Minor League Points 1st Place 100 1st Place 100 1st Place 50 2nd Place 70 2nd Place 70 2nd Place 20 3rd Place 50 3rd Place 50 3rd Place 10 4th Place 50 4th Place 50 4th Place 10
How do I become an official or become part of the Intramural Sports Staff
Contact Recreation Services
Main Office Number:
Competitive Sports Contact
Coordinator of Competitive Sports and Youth and Family Programs
Assistant Director of Programs:
Includes winners from the past semesters