Fraternities and sororities compete for the Intramural Greek Cup

Dakota Brewer, Writer

Greek organizations are highly competitive when it comes to vying for the Intramural Greek Cup.

The Greek intramural league is for Greek organizations to compete in sports such as ultimate frisbee, flag football, futsal, volleyball, softball, sand volleyball, soccer and basketball. The sports have weeklong seasons, but there are also single-day events every Wednesday such as spikeball, cornhole, pickleball, racquetball, and more.

Director of intramurals, Kari Osborne, said she and the rest of her staff try to add a new sport each semester to keep interest among the Greeks.
Last year the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha (Pikes), won the Greek Cup.

“Competing for the Greek Cup is an exhilarating experience,” Eddie Arciga said. “Greeks have a sense of pride and that makes the stakes higher as to who will have bragging rights for the next year.”

Along with the Pikes, the sorority Alpha Phi has been a reoccurring champion for several years. Though their win streak was broken this past year by Chi Omega, Chelsea Spencer, athletic chairman for Alpha Phi, said, “We find it enjoyable because it’s a great way to let out some steam on a competitive level while enjoying the company of your sisters.”
The Greek Cup is won based on points received during the regular season and the playoff season. First place winners receive 40 points, second place receive 30 points and third place in the regular season 20 points. Other places receive 10 points, and third and fourth place in playoffs are worth 20 points. Teams also receive sportsmanship points for each game. Within single day tournaments the first place team will receive 20 points, second place to receive 15 and third and fourth to receive 10.

To be eligible for playoffs, teams must have a 2.75 sportsmanship rating. Teams can gain points, but also lose points, for things such as unsportsmanlike conduct, someone who is not in good standing and attempts to play, or forfeiting. Ultimately, the goal is to have the most points at the end of May.
Arciga said the keys for a team to win the cup include “win the single-day tournaments, be consistent in winning, have multiple teams to play, display good sportsmanship, and take time to practice.”

Although teams winning the Greek Cup no longer receive an actual cup, they do receive a championship shirt. The intramural staff is currently exploring ideas for the winners, such as a plaque.