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Recent Guidelines and Procedures Updates

The Seven Principles of Intramural Sports contain guidelines and procedures for individual and team participation in the various aspects of our program. You can view major additions and revisions to specific guidelines and procedures for the 2017-2017 academic year. Additional minor changes, such as rewording of passages, are not shown. Please browse through the complete Seven Principles of Intramural Sports for additional program rules and regulations.

INVOLVEMENT
Levels of Competition

Levels of Competition
Team Sports 
Competitive: Where the most talent and skilled players play. These leagues and tournaments are highly competitive. Teams advance to the All-Campus Championship Playoffs, meeting the Fraternity League champion in the All-Campus Championship final.
Recreational: The place for semi-talented team who still want to play for a championship. Leagues and tournaments remain very competitive. Teams advance to a separate playoff tournament.
The IM Sports staff reserves the right to promote or demote teams among divisions as necessary to enhance the competitiveness of the division and/or the enjoyment of the other teams in the division.

Captain's Requirements

E. Registered Team
Each registered team must have its team captain or alternate captain complete the preseason requirements for each sport in which they wish to participate in order for the team to be eligible to participate in the respective sport's league or tournament.
F. Fulfillment of the Preseason Captains Requirements
To fulfill the preseason requirements, the team captain shall review online materials (video presentations, rules summaries, guidelines information) and complete the online registration process. 
G. Failure to Complete Requirements
Registered teams that fail to complete the online registration and acknowledgement will be dropped from the league at the deadline. Teams which remain interested in participating must reregister by completing the late registration process. 
H. Late Registration Teams
Teams that register after the registration deadline must complete the late registration process for their respective sport to be added to the waiting list. Late registration teams are ordered for placement into the league (or for addition to the wait list) based on the date and time that the entire registration and captain's requirement process is completed

ORGANIZATION
Reschedules - Team Sports

A. Regular Season Games
Requests to reschedule regular season games or matches are not accepted by the Intramural Sports Office. Teams are provided with day and/or time selection and notification of special dates during the registration process and should select their team's playing day and/or time accordingly.
B. Playoff Games - Early Rounds
For contests outside of the final two rounds of the division's tournament (semifinals or championship) a team may request a reschedule, only if they attended an applicable playoff draw meeting. Teams are provided a choice of playing days and/or times during the playoff draw meeting for major sports. For other sports, teams are generally scheduled for playoff games on the same day as regular season contests. Requests will be considered only for the following documented reasons: 
(1) Conflict with another Intramural Sports playoff game (in any sport) by at least 2 members of the team. Such members must be on the game roster (played in a game) on both of the conflicting teams at the time of the request.
(2) Conflict with another University-sanctioned activity by at least 4 members of the team. Activity must be coordinated or conducted by an official University entity. Documentation of participation may be required. 
C. Playoff Games - Semifinal Round and Championship Round
Requests to reschedule playoff games or matches are only considered for contests within the final two rounds of the division's tournament (semifinals or championship) and only for the following documented reasons:
(1) Conflict with another Intramural Sports playoff game (in any sport) by at least 2 members of the team. Such members must be on the game roster (played in a game) on both of the conflicting teams at the time of the request.
(2) Conflict with another University-sanctioned activity by at least 4 members of the team. Activity must be coordinated or conducted by an official University entity. Documentation of participation may be required. 
D. Reschedule Request Procedure
Requests for reschedules will need to be completed the day following a team’s advancement leading into the conflicting playoff round; i.e. requests for a change to a quarterfinal game will need to be made the day following the teams advancement from the round of 16.
E. Administrative Action
The Intramural Sports Office will work within its playoff schedule parameters to identify an alternative day and/or time for the conflicting game which best accommodates the desires of all involved teams. While reschedule requests may be accepted, the Intramural Sports Office cannot guarantee that such requests can be accommodated. In such cases, the game shall continue to be played as scheduled; the requesting team may request a free default of the contest to avoid a forfeit. 

A. Playoff Qualification
All teams in competitive and recreational divisions qualify for the postseason playoffs regardless of record EXCEPT:
(1) Those teams that have an average sportsmanship rating below 3.0.
(2) Those teams dropped from regular season play due to multiple defaults, forfeits, or disciplinary matters.
Wait list teams, including late registration teams, must be scheduled for at least 40% of the total regular season games available to non-wait list teams to be eligible for participation in the playoffs.
Independent men's teams participating in fraternity regular season play due to wait list placement are eligible for transfer to the men's playoffs.  All men's teams  will be placed in one of the competitive  league playoff brackets,  based on regular season record.  Independent women's teams participating in sorority regular season play due to wait list placement are eligible for transfer to the women's playoffs. 
B. Playoff Structure
When multiple divisions are initially available in a sport, the competitive and recreation divisions will be divided into two separate playoff brackets. Teams that are .500 and above in the competitive bracket will play in the garnet division for the All-Campus Championship. Teams that fall below .500 will play in the gold playoff bracket for a league championship.
Teams that are in the recreational division and finish .500 and above will compete in the garnet bracket and play for a league championship. Teams that fall below .500 will be assigned to the gold playoff bracket and will compete in a playoff tournament. However, the team that wins the recreational gold playoff tournament will not be awarded a championship award. Instead, we will reward the team with the best sportsmanship in the recreational gold bracket.
C. Playoff Division Quotas 
Postseason playoffs in all major sports are comprised of various levels (postseason divisions) with a predetermined target number of teams in each level. Teams that finish .500 will be placed into the garnet bracket, unless playoff brackets are unbalanced. At that time, the IM Sport staff will look at all .500 teams and determine what bracket they should be in, based on margin of victory, balance of league, and big wins/loses.
Specific numbers will be determined based on the total number of eligible playoff teams and other evaluation by Intramural Sports.
D. Playoff Division Assignments / Team Standings Points Structure
Teams qualify for a specific level for the playoffs based on regular season division, record, and margin of victory or defeat in all games completed prior to the time of the playoff draw meeting.
All men's teams from the competitive and recreational divisions are then ordered and divided into playoff levels based on the record and target number of teams for each postseason division. Similarly, all co-rec teams from competitive and recreational divisions will be ordered and divided into playoff levels based on record and the assigned target percentage or number for each postseason division.