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Sportsmanship

The following scale will be used to rate all teams in all contests played:

4: Excellent, no problems.

3: Occasional problems, some verbal dissent.

2: Unreasonable comments and conduct.

1: Continuous verbal dissent, unreasonable conduct.

0: Fighting, vulgar language, unreasonable conduct.


Method of Rating:

  1. The officials working that game and/or any Intramural Staff (Supervisors, Graduate Assistants, or Professional Staff) will rate each team in each contest on sportsmanship.
  2. The Intramural Staff and officials on a 0-4 rating system rate teams and organizations. To qualify for the playoffs under the sportsmanship guidelines, a team MUST average a 2.75 over the course of the season to be included in the playoffs.
  3. Special Game Situations: Contests, which are postponed and not rescheduled due to rainouts, power failure, etc - both teams will receive a Default and no Sportsmanship Rating.
  4. A team winning by forfeit or default will receive a 4 for sportsmanship. A team that forfeits will receive a 0 for sportsmanship. A team that defaults will receive no rating.

Playoffs:

  • Each team that finishes the regular season with a Sportsmanship Rating of at least a 2.75 will make the playoffs. Furthermore, each team must maintain a Sportsmanship Rating of at least a 2.75 each game to remain in the playoffs.

Penalties Affecting Sportsmanship:

  • Wearing jewelry or not having checked in properly will not count against a team’s sportsmanship rating unless it is a repeated offense during the same game.
  • All teams are responsible for their spectators. Any unsportsmanlike conduct from spectators will be penalized against the team they are "supporting".
  • Yellow cards, red cards, technical/flagrant/intentional fouls, trash talking, and dissent toward officials are all examples of actions that affect sportsmanship.

Ejections:

  • Any player, who is ejected, for any reason, will automatically be suspended from the following game and must meet with the Manager of Intramurals & Sport Clubs.  Based upon the ejected players’ actions, further disciplinary procedures may be taken.
  • The following are considered to be evidence of unsportsmanlike conduct:
    • Profanity, unnecessary delay of game, striking, shoving, or threatening an opponent, official or teammate, arguing with officials, derogatory and abusive remarks toward an opponent, official or teammate, and any action with the intent to physically injure an opponent.

Alcohol & Drugs:

  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages and use of illegal drugs by coaches, active players, bench players and spectators are prohibited. Violators are subject to disciplinary action. Intramural participants may be ejected from a game and suspended from further participation.