Starting Oct. 24, the playoffs for NSU Intramural flag football will begin as 48 teams compete against each other for the title at the Gloria Dei field behind the Mailman Segal Institute on University Drive. The games start at 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The championship is scheduled for Oct. 27 and Assistant Director of Intramural Sports and Special Events, Mike Prociuk said he hopes to see more students supporting the teams.
“This year has been a little better. Fans are coming out more unlike before when there’d be one or two people. More people are coming out, but not as many as we’d like,” he said.
The teams have been competing against each other for about a month with their last week of “regular season” ending on Oct. 20. Every team advances to the playoffs. However, teams with a .500 record or better will advance to the championship bracket, while the others will compete in the consolation bracket.
First-year nursing student, Andrea Deonarine, plays for The New B’s, and she is excited for the playoffs. She recommends flag football to other students.
“It gives you a break from school work and all the stress,” she said.
Though flag football does not replace NSU’s lack of a football team, Prociuk said he believes it is a great way for students to let out some energy.
“It is a good way for students to relieve stress and to get a study break. It helps them as a whole to get their minds off of academics for an hour,” he said.